University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

Minor in Global Health

Public Health

Graduates in Public Health are health education specialists who are likely to pursue career paths as: health educators working for hospitals, non-profit organizations, government agencies, private business, and colleges and universities.

Marketable Skills

  • Communication: Reach mutual understanding through effective exchange of information, ideas, and feelings
  • Leadership: Step up, think, and act critically and creatively to bring others together to accomplish a common task
  • Problem-solving: Find solutions to difficult or complex issues
  • Research: Be able to search, investigate and critically analyze information in response to a specific research question
  • Social responsibility: Act ethically and responsibly for the benefit of society and the public good
  • Stress management: Be able to identify causes of stress, identify effective coping mechanisms, and take action to change the situation
  • Teamwork: Participate as an effective, efficient member of a group in order to meet a common goal

Additionally, students will learn:

  • Health behavior, use of effective mechanisms to help individuals make informed decisions about lifestyle modifications
  • Health education techniques

The purpose is to provide students a foundational knowledge to operate as global citizens and to equip them with a comprehensive understanding about the complexities and realities of global health. Through the proposed curriculum, students will be able to: 

  • synthesize knowledge of current global health issues; 
  • learn about best practices in global health;
  • develop strategies to improve health outcomes in low resource countries;
  • prepare for internationally focused careers in government agencies, non-governmental organization, immigrant health agencies, philanthropic foundations and international health organizations. 

Degree plan

Global Health Minor
Required Courses:
HSCI 3306Environmental Health3
HSCI 3311Introduction to Epidemiology *3
HSCI 3312Theories & Meth of Hlth Behav3
HSCI 3313Foundations of Global Health3
HSCI 3395Seminar in Global Health3
3 Credit hours elective, chosen from following list: 3
U.S.-Mex. Border Society/Cult
Envir. Just. & Min. Comm U.S.
Writing for PR & Corp Comm
Family Violence
Crim Just on US-Mexico Border
Violence in America
Health Info & Informat Systems
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Nutrition Thru the Life Cycle
Family Life & Human Sexuality
Ancient Cultures
International Relations
Advanced Social Problems
U.S.-Mex Border Society/Cult
Global Feminisms
Family Violence
Gender & Technology
Plagues, Pandemics, & Power
Women's Health
Total Hours18

*Some course prerequisites are not part of this degree plan but are required to complete this minor. Please see advisor for details.