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Global Health

Learn more about the global health degree program at Rollins College.


Pursue a minor that positions you for a career in one of the fastest-growing economic sectors: public health.

Immerse yourself in a broad variety of courses in the subjects of anthropology, biology, communication studies, economics, English, environmental studies, history, pre-medicine studies, mathematics, physical education, political science, and psychology.

Courses will include: Introduction to Public HealthIntroduction to Epidemiology, and Introduction to Global Health

Electives can include: Bacteria, Viruses, and HumansHealth Policy and Advocacy CommunicationPlagues, Pests, and Policies: A History of Public Health in the United States

Additionally, you’ll have opportunities to put your education into practice through Immersion programs dealing with migrant workers’ health, inner city public health concerns, and field studies abroad.

Studying global health can lead to careers in medicine, public health, hospital administration, law, and policy, and educates students for global citizenship by focusing coursework on critical thinking for problem-solving.

What You Will Learn

Global Health Mission
The Global Health minor will prepare you to understand population health from a global perspective.

Global Citizenship
Because of the interdisciplinary tradition of Public Health, you will gain an understanding of the broader social, political, economic, and cultural contexts shaping human health and wellbeing. Your global health courses will specifically prepare you for global citizenship by emphasizing how health varies based on cultural context and improving your world knowledge.  

Responsible Leadership
You will become a responsible leader by gaining team-based problem-solving skills, allowing you to completely lead a group of professionals.  

Productive Careers
Through practical coursework that emphasizes data collection and presentation, written and oral communication, and multidisciplinary inquiry and analysis, global health courses prepare you for a productive career related to protecting population health and preventing disease. 

As part of the Global Health minor, you will gain firsthand knowledge of the social determinants of health by working with community-based organizations in Community Engagement courses. These courses require you to work in teams to respond to pressing global health problems, consider the root causes of poor health, and propose creative solutions. 

Meaningful Lives
Through integrative learning in and outside the classroom, you will deeply examine health inequity and devise ways to combat systemic inequalities, preparing you for a meaningful life after graduation.  

Contact Info

Dr. Shan-Estelle Brown
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Cornell Social Sciences Building - Room 101
1000 Holt Ave. – 2761
Winter Park, FL 32789
T: 407.646.2626

Dr. Nolan Kline
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 102
1000 Holt Ave. – 2761
Winter Park, FL 32789
T. 407.646.2699