Minor Prerequisites

Mizzi Gomes

GHP Minor Prerequisites

Laying the Foundation

Before entering the minor in Global Health and Health Policy (GHP), you must take two prerequisite courses and complete the additional requirements below.

The GHP program begins in junior year, so you should complete these requirements before the end of sophomore year. Your application will be submitted during spring of sophomore year.

1. TAKE Two Prerequisite Courses

Review our Course Planning Guide for help planning your program of study. Current & upcoming GHP course listings are updated each semester.

1 FOUNDATIONS course* from this list
  • URB 201: Introduction to Urban Studies
  • ANT 240: Medical Anthropology
  • ENV 210 A/B: Scientific Foundations of the Environmental Nexus
  • GSS 201: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • MOL 101: From DNA to Human Complexity
  • EEB 211: Life on Earth: Mechanisms of Change in Nature
  • MOL/EEB 214: Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • ISC 231-234: An Integrated, Quantitative Introduction to the Natural Sciences
  • ECO 100: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology
  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
  • SPI 298: Introduction to Public Policy: Authority, Incentive, Persuasion
1 statistics course* from this list
  • ECO 202: Statistics and Data Analysis for Economics
  • EEB 355: Statistics for Biologists
  • MOL 290: Quantitative Methods in Cell and Molecular Biology
  • ORF 245: Fundamentals of Statistics
  • POL 345 / SOC 305 / SPI 211: Introduction to Quantitative Social Science
  • PSY 251: Quantitative Methods
  • SML 201: Introduction to Data Science
  • SOC 301: Statistical Methods in Sociology
  • SPI 200: Statistics for Social Science

Have AP credit?. If you have placed out of departmental requirements and/or introductory level courses with Advanced Placement (AP) credit, you may opt to take higher level courses in lieu of the standard foundations and statistics prerequisites, with advance permission.

  • Advanced foundations course options: EEB 309, EEB 314, EEB 327, EEB 328 
  • Advanced statistics course options: ECO 302, ECO 312, ORF 405

2. MEET Minimum Grade Requirements

  • A minimum grade of B (3.0) in each of the two prerequisite courses (from the lists above)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 overall, following completion of the sophomore year*

*Students not meeting these standards are still welcome to apply, exceptions are granted on a case by case basis.