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Global Health Equity (Minor)

Creighton’s Global Health Equity minor introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of global health and the ethical, innovative approaches to promoting health equity. This minor provides a biosocial framework and argues that global health issues can only be sufficiently understood and addressed by recognizing their physiological and sociocultural contexts.

Creighton’s focus on health professions education and the College of Arts and Sciences’ strong pre-health program, combined with the University’s emphasis on global engagement, make this minor especially valuable to students who are committed to promoting health care justice and health equity locally, nationally and globally.

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Program Details

Program Goals

In the Global Health Equity (GHE) minor, students will deepen their understanding of an increasingly interconnected world.
As students complete courses, they’ll recognize global health is an interdisciplinary professional field framed by the promotion of social justice and oriented toward communities and partnerships with them.

Students acquire dispositions, capabilities and skills, such as:

  • Ability to assess global health issues
  • Skills needed for evaluating health programs
  • Dispositions required for working with communities to address threats to health
  • Capability to draw on ethical frameworks to promote health equity

Curriculum

Minor requirements include:

  • Qualitative Methods, Ethnography and Engagement
  • Social and Cultural Theory
  • Global Health: A Biosocial and Justice-Oriented Approach    
  • As well as electives focused on moral reasoning and sociocultural context

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Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

Students within the global health minor program have participated in internships with local health care providers in Omaha that serve culturally and socially diverse demographic groups and populations.

Students in this minor have successfully completed research with nonprofit groups and community organizations that led to local and national conference presentations, publication in journals and edited books, development of new course content, as well as community reports that inform health care practice and health policy.

A minor in global health equity offers students opportunities in health care, policy making, research and more—from governmental and non-governmental employers to domestic and international organizations.

With an increasing number of professional opportunities in global health, many employers in health care seek applicants with the foundational awareness and skills learned in this minor.

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