The 15-credit Certificate in Global Health provides interdisciplinary perspectives on well-being, health inequities, and the root causes of global health challenges and is a great complement to many majors. The certificate is open to all UW-Madison students and welcomes all who are passionate about improving the health of populations across the world.
Students build knowledge about the global burden of disease and threats to well-being, and are able to identify parallels between local, domestic, and international health issues. Through coursework and field experiences students learn about public and global health careers and build valuable cross-cultural communication skills.
The certificate prepares students for a wide variety of careers. Students can become healthcare professionals well-informed about the systems that impact patient health. They can become epidemiologists or research scientists in academia or with government agencies, or community health professionals working on policy, education, or communication for governmental agencies or non-governmental organizations anywhere in the world. The program supports students who intend to go directly into the workforce after graduation, as well as those who plan to further their education through graduate or professional programs.