Medical Geography in Global Health


The world faces a pressing need for geographic theories, methods, and techniques to address global health issues. The Medical Geography in Global Health minor provides training in spatial disease ecology, global health, and essential geostatistical approaches to public health. Hands-on experiences of geospatial analysis are emphasized through lab-based applications.

About this Program

Department Information

The Geography Department offers a range of topics in contemporary geography and geospatial science, rich and lively cultural and learning environments, BA and BS undergraduate degrees, MA, M.S., and PhD degrees, as well as the largest Medical Geography program in the United States.


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Open to all undergraduate students of sophomore standing or higher.

Students take three foundation courses, one techniques course, and two advanced courses, for a total of 19 credits.

Required Courses

Foundation Courses
GEO 3452Introduction to Medical Geography3
GEO 3454Peoples and Plagues3
STA 2023Introduction to Statistics 13
Techniques Course
GIS 3001CGeovisualization and Map Design4
Advanced Courses
Select two:6
Geography of Vector-borne Diseases
Shelter and Care Options for US Elderly
Transportation and Urban Accessibility
GIS Models for Public Health
Introduction to Spatial Networks
Applications in GIS for Zoonoses and Disease Ecology
Total Credits19