The Department of International Health offers one of the few undergraduate programs in international health in the United States with unique opportunities for hands-on learning locally, nationally, and abroad.
The Bachelor of Science in International Health focuses on public health and health systems management, specifically emphasizing how the environment, culture, economics, and politics interact to influence health status around the globe.
While at Georgetown, students learn from faculty experts who have had distinguished careers with organizations such as the World Bank, the Pan American Health Organization, and the World Health Organization. Students also collaborate with faculty on federally funded research projects.
Alumni pursue graduate or medical degrees at various locations, enter the workforce, or participate in service efforts. Some examples:
- Georgetown University School of Medicine
- Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Harvard School of Medicine
- London School of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
- University of North Carolina School of Public Health
- Teach for America
- Deloitte Consulting
- University of Michigan School of Public Health
- United States Agency for International Development.
Graduates work in epidemiology, law, medicine, policy, and public health.
In addition to the bachelor's program, the Department of International Health administers the university-wide master of science program in global health, which is housed in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.