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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work


Certificate in Global Health, Medicine, and Society

The certificate in Global Health, Medicine, and Society prepares students to examine health issues as a result of the interrelation between biological, social and environmental factors. The certificate is unique in its integration of the medical humanities and the social sciences of health.

Students pursuing the certificate will gain an understanding of the complexity of global health issues and their relation to animal, climate, and environmental health, as well as social inequality and injustice. 

Global health

 Who Should Enroll?


The certificate is especially valuable to students pursuing careers in medicine, nursing global or public health, medical anthropology, medical humanities, pre-law, science and technology, health care industry, health advocacy and/or health care policy. 

How It Works


To earn this certificate, students must complete a minimum of 15 hours, with at least 9 credits taken at the 300 level or above. All courses must be passed with a C at a minimum, for a total GPA above or equal to 2.5 GPA. Courses cannot be taken pass/fail.              

Steps to global health certificate

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Contact Us


Dr. Trevor Durbin (Anthropology) tdurbin@ksu.edu 

Dr. Marta Alfonso-Durruty (Anthropology) alfonsod@ksu.edu

Mr. Gabe Bachura (Advisor, SASW) gbachura@ksu.edu