USC Bachelor of Science in Global Health

B.S. Global Health

The Bachelor of Science in Global Health is a multidisciplinary degree offered through the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The Global Health program examines public health and policy issues in the context of global affairs. Students complete a majority of their coursework from Keck’s Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program and USC Dornsife’s School of International Relations. Additional requirements are also completed from other schools and departments of the university. The program provides students with a strong background in understanding and evaluating global health issues and prepares students to become health professionals with international competencies. This program is an ideal major for students interested in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, international relations, public health, epidemiology, health psychology and health behavior research.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded after students successfully complete 128 units, consisting of 66 units for the major and fulfillment of USC general education requirements including third semester equivalency in a foreign language.

Requirements for the Major (66 units)

The program is divided into core and elective components. As part of the core research requirements, students must complete a directed research requirement, HP 490x, with a specific international research focus.

Core Component

The core component (42-46 units) is required for all students.

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Courses listed may be offered irregularly. Check the USC schedule of classes  for semester-specific course offerings and/or meet with your advisor to discuss available options for your concentration.

Electives (24 units)

Students must choose 24 units of elective course work from the following lists. At least 8 units must be from HP and at least 8 units must be from IR.

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For program requirements, please refer to your USC Catalogue .

Courses listed may be offered irregularly. Check the USC schedule of classes  for semester-specific course offerings and/or meet with your advisor to discuss available options for your concentration.

Other Electives (Maximum 8 units)