Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies

How to Apply

Transfer Students

Transfer Students apply by completing the UW Bothell new student application and selecting Health Studies as their intended major.

Current Students

Current UW Bothell Students can pick up an application from a CUSP Advisor or from the Nursing and Health Studies Office in UW1-211.

Application Timelines

Health Studies admits fall, winter and spring quarters.  Application review starts at least two quarters prior to the intended start quarter and will close when the major is full. 

Winter 2016 Review will begin on June 29, 2015
Spring 2016 Review will begin on October 12, 2015
Fall 2016 Review will begin on January 11, 2016

Admissions Review

Entry into the major is competitive.  A holistic admissions review assesses the following areas: completion of the required and preferred admission requirements, GPA, grade trend, evidence of a background and/or interest in public health, and a well-composed and developed personal statement.  The Personal Statement should cover:

  • The main reasons for choosing the Health Studies degree program
  • Personal and professional goals as they relate to health
  • Relevant experience that has influenced your desire for a Health Studies degree

Limited Enrollment

Eligibility for admission to Health Studies does not ensure acceptance into the major. Due to volume of applications, we are unable to accept all interested students. In these situations, the most highly qualified students will be selected up to the enrollment limits in the specific programs.

To Learn More

Current UW Bothell students who are interested in the Health Studies major should contact their CUSP advisor for more information.

Transfer applicants who would like to learn more about Health Studies should contact an Admissions Advisor. Admissions Advisors will explain more about the major and the application process.

In addition, Information Sessions presented by the program are held throughout the year. Be sure to check the calendar for an Information Session.