Nursing & Health Sciences

Global Health

PUC's Bachelor of Science in Global Health is designed for those interested in improving the health and wellness of communities. The study of global health stems from the need to educate and keep large groups of people healthy in a way that individualized medicine cannot. An individual who is fascinated by health and well-being, driven to helping others, and enjoys research and education makes an excellent candidate for this degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Outline intrinsic factors, risk factors, and social determinants of health.
  • Assess the key risk factors for different health (mental and physical) conditions.
  • Analyze the global burden of disease.
  • Contrast the technological, economical, sociological, and bioethical perspectives of healthcare.
  • Evaluate the measurement of health status.
  • Examine demographic and epidemiologic transitions.
  • Compare the organization and functions of health systems.
  • Assess links among health, education, development, poverty, and equity.

What can I do with this major?

Global Health education can open doors into the Peace Corps, Global Health Corps, ADRA, Dept of Health & Human Safety, the Gates Foundation, and more. Sample job titles include Disaster Relief Support Technician, Health Scientist, Medical/ Safety Officer, Epidemiologist, and Policy Analyst.