Certificate Program


Open to all undergraduate majors, the Global Health Certificate program is designed to help students engage in global health concepts, including policy, access and delivery, through an integrated approach. Incorporating both coursework and a study abroad component, the Certificate in Global Health is designed to help studentsĀ gain fundamental knowledge, critical perspectives, and skills from a range of disciplines in order to understand the complex relationships between health and economic development, local, national, and global institutions, social and cultural norms, environmental sustainability, and the needs of marginalized populations.

Students must complete 15 hours of course work that includes three Global Studies courses (listed below) focused on Global Health:

GLBL 240 – Global Health

GLBL 340 – Global Health: Policy and Governance

GLBL 440 – Global Health Intervention and Evaluation

All students pursuing the Certificate in Global Health will be required to submit a Certificate Plan of Study to LAS Global Studies. Students may either choose two elective courses from the approved elective course list or make the case on their plan of study for alternative coursework to count for this requirement.

For more information contact the LAS Global Studies Office at 217-333-0178 orĀ globalstudies@illinois.edu and ask to speak to an academic advisor about the certificate.