Enrollment in the Undergraduate Summer Minor or Certificate in Global Public Health

There is currently no application requirement for the Global Public Health Summer Minor/Certificate. However, there is a declaration form and completion form. Fill out the Declaration of the Minor/Certificate form before you begin your coursework. Fill out the Completion of Minor/Certificate form within two weeks of the start of your final course.

Eligibility

All UC Berkeley students are eligible to enroll in courses to complete the minor. Public Health majors must use PH 142 as their single overlapping upper division course with this minor. 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.

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. The certificate program is also open to professionals looking to expand their knowledge about global public health.

Enrollment Requirements for international students

International students are required to show proof of passing scores in English Proficiency exams such as TOEFL. Many courses have a strong written and oral component; students are expected to be able to write, understand and speak English sufficiently to successfully complete upper division health coursework. Local and international students enrolled in summer session courses may receive assistance from the Learning Center There are no financial resources for support through UC Berkeley for international students.

For UC Berkeley Students: Global Public Health Minor

The Minor in Global Public Health consists of three core and two elective (two core and three elective for public health majors) courses taught in two consecutive, six-week summer sessions. A local or global public health full time 8-week internship with required seminar can also serve as one of the elective courses. Students declaring a minor must do so in writing as outlined below. The minor can be completed in one or two summers should students wish to be eligible for the $2000 scholarship. Students pursuing the full time 8-week internship as one elective will need at least two summers to complete the minor.

  1. Before you begin your course work, fill out the Global Public Health Minor/Certificate Declaration form. Please note that there is no application – this is simply so that we can declare you as a Global Public Health Minor in your CalCentral or keep track of your certificate progress.As a reminder, effective fall 2020, minors must be declared at least one term prior to a student’s estimated graduation term (EGT). The full minor policy can be found here.
  2. Choose your courses and enroll in summer courses via Berkeley Summer Sessions.
  3. Fill out the Completion of Minor form within two weeks of the start of your final course or no later than two weeks prior to the completion of your final GPH Minor/Certificate Course.

We will process your form and add your minor to CalCentral. Once it is confirmed that your course requirements are completed, your minor will be posted to your transcript.

For UC Berkeley Graduate Students and Non-UC Berkeley Students: Global Public Health Certificate

The Certificate in Global Public Health consists of three core and two elective courses taught in two consecutive, six-week summer sessions. Once the required core courses are completed, any two electives listed below will satisfy the requirements of the certificate. The certificate can be completed in one or two summers. Graduate students in a MPH program at UC Berkeley should explore the Academic Specialty Areas available to them. Non-UC Berkeley students are not eligible for the 8-week internship.

For Berkeley Summer Sessions class fees, dates, and information please visit the Summer Sessions website or Student Housing.

  1. Before you begin your course work, fill out the Global Public Health Minor/Certificate Declaration form.  Please note that there is no application – this is simply so that we can declare you as a Global Public Health Minor in your CalCentral or keep track of your certificate progress.
  2. Choose your courses and enroll in summer courses via Berkeley Summer Sessions.
  3. Fill out the Completion of Certificate form within two weeks of the start of your final course.

Once it’s confirmed that your course requirements are completed, you will receive a Certificate of Completion document signed by Berkeley Public Health’s Dean and the Global Public Health Summer Minor Program Director.