Global Health, Minor

Available exclusively to Penn Nursing students at both the undergraduate and graduate level, our Global Health minor is an opportunity to increase your knowledge of the world and the factors that contribute to the health of populations. We take a cross-disciplinary approach to help you integrate your knowledge of nursing, culture, and diversity to more effectively engage with patients locally, nationally, and around the world. Open to students in full- or part-time Master’s or Post-Master’s study, this three-course concentration builds on three core dimensions of global health: sociocultural influences of health; methods for assessing population health; and coursework in a geographic area of interest to you. 


A total of 3 course units are required for the Graduate-level Global Health Minor. We also provide a sample plan of study for students.

Core Courses
NURS 5150Sociocultural Influences on Health1
NURS 5350Comparing Health Care Systems in an Intercultural Context: Study Abroad1
or NURS 5450 Maternal and Infant Care in the Americas
PUBH 5190Foundations of Global Health1
Total Course Units3

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.