The Global Public Health summer minor and certificate programs allow students to explore health-related issues affecting populations in the United States and worldwide. These programs enhance students’ preparation for careers in the dynamic, growing field of public health. By completing courses covering a range of disciplines relevant to promoting and protecting human health, students will learn strategies for addressing emerging population health issues both locally and globally.
The minor and certificate can serve as precursors to further study in public health, other health professions, or any fields in which the health of persons and populations is a relevant concern. The programs can augment and enhance many different undergraduate bachelor degree programs and prepare students for professional and academic careers. In addition, public health is of interest for its own sake, as a component of a rigorous liberal arts education.
Visitors are eligible for the certificate program. Students from all University of California, California State University and California community college campuses are encouraged to enroll in courses to complete the certificate, as well as students from public and private universities throughout the United States and worldwide. The certificate program is also open to professionals looking to expand their knowledge about global public health.
Individual courses can be taken even if the student does not want to complete the minor or certificate. UC Berkeley undergraduate public health majors and non-majors who want to access public health coursework in the summer are encouraged to participate. Students from other universities are also welcome to take individual courses.