Degree Programs and Courses


The University at Buffalo is committed to developing degree programs and course offerings that will give students the skills to meet the needs of populations around the world. We are reimagining current educational offerings and creating others that will launch soon!


The University at Buffalo offers courses relevant to global health equity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Course lists are compiled from the UB Registrar's website. For more detailed information including time and location of course, prerequisites, and amount of credit, review the UB Registrar's class schedules.

Fall 2020 Global Health Courses (Undergraduate)

Fall 2020 Global Health Courses (Graduate)

Certificates and Micro-credentials

The Addressing Public Health Disparities micro-credential is comprised of a series of digital badges. The micro-credential includes one course combined with a local, national and international outreach experience. This micro-credential is open to licensed health care professionals, students (both undergraduate and graduate) and faculty teaching health profession programs, who are interested in gaining a perspective on public health and participating in collaborative practice outreach missions. Your experiences in this program will enable collaboration with non-profit organizations, educators, students and practitioners to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide screenings, education and direct patient care to those that need it most.

The School of Dental Medicine is happy to offer this micro-credential in collaboration with the School of Nursing, the School of Public Health and Health Professions, and the Community for Global Health Equity.

The Child Advocacy Studies is a three-course micro-credential designed to prepare undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines to recognize and respond to child abuse and neglect. This program is open to anyone that is interested in pursuing a career involving work with families and children, including education, nursing, public health, law, sociology, and others. The skills that you obtain through this program will be beneficial in any setting that requires interaction with children and families, such as schools, hospitals, doctors’ offices, human service organizations, and many others. Upon completion of the courses and portfolio, students will earn a notation on their academic transcript as well as a digital badge that may be used on their digital resume or social media sites.

The Global Collaboration digital badge, offered through the Experiential Learning Network (ELN), will allow students to build on global collaboration experiences gained through collaborative online international learning (COIL) courses, study abroad or other mentored engagement with students, or partners from diverse cultures or geographies. Through facilitated reflection, skill building and narrative exercises, students will gain insights and deepen their learning while preparing for interviews, fellowships and scholarships, or other key opportunities aligned with their academic and professional goals.

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Transdisciplinary Educational Opportunities

Participate in a one-week workshop open to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from all majors. At the Global Innovation Challenge, participants will engage in team-building activities, and work with local stakeholders and UB faculty to develop social, technological, business, educational, and policy innovations that improve access to health services for refugees in Buffalo.