Recommended Academic Plan for Global Health (GLBHL) Minor at University Park

Effective Fall 2010

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
BB H 101 (GHA) - Introduction to Biobehavioral HealthNotes for: BB H 101 (GHA)

BB H 101 (GHA)

Prerequisite course - complete prior to enrolling in BB H 305.
3
Prerequisites for proposed supporting courses

Prerequisites

-
Consult with GLBHL Minor Coordinator and other academic advisers AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Consult

-
Total credits 15

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
Prerequisites for proposed supporting courses

Prerequisites

-
Total credits 15

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
STAT 200 (GQ) - Elementary Statistics

STAT 200 (GQ)

or STAT 250 (GQ) - Introduction to BiostatisticsNotes for: STAT 250 (GQ)

STAT 250 (GQ)

Prerequisite course - complete prior to enrolling in BB H/H P A 440
3-4
Prerequisites for proposed supporting courses

Prerequisites

-
Total credits 15

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
Prepare and submit GLBHL minor application due by February or March each yearNotes for: GLBHL Minor Application

GLBHL Minor Application

Admission to the GLBHL minor is competitive i.e. by application. Information regarding the application process and deadlines is available at http://bbh.hhdev.psu.edu/globalhealth/apply.html .
-
Prerequisites for proposed supporting courses

Prerequisites

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Total credits 15

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
BB H 305 (IL) - Introduction to Global Health IssuesNotes for: BB H 305 (IL)

BB H 305 (IL)

Students may also take BB H 305 in their sophomore year. BB H 305 presently has a maximum student enrollment of 35. It is open to students who are, and who are not, enrolled in the GLBHL minor.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BB H 440 (US or IL) - Principles of EpidemiologyNotes for: BB H 440 (US or IL)

BB H 440 (US or IL)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or H P A 440 (US or IL) - Principles of EpidemiologyNotes for: H P A 440 (US or IL)

H P A 440 (US or IL)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting Courses (total of 9 credits required, of which at least 3 must be at the 400 level)Notes for: Supporting Courses

Supporting Courses

Previously completed coursework may be retroactively included in the plan of study, but only with GLBHL minor Coordinator approval. To seek such approval, students should complete a Request for Credit for a Previous or Alternative Supporting Course form (available from the GLBHL minor Coordinator). Please note: Even when students receive credit for courses completed as part of their major, they may still be asked to enroll in particular supporting courses, should these courses be considered necessary to providing the student a comprehensive program of study in global health. Other courses (e.g. special topics courses, independent study courses etc.) that are not on the current list of supporting courses may also be used to meet the credit requirements for the GLBHL minor. All course substitutions require GLBHL minor Coordinator approval. To seek such approval, students should complete a Request for Credit for a Previous or Alternative Supporting Course form (available from the GLBHL minor Coordinator).
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Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
BB H 390A - Preparation for Global Health Field ExperienceNotes for: BB H 390A

BB H 390A

BB H 390A and BB H 390B can also be taken in Semester 8/9 following successful completion of BB H 305 and BB H/H P A 440. However, students who chose to complete the fieldwork components of the GLBHL minor at the end of their senior year need to be aware that their graduation will be delayed.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
BB H 390B - Global Health Field Experience (offered in the Summer, First Session)Notes for: BB H 390B

BB H 390B

It is recognized that some students may intend to, or may have already participated in an alternative global health fieldwork experience that is similar in purpose and structure to that offered through the Department of Biobehavioral Health. Accordingly, students are provided the opportunity to request credit for alternate global health fieldwork experience by completing a Request for Credit for a Previous or Alternative Fieldwork Experience form (available from the GLBHL minor Coordinator). This form should be submitted as an attachment to the student’s GLBHL minor application. Students will be informed of the GLBHL minor Admission Committee’s decision regarding whether or not credit will be granted for their alternative global health fieldwork experience at the time of being notified of the status of their GLBHL minor application. Please note: The GLBHL minor Admissions Committee will review all student requests for fieldwork credit on a case-by-case basis and may decide to award students’ either full or partial credit for their alternative fieldwork experience.
2
Supporting Courses (total of 9 credits required, of which at least 3 must be at the 400 level)Notes for: Supporting Courses

