Global Studies: Global Health and Development Emphasis
The Global Studies degree is designed to help students think critically about global issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and develop creative solutions for those issues. Human health is a great concern to the developing world and it is significantly linked to environmental factors such as smog from pollution contributing to respiratory complications and malaria-carrying mosquitos gaining more territory as the planet warms due to climate change. The Global Health and Development concentration critically assesses these connections from an academic perspective, and works to provide students with practical skills to understand environment and health interactions in order to think of ways to combat these problems. This degree prepares students to pursue further education in international development, public health, and governance as well as careers in international organizations, the United Nations, and research institutes. One important aspect to note about this degree is that it requires at least one semester of abroad experience.
Rich Lab Soil, Water and Environmental Science Microbial Ecology Lab: The Rich Lab, also known as SWES-MEL, is a lab that does research on microorganisms and their impact on biogeochemistry and global change.