International Health Major

Major or Minor

The international health major at Bethel University is designed to prepare and equip leaders who will engage the multifaceted challenges and opportunities encountered in international health from a biblical worldview.

This degree offers various tracks including a pre-medicine option with clinical field experience, or the option to double major in a field of interest such as business, ministry, etc. A minimum of six weeks of international/intercultural field experience is required; extended internships are available to gain skills and a competitive edge for employment or graduate school entrance.

International health majors are highly sought after by government agencies and non-profit organizations as they seek to improve health at the individual, community and national levels through various avenues including safe water, food security, environmental sustainability, economic development and education.

Bethel University academics psychology

95%

of students who seek employment in their field directly after graduation find a relevant position within one year. (2010 – present) 

100%

of labs are taught by professors

100%

of students receive some form of financial assistance

International Health Major

Bachelor of Science (BS) Program – 4 years

Courses include:

  • Chemistry 
  • Biostatistics 
  • Epidemiology 
  • Microbiology 
  • Environmental Science 
  • International Studies

International Health Minor

Courses include:

  • Chemistry 
  • Biostatistics 
  • Epidemiology 
  • Microbiology 
  • Environmental Science 
  • International Studies

Prepare for an exciting future as a/an:

  • Public health officer
  • Medical doctor 
  • Environmental technician

Recent graduates have found employment as:

  • Director of Health Equity, Epidemiology, and Data, St. Joseph County Dept. of Health 
  • Biostatistician, Division of Epidemiology, Salt Lake City, Utah

You’ll gain career-shaping skills such as:

  • Statistics associated with public health
  • Principles of epidemiology
  • Investigation of disease outbreaks
  • The global burden of disease as it relates to age, socio-economic status, and gender-specific groups
  • The roles of various government departments, non-profit organizations, and international agencies as they work together to improve global health
  • Best practices in international community development
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International Health Major Highlights

This degree will prepare and equip students to be leaders. A minimum of six weeks of international or intercultural field experience is required. There are a variety of employment options to consider, as international health majors are highly sought by government agencies and non-profit groups. International Health majors are poised to enter master’s of public health programs if they desire future credentials.

Also Consider These Areas of Study

As you’re pursuing a degree in international health, you may explore pairing it with one of the following degrees:

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