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Global Health Undergraduate Certificate

Developed and implemented by public health experts with extensive experience of global health research and practice, and underpinned by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals as the guiding framework, the University of Arizona’s Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health will equip participants with foundational knowledge and skills that are necessary to engage effectively in global health practice ‐ whether at home in a diverse setting, along the border in a bi‐cultural environment, working side‐by‐side in indigenous homelands or abroad where populations and communities are displaced and under‐resourced, and where health systems are severely constrained. Participants will be introduced to the world’s vast diversity of determinants of health and disease. They will have an opportunity to critically appraise health systems in different parts of the world, and analyze current and emerging global health priorities, including infectious diseases, poverty, conflicts and emergencies, health inequity, principles and impact of health systems reforms, and major global initiatives for disease prevention and health promotion. Delivered entirely online, participants can complete the certificate in one academic year and will have the ability to transfer the associated 12 units to future undergraduate programs in public health at the university of Arizona.

Campuses

Available via main campus (starting Spring 2022) and Arizona Online campus (starting Fall 2022).

Pre-requisites to declare

  • For incoming students: must meet UArizona admission requirements.
  • For current students: no prerequisites.

Admissions Information

Open to degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students from main, online, and global direct campuses.

Advising

  • Main campus: determine by your last name, same as COPH degree advising.
  • Arizona Online: all students: Abba Kris Maria Versace (abba@arizona.edu)

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Courses Required (and semester(s) typically offered) – 12 units

  • Main campus:
    • Core Courses – 9 units
      • EHS 100 – One Health in Action (spring) – 3 units
      • HPS 302 – Introduction to Program Evaluation in Global Health (fall) – 3 units
      • PHP 308 – Community Health Education for Disease Outbreaks (fall) – 3 units
    • Electives – complete 3 units
      • SPAN 341 – Beginning Translation and Interpretation: Social Justice to Practice (fall, spring) – 3 units
      • HPS 417 – Health Systems in Global Health (fall) - 3 units
      • HPS 433 – Global Health* (fall, spring) - 3 units
      • HPS 409 – Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (spring) – 3 units
      • EHS 425 – Public Health Lens to Climate Change (fall) - 3 units
      • EHS 439A – Outbreak & Environmental Microbiology: Then and Now* (summer) - 3 units
      • GHI 414 – Comparative Health Analysis from a Global Perspective
      • GHI 440 – Intercultural Communication for Health Sciences
      • HPS 459 – Management of Public Health Emergencies (fall) - 3 units
      • EHS 489 – Public Health Preparedness (fall) - 3 units
      • ANTH 495F – Special Topics in Applied Anthropology: Disasters & Humanitarian Assistance: Theory and Practice (spring) – 3 units
  • Online campus:
    • Core Courses – 9 units
      • EHS 100 – One Health in Action (spring) – 3 units
      • HPS 302 – Introduction to Program Evaluation in Global Health (fall) – 3 units
      • PHP 308 – Community Health Education for Disease Outbreaks (fall) – 3 units
    • Electives – complete 3 units
      • SPAN 341 – Beginning Translation and Interpretation: Social Justice to Practice (spring) – 3 units
      • HPS 409 – Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (spring) – 3 units
      • HPS 417 – Health Systems in Global Health (fall) - 3 units
      • EHS 425 – Public Health Lens to Climate Change (fall) - 3 units
      • HPS 433 – Global Health* (fall) - 3 units
      • EHS 439A – Outbreak & Environmental Microbiology: Then and Now* (summer) - 3 units
      • GHI 414 – Comparative Health Analysis from a Global Perspective
      • GHI 440 – Intercultural Communication for Health Sciences
      • HPS 459 – Management of Public Health Emergencies (fall) - 3 units
      • EHS 489 – Public Health Preparedness (fall) - 3 units

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Relevant advising policies

  • Minimum GPA for required coursework: 2.0
  • Double dipping: No more than 50% of the units of credit used to complete the certificate can also be used for a current degree requirement (i.e., major, minor, or General Education), second certificate, or previously awarded degree program.

 

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