Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee
Date of First Reading: January, 30, 2023
Date of Second Reading: February 27, 2023
Title of Motion: Request from The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of Human Evolution and Social Change – for the establishment of undergraduate degree – BS in Global Health
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The BS program in global health exposes students to a comprehensive understanding of the factors that lead to morbidity around the world, including ecological, political, cultural, institutional, historical, evolutionary, social and technological factors. This program seeks to equip students with the necessary skills to create effective, sustainable and culturally-appropriate approaches to prevent, assess and mitigate disease, as well as to assess critically the work of others in their professional environments. The program helps learners to cultivate professional practice through a focus on application of technical knowledge into professional settings by integrating recognized global health competencies.