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The GPH minor requires completion of 21 credits, at least 9 of which must be at the upper-division (300+) level. Students must complete one required social-science course (PSCI 227, Introduction to Global Health Issues) and one required science course (BIOM 227, Epidemiology of Vector-Borne and Parasitic Diseases). Students must complete a minimum of 9 credits or 3 additional Core Courses from the list of 18 Core Courses, some of which are offered biannually. Additionally, students must complete a minimum of 6 credits or 2 Content Courses from the Content Courses list.

Students must take all core courses from The University of Montana’s curriculum, but can receive content credit for relevant practicum and internships experience and for relevant courses taken at other universities if approved by the program director.

Interested students need to complete the “add a minor” section on the “change of major” form and secure the signature of the program director. This form can be obtained from the program director or the Registrar’s office. One semester prior to graduation, the program director must approve and sign the student’s graduation plan. Students are asked to complete a written exit interview for the purpose of program assessment.


PSCI 277:  Issues in Global Public Health

BIOM 227:  Epidemiology of Vector-Borne & Parasitic Diseases

ANTY 349: Social Change in Non-Western Societies

ANTY 426: Culture, Health andHealing

BIOM 400: Medical Microbiology

BIOM 427/428: General Parasitology/Lab

COMX 425: Communication and Health Organizations

ECNS 310: Health Economics

HHP 330: Program Planning for Community Health

HHP 488: Program Planning for Community Health

HS 430: Health Aspects of Aging

PHARM 320 (2cr.): American Indian Health Issues

Plus: PHARM 395 (1cr.): Native American Medicine

PHARM 471: Special Topics: Public Health Genetics

PHIL 321E: Philosophy & Biomedical Ethics

PSCI 431: Politics of Global Migration

PSCI 463: Development Administration

PUBH 102: History and Theory of Epidemiology

SOCI 355: Population and Society

SW 465: Social Work in a Global Context

ANTY 227

ANTY 333

ANTY 391

ANTY 402

ANTY 418

ANTY 422

ANTY 431

ANTY 435

ANTY 491


BIOH 112

BIOH 113

BIOH 462


BIOM 402/MICB 412

BIOM 435

COMX 204X (COMM 251X)

COMX 415 (COMM 451)

COMM 485


HTH 430 (HHP 415)

NASX 303

NASX 304

NASX 388


PSCI 324

PSCI 326

PSCI 348

PSCI 431

PSYC 362

PUBH 4xx/595

SW 300

SW 310

SW 323

SW 324

SW 410E

SW 455S

SW 475

SOCI 332

SOCI 371

SOCI 443

WGSS 263S (WGS 263S)