Supporting Courses

Previously completed coursework may be retroactively included in the plan of study, but only with GLBHL minor Coordinator approval. To seek such approval, students should complete a Request for Credit for a Previous or Alternative Supporting Course form (available from the GLBHL minor Coordinator). Please note: Even when students receive credit for courses completed as part of their major, they may still be asked to enroll in particular supporting courses, should these courses be considered necessary to providing the student a comprehensive program of study in global health. Other courses (e.g. special topics courses, independent study courses etc.) that are not on the current list of supporting courses may also be used to meet the credit requirements for the GLBHL minor. All course substitutions require GLBHL minor Coordinator approval. To seek such approval, students should complete a Request for Credit for a Previous or Alternative Supporting Course form (available from the GLBHL minor Coordinator).
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Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
Supporting Courses (total of 9 credits required, of which at least 3 must be at the 400 level)Notes for: Supporting Courses

Supporting Courses

Previously completed coursework may be retroactively included in the plan of study, but only with GLBHL minor Coordinator approval. To seek such approval, students should complete a Request for Credit for a Previous or Alternative Supporting Course form (available from the GLBHL minor Coordinator). Please note: Even when students receive credit for courses completed as part of their major, they may still be asked to enroll in particular supporting courses, should these courses be considered necessary to providing the student a comprehensive program of study in global health. Other courses (e.g. special topics courses, independent study courses etc.) that are not on the current list of supporting courses may also be used to meet the credit requirements for the GLBHL minor. All course substitutions require GLBHL minor Coordinator approval. To seek such approval, students should complete a Request for Credit for a Previous or Alternative Supporting Course form (available from the GLBHL minor Coordinator).
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Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
Supporting Courses (total of 9 credits required, of which at least 3 must be at the 400 level)Notes for: Supporting Courses

Supporting Courses

Previously completed coursework may be retroactively included in the plan of study, but only with GLBHL minor Coordinator approval. To seek such approval, students should complete a Request for Credit for a Previous or Alternative Supporting Course form (available from the GLBHL minor Coordinator). Please note: Even when students receive credit for courses completed as part of their major, they may still be asked to enroll in particular supporting courses, should these courses be considered necessary to providing the student a comprehensive program of study in global health. Other courses (e.g. special topics courses, independent study courses etc.) that are not on the current list of supporting courses may also be used to meet the credit requirements for the GLBHL minor. All course substitutions require GLBHL minor Coordinator approval. To seek such approval, students should complete a Request for Credit for a Previous or Alternative Supporting Course form (available from the GLBHL minor Coordinator).
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Total credits 15

Additional Notes

  • GQ and GHA are codes used to designate courses that satisfy General Education requirements.
  • US and IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy United States and International Cultures requirements.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

BB H 101 (GHA)
Prerequisite course - complete prior to enrolling in BB H 305.
STAT 250 (GQ)
Prerequisite course - complete prior to enrolling in BB H/H P A 440
GLBHL Minor Application
Admission to the GLBHL minor is competitive i.e. by application. Information regarding the application process and deadlines is available at http://bbh.hhdev.psu.edu/globalhealth/apply.html .
BB H 305 (IL)
Students may also take BB H 305 in their sophomore year. BB H 305 presently has a maximum student enrollment of 35. It is open to students who are, and who are not, enrolled in the GLBHL minor.
Supporting Courses
Previously completed coursework may be retroactively included in the plan of study, but only with GLBHL minor Coordinator approval. To seek such approval, students should complete a Request for Credit for a Previous or Alternative Supporting Course form (available from the GLBHL minor Coordinator). Please note: Even when students receive credit for courses completed as part of their major, they may still be asked to enroll in particular supporting courses, should these courses be considered necessary to providing the student a comprehensive program of study in global health. Other courses (e.g. special topics courses, independent study courses etc.) that are not on the current list of supporting courses may also be used to meet the credit requirements for the GLBHL minor. All course substitutions require GLBHL minor Coordinator approval. To seek such approval, students should complete a Request for Credit for a Previous or Alternative Supporting Course form (available from the GLBHL minor Coordinator).
BB H 390A
BB H 390A and BB H 390B can also be taken in Semester 8/9 following successful completion of BB H 305 and BB H/H P A 440. However, students who chose to complete the fieldwork components of the GLBHL minor at the end of their senior year need to be aware that their graduation will be delayed.
BB H 390B
It is recognized that some students may intend to, or may have already participated in an alternative global health fieldwork experience that is similar in purpose and structure to that offered through the Department of Biobehavioral Health. Accordingly, students are provided the opportunity to request credit for alternate global health fieldwork experience by completing a Request for Credit for a Previous or Alternative Fieldwork Experience form (available from the GLBHL minor Coordinator). This form should be submitted as an attachment to the student’s GLBHL minor application. Students will be informed of the GLBHL minor Admission Committee’s decision regarding whether or not credit will be granted for their alternative global health fieldwork experience at the time of being notified of the status of their GLBHL minor application. Please note: The GLBHL minor Admissions Committee will review all student requests for fieldwork credit on a case-by-case basis and may decide to award students’ either full or partial credit for their alternative fieldwork experience.
Supporting Courses
Previously completed coursework may be retroactively included in the plan of study, but only with GLBHL minor Coordinator approval. To seek such approval, students should complete a Request for Credit for a Previous or Alternative Supporting Course form (available from the GLBHL minor Coordinator). Please note: Even when students receive credit for courses completed as part of their major, they may still be asked to enroll in particular supporting courses, should these courses be considered necessary to providing the student a comprehensive program of study in global health. Other courses (e.g. special topics courses, independent study courses etc.) that are not on the current list of supporting courses may also be used to meet the credit requirements for the GLBHL minor. All course substitutions require GLBHL minor Coordinator approval. To seek such approval, students should complete a Request for Credit for a Previous or Alternative Supporting Course form (available from the GLBHL minor Coordinator).
Supporting Courses
Previously completed coursework may be retroactively included in the plan of study, but only with GLBHL minor Coordinator approval. To seek such approval, students should complete a Request for Credit for a Previous or Alternative Supporting Course form (available from the GLBHL minor Coordinator). Please note: Even when students receive credit for courses completed as part of their major, they may still be asked to enroll in particular supporting courses, should these courses be considered necessary to providing the student a comprehensive program of study in global health. Other courses (e.g. special topics courses, independent study courses etc.) that are not on the current list of supporting courses may also be used to meet the credit requirements for the GLBHL minor. All course substitutions require GLBHL minor Coordinator approval. To seek such approval, students should complete a Request for Credit for a Previous or Alternative Supporting Course form (available from the GLBHL minor Coordinator).
Supporting Courses
Previously completed coursework may be retroactively included in the plan of study, but only with GLBHL minor Coordinator approval. To seek such approval, students should complete a Request for Credit for a Previous or Alternative Supporting Course form (available from the GLBHL minor Coordinator). Please note: Even when students receive credit for courses completed as part of their major, they may still be asked to enroll in particular supporting courses, should these courses be considered necessary to providing the student a comprehensive program of study in global health. Other courses (e.g. special topics courses, independent study courses etc.) that are not on the current list of supporting courses may also be used to meet the credit requirements for the GLBHL minor. All course substitutions require GLBHL minor Coordinator approval. To seek such approval, students should complete a Request for Credit for a Previous or Alternative Supporting Course form (available from the GLBHL minor Coordinator).