Global Health, Minor

The ever-growing threat of pandemics, terrorism, natural disasters, and climate-related challenges has sharpened the need for skilled nurses who understand the global interconnectedness of health. We need nurses who are experienced both clinically and culturally, who are ready to meet the rapidly-changing needs of patients, no matter where they live.

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.

The Global Health Minor requires a total of 6 course units.

Core Courses
NURS 3150/5150Sociocultural Influences on Health1
NURS 3270Foundations of Global Health1
or PUBH 5190 Foundations of Global Health
Select 1 Global Health Experiential course1
Elective Courses
Select 3 course units 13
Total Course Units6

See the website for a list of approved elective courses.

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.