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GHP Electives

Past and current pre-approved GHP electives are listed below, separated out by fall courses and spring courses.

Please note the following:

  • One elective course may be taken with the P/D/F grading option.
  • One elective may be taken during the freshman or sophomore year; all other electives must be completed in the junior and senior years.
  • At least one elective must be outside of the home department.
  • The semester in which courses are offered may change periodically.
  • Courses listed as "Fall/Spring" may be offered in either semester, but not necessarily both.
  • Not all courses listed below are offered every year. 

Students are advised to check the Registrar's listing of current course offerings or the Undergraduate Announcement for information on current and future offerings.

In addition to these pre-approved courses, GHP students may request permission to fulfill their elective requirement through completion of other health-related courses at or above the 300-level. If you wish to seek credit for a course that is not on the pre-approved list, please send the following information to ghpprog@princeton.edu:

  • Course name & number
  • Course description
  • Link to full course details on the Registrar's Course Offerings Page
  • Syllabus (if available)

Fall courses

ANT 335 Medical Anthropology (Fall/Spring)

CBE 439 Quantitative Physiology & Tissue Design
CBE 440 The Physical Basis of Human Disease

CHM 440 Drug Discovery in the Genomics Era

CLA 345 Ancient Greco-Roman Medicine: From Hippocrates to Galen (Fall/Spring)

ECO 332 Economics of Health and Health Care

EEB 325 Mathematical Modeling in Biology and Medicine
EEB 327 / MOL 327 Immune Systems: From Molecules to Populations 
EEB/WWS 495 Disease Dynamics: Data, Theory, and Policy

ELE/CEE/MAE/MSE 455 Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment (Fall/Spring)

ENV 304 / ECO 328 / EEB 304 / WWS 455 Disease Ecology, Economics, and Policy (Fall/Spring)

GHP 403 / ANT 383 Health and the Social Markers of Difference

GHP 498/EGR 498 Special Topics in Social Entrepreneurship - Ventures to Address Global Challenges

HIS 395 History of Medicine and the Body (Fall/Spring)
HIS 494 Broken Brains, Shattered Minds: Disease and Experience in the History of Neuroscience

MAE 344 Introduction to Bioengineering and Medical Devices (Fall/Spring)

MOL 340 Molecular and Cellular Immunology (Fall/Spring)
MOL 380A Modern Microbiology and Disease (Fall/Spring)
MOL 380B Modern Microbiology and Disease (Fall/Spring)
MOL 440 Genome Integrity and Human Disease
MOL 459 Viruses: Strategy and Tactics
MOL/STC 460 Diseases in Children: Causes, Costs, and Choices (Fall/Spring)
MOL 470 Advanced Topics in Genetic Analysis

PSY 402 Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology: Case Studies in Cognitive Neuroscience (Fall/Spring) 
PSY 410 Depression: From Neuron to Clinic (Fall/Spring)
PSY 420 Controversies in Clinical Psychology (Fall/Spring)

STC 349 / JRN 349 Science Journalism (Fall/Spring)
STC 398 Health and Human Rights in the World Community

WWS 315 Bioethics and Public Policy 
WWS 354 Modern Genetics and Public Policy
WWS 401E Child Health and Nutrition in the Developing World - credit for WWS certificate students only
WWS 476 / ECO 354 Special Topics in Public Affairs: The Economics of Health Policy in Developing Countries (Fall/Spring)

Spring courses

AAS/ANT 403 Race and Medicine

ANT 335 Medical Anthropology (Fall/Spring)

ANT 344 Science, Technology & Culture

ANT 431 Biomedical Anthropology

CBE 440 The Physical Basis of Human Disease

CLA 345 Ancient Greco-Roman Medicine (Fall/Spring)

CHV 331 / WWS 372 Ethics and Public Health
CHV 391 / PHI 391 Morals, Markets, and Health

EAS 312 / ANT 312 Mind, Body, and Bioethics in Japan and Beyond

ECO 332 Economics of Health and Health Care

EEB 328 Ecology and Epidemiology of Parasites and Infectious Diseases

EEB 414 / MOL 414 Genetics of Human Populations

ELE 404 Electronic Circuits for Biomedical Application

ELE/CEE/MAE/MSE 455 Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment (Fall/Spring)

ENV 304 / ECO 328 / EEB 304 / WWS 496 Disease Ecology, Economics, and Policy (Fall/Spring)

GHP 400 / WWS 382 / MOL 499 / EEB 400 Seminar in Global Health and Health Policy

GHP 401 / ANT 480 / AFS 401 Global Health in Africa

GHP 402 / MOL 402 Health Innovation and Policy

GSS 420 / SOC 420 Born in the U.S.A.: Culture and Reproduction in Modern America

HIS 393/AAS 364/WWS 389 Race, Drugs, and Drug Policy in America
HIS 395 History of Medicine and the Body

MAE 344 Introduction to Bioengineering and Medical Devices (Fall/Spring)

MOL 328 U.S. Medical Research and Researchers
MOL 340 Molecular and Cellular Immunology
MOL 380A,B Modern Microbiology and Disease (Fall/Spring)
MOL 425 Infection: Biology, Burden, Policy
MOL 430 The Power and Peril of Cycling Cells
MOL 433 Biotechnology 
MOL 451/NEU 451 Genes, Brain, and the Human Mind
MOL 460 Diseases in Children: Causes, Costs, and Choices (Fall/Spring)

PSY 317 Health Psychology
PSY 319 Childhood Psychopathology
PSY 320 Theories of Psychotherapy 
PSY 402 Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology: Case Studies in Cognitive Neuroscience (Fall/Spring)
PSY 410 Depression: From Neuron to Clinic (Fall/Spring)
PSY 420 Controversies in Clinical Psychology (Fall/Spring)

STC 349 Science Journalism (Fall/Spring)

WWS/MOL 320 Human Genetics, Reproduction, and Public Policy
WWS 402C Health Care Reform and Medicaid Expansion - credit for WWS certificate students only
WWS 476 / ECO 354 Special Topics in Public Affairs: The Economics of Health Policy in Developing Countries (Fall/Spring)