Every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria. Every 20 seconds an individual dies from tuberculosis. Millions of other people die each year from AIDS, cancer, heart disease, dysentery, influenza, cholera, and other diseases.
At Cedar Crest College, you can take the first step toward improving health and mortality rates around the world by enrolling in our minor in global diseases, which can be linked with virtually any major on campus. This minor is designed with few prerequisites, so it won’t tax your credit load.
Learn how combining a global diseases minor with your major can help you address the challenges that face our world.
Adding a minor in global diseases can help you develop as a productive citizen of today’s increasingly interconnected global community. This minor builds upon principles central to the mission of Cedar Crest College—namely to educate the next generation of women leaders for our global society and to promote health and wellness, not only in our campus community but beyond.
The mission of the global diseases minor is to provide our society with individuals who have an enhanced awareness of global diseases, a sincere interest in finding solutions to the many problems associated with these diseases, and the skills and initiative required to effect change. Key to the success of the graduates of this minor is an understanding that no discipline stands alone in solving global problems.