The Global Health Undergraduate Certificate, offered by the College’s Global Health Institute, provides students with a better understanding of the concept of “global health” and how by its nature, holds significant health implications for all individuals. Students enrolled in the certificate will increase their understanding of the global nature and scope of health issues today, examine multi-disciplinary approaches to solving global health problems, and build a foundation of knowledge that will serve to advocate for and promote solutions to global health problems.

The experiential learning options provided through the certificate program include opportunities to work with UGA faculty members to tackle research that addresses pressing global health issues, such as HIV, TB, and maternal and child health. The program links students with experiential learning opportunities in the laboratories of global health researchers and through mentored field experiences in the U.S. and abroad.

Courses (18 Total Hours)

  • How to Apply

    Although Global Health classes are open to all students, those who wish to complete the Global Health Certificate must apply to the certificate program and be accepted before conducting their internship.

    Please contact Heather McEachern for details on how to apply to the Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health.

  • Required Courses (9 Hours)

    GLOB 3100 or GLOB 3100E – Introduction to Global Health (offered Fall and Spring)
    GLOB 3150 – Cultural Awareness and Competency in Global Health (offered Fall and Spring)
    GLOB 3200 or GLOB 3200E – Global Health and the Links Among Food, Culture and Disease (offered Fall and Spring)

  • Electives (6 Hours)

    Choose two courses from the following list of electives (6 hours):

    Please note, 1) no more than 3 hours will be accepted from non-public health electives, and 2) no more than 3-4 credits will be allowed for elective courses below 3000 level. Also, experiential learning related to global health (i.e. research or internship work) can be counted for credit towards an elective upon approval of the Global Health Institute.

  • Experiential Learning (3 Hours)

    Experiential learning is the expression of “learning by doing.” Students will engage in mentored research or internships to gain hands-on experience. Students may choose from among the following opportunities to satisfy the experiential learning requirement:

    • Undergraduate research with faculty member working on a global health issue in the College of Public Health
    • U.S.-based internship with institutions working in global health
    • Foreign-based internship working in global health at an approved international site. Approval of domestic or foreign internship sites will be granted by the Director of the Center for Global Health or the Undergraduate Program Coordinator.
    • Register for experiential learning under GLOB 3560GLOB 4960 or GLOB 4960H or GLOB 4970 or GLOB 4970H