Rollins Launches Minor in Global Health

Beginning this fall, Rollins will offer a new minor in global health.

In an effort to meet the growing demand for degrees in the fields of global and public health, the College of Arts & Sciences at Rollins will launch a new minor in global health this coming fall semester.

The minor combines courses in anthropology, biology, communication studies, economics, English, environmental studies, history, pre-medicine studies, mathematics, physical education, political science, and psychology to create an immersive interdisciplinary program. Building on the College’s strengths in community engagement, the minor also presents students opportunities to put their education into practice through Immersion programs dealing with migrant workers’ health, inner city public health concerns, and a field studies abroad.

The Association of Schools of Public Health estimates that by 2020 the U.S. will need 250,000 more public health workers (Morganstern 2010). Studying global health can lead to careers in medicine, public health, hospital administration, law, and policy, and educates students for global citizenship by focusing coursework on critical thinking for problem solving. 

Students participating in the global health minor will be required to take Introduction to Public Health, Introduction to Epidemiology, and Introduction to Global Health, along with three electives, which can include Bacteria, Viruses, and Humans; Health Policy and Advocacy Communication; and Plagues, Pests, and Policies: A History of Public Health in the United States.

For more information on the new global health minor at Rollins, please contact the program director, Professor of Anthropology Carol Lauer, at 407.646.2248 or clauer@rollins.edu.