Undergraduate Programs

Your global health vision starts here

If you’re a Duke undergraduate, studying global health can provide a multidisciplinary lens on the complex challenges of our interconnected world. Along with the knowledge gained through global health coursework, you’ll have opportunities to participate in research, service and field experiences.

We offer a global health co-major, which is paired with another major, and a global health minor, as well as an accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program 500 Internal Server Error- 365体育彩票手机版-最新下载

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I saw global health as a way of bridging all the other disciplines I was interested in — like biology, anthropology and sociology. You don’t have to choose just one; you can bring them together and apply them to do something tangible for a community.

Lily Zerihun BS’16 Biology and Global Health

Why study global health at Duke?

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Requirements

Global Health Co-Major

  • Fundamentals of Global Health
  • Ethics
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics
  • 3 Foundation Courses
  • 3 Electives
  • Experiential Learning Activity
  • Global Health Capstone

Global Health Minor

  • Fundamentals of Global Health
  • Ethics
  • 3 Electives

Plan Your Coursework

A guide to mapping out courses to meet your global health requirements

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Faculty

Meet our world-class teachers and mentors

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Enhancing Your Degree

Explore opportunities for study away, independent study and graduation with distinction

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Accelerated MSc-GH Program

For select, highly qualified Duke undergraduates, an accelerated program is available. Students apply during their junior year and begin graduate coursework during their senior year, enabling them to earn an M.S. in Global Health with only one additional year of study. A field-based research project is completed during the summer after completing the undergraduate degree. To explore this option, contact a global health advisor no later than the fall semester of your junior year; earlier planning is encouraged.

Education News

The Fast Track to Global Health

Two students begin new accelerated master’s program at DGHI

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Experiential Learning and Field-Based Research

As a global health major, you will complete an experiential learning requirement before spring semester of your senior year. Experiential learning allows you to apply skills learned in the classroom through hands-on experience. You will gain an understanding of the opportunities and difficulties inherent in implementing health interventions and engage with communities and colleagues.

Senior Emily Nagler Promotes Reproductive Health Locally and Globally

From involvement with dance groups, K-ville tenting and sexual health advocacy on campus to research in rural North Carolina and an internship in Ecuador, senior Emily Nagler is locally grounded and globally engaged.

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Emily Nagler at Reproductive Health Table in Quito
Outside a reproductive health clinic in Quito, Ecuador, Emily Nagler helps set up a table of youth-friendly resources about safe sex, contraceptive options and where to access these methods.

How to fulfill your field experience requirement

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Take the Next Step

Ready to add global health to your studies? Take a look at the registration guide for the next term. Your advisor can also help you understand curriculum options. 

Questions?

The DGHI advising team is here to help. Your advisor is assigned based on the first letter of your last name. You can contact them directly or use the online booking calendar to make an appointment. 

Laura Bey

Laura Bey

Assistant Director for Curricular and Student Affairs