Medical Anthropology & Global Health (BS)

Comprehensive Insights

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Anthropology & Global Health (MAGH) delves into the interdisciplinary domain of Anthropology, offering a specialized track for students seeking in-depth scientific exploration within the field. While an alternative route exists through a Bachelor of Arts in Medical Anthropology & Global Health, this program provides a nuanced understanding of health from a global perspective.

Pursuing Health and Humanity

This program aligns with the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Anthropology, emphasizing a structured curriculum specifically tailored to the complex interplay between medical anthropology and global health. Graduates completing this option aspire to further their education and careers in health-related sectors, spanning public health, epidemiology, nursing, medicine, and global health. Anthropology's liberal arts education stands as an ideal foundation for navigating these diverse career trajectories.

Diversified Success and Recognition

Reports from Newsweek Magazine over the past two decades indicate the growing success rate of social science majors in medical school admissions, outstripping their science-major peers. Additionally, humanities students demonstrate superior performance in the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), highlighting the interdisciplinary strengths pivotal in medical education and practice.

Humanity at the Heart of Healthcare

Medical schools increasingly value diverse backgrounds and interests among their students, recognizing the importance of compassion and diverse perspectives in medical education. Anthropological training, emphasizing compassion and a broader worldview, makes social science and humanities students well-suited for medical careers.

Global Health and Anthropological Aptitude

Nature Magazine's special report on Global Health underscores anthropology's significant role in preparing professionals for global health careers. The multifaceted skills encompassed within anthropology extend beyond conventional medical support, emphasizing crucial attributes such as management, cultural understanding, and an anthropological viewpoint, which are integral in the domain of global health initiatives.

BS in Medical Anthropology & Global Health (MAGH) option requirements

MAGH students are required to complete the following courses to fulfill their 75 anthropology credits:

Core Coursework (Required):

  • Complete core anthropology courses: BIO A 201, any 5-credit 200-level ARCHY course, and any 5-credit 200-level ANTH course.
  • Complete one statistics course chosen from CS&SS/SOC/STAT 221, STAT 220, STAT 311, Q SCI 381, or ARCHY 495.

Specific Courses Required:

Additional Requirements:

  • 35 credits must be Upper Division.
  • 50 credits must be Natural Science courses in Anthropology.

Approved courses for Medical Anthropology & Global Health (MAGH):