Health Studies Minor

The Minor in Health Studies will prepare students to identify the various factors that influence health and wellness at individual, community and global levels. Students will understand the policies and systems that shape our health care practices and acquire the skills to understand and critique health research at the population level. In addition, students will