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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.


Required Courses

PSCI 277:  Issues in Global Public Health

BIOM 227:  Epidemiology of Vector-Borne & Parasitic Diseases

Core Courses

  • ANTY 349: Social Change in Non-Western Societies
  • ANTY 426: Culture, Health andHealing
  • AHHS 430: Health Aspects of Aging
  • 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
  • PHAR 320 (2cr.): American Indian Health Issues
  • 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

Content Courses


ANTY 227 - Human Sexuality

ANTY 333 - Culture and Population

ANTY 391 - Special Topics

ANTY 402 - Quantitative Ethnographic Methods

ANTY 418 - Ecology and Genetic Variation in Human Populations

ANTY 422 - Mind, Culture and Society

ANTY 431 - Ethnographic Field Methods

ANTY 435 - Drugs, Culture and Society

ANTY 491- Monitoring and Evaluation in International Development


BIOL 130N - Evolution and Society

BIOH 112 - Human Form and Function I

BIOH 113 - Human Form and Function II

BIOH 462 - Principles of Medical Physiology

BIOM 250N - Microbiology for the Health Sciences

BIOM 402/MICB 412 -Medical Bacteriology & Mycology

BIOM 435 - Virology

Communication Studies

COMX 204X (COMM 251X) - International and Development Communication

COMX 415 (COMM 451) - Intercultural Communication

COMM 485 - Communication and Health


ECNS 217X - Issues in Economic Development

Health and Human Performance

HTH 430 (HHP 415) - Health & Mind, Body, Spirit Relationship

Native American Studies

NASX 303 - Ecological Perspectives of Native Americans

NASX 304 - Native American Beliefs and Philosophy

NASX 388 - Native American Health and Healing


NUTR 221N - Basic Human Nutrition

Political Science

PSCI 324 - Sustainable Climate Policy: China and the USA

PSCI 326 - Politics of Africa

PSCI 348 - Multicultural Politics in the United States

PSCI 431 - Politics of Global Migration


PSYC 362 - Developmental Psychology

Public Health

PUBH 4xx/595 - Public Health and Disability

Social Work

SW 300 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment

SW 310 - Social Welfare Policies and Services

SW 323 - Women and Social Action in the Americas

SW 324 - Gender and the Politics of Welfare

SW 410E - Ethics and the Helping Professions

SW 455S - Social Gerontology

SW 475 - Death, Dying and Grief


SOCI 332 - Sociology of the Family

SOCI 371 - Gender and Globlal Development

SOCI 443 - Sociology of Poverty

Women's and Gender Studies

WGSS 263S (WGS 263S) - Women's and Gender Studies