Global Health – Online Minor

Cultivate your passion for promoting health

Gain strong foundational knowledge about the social factors that influence the health of individuals and populations in Oregon State University’s online minor in global health – the only program of its kind in the nation.

Designed for those interested in the allied health services and sciences as well as those primarily focused on public health, this minor will prepare you to apply principles of health equity, cultural competence and humility, and global thinking in real-world settings.

Learn from an accredited leader in public health

This global health program is offered by Oregon State’s College of Health, the first accredited school of public health in Oregon. The College of Health takes on our greatest challenges to health, using science and community engagement to ensure health and well-being for individuals, families and communities in Oregon and beyond.

Bolster your profile and résumé

If you’re a premed student or plan to apply to other clinical programs upon graduation, this program offers you the ability to develop a well-rounded academic profile that will make you more competitive for careers in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, ethnic studies and plenty more.


This is a 27-credit minor program delivered online by nationally ranked Oregon State Ecampus. For complete curriculum details, please visit Oregon State’s academic catalog.

The program’s online coursework will help you learn about the global health processes – such as migration, discrimination and polarization – that shape health outcomes. You’ll also practice principles of community-based research to address social determinants of health, and learn how to apply health equity and social justice frameworks in order to critically evaluate global health processes and problems.

Sample course topics

  • Health data analysis
  • Global public health
  • Global nutrition
  • Migration and global health
  • Global poverty and health disparities
  • Intro to the health care system
  • Foundations of epidemiology
  • Environmental health
  • Health equity social movements