All undergraduate students at UW-Madison are eligible to declare and complete the Certificate in Global Health. There are no prerequisites for declaring, and students pursuing the program are encouraged to declare as early as possible so that they can best align the coursework with their interests and plan their field experience.
Students declaring the certificate are expected to have read through all program requirements and policies, have a sense of what course or program they want to do for the field experience requirement, and be able to complete all coursework without extending their degree timeline.
Students are strongly encouraged to declare before the start of their Junior year, as declaring before this point helps ensure that you can make the most of your certificate and field experience options. Students delaying declaration until their senior year risk not being able to complete all requirements and will have fewer field experience options.
Still deciding if the certificate is the right fit, or if you have time? If you are unsure, we recommend taking a core course first (e.g. Nutr Sci 203) and/or meeting with an advisor to learn more before officially declaring the certificate.
Two Ways to Declare:
Junior and senior students graduating before Summer 2024 and yet to complete their Field Experience requirement should schedule an advising appointment to declare. Freshmen and sophomore students and those who have already completed their Field Experience requirement can complete the online declaration form, or schedule an advising appointment to declare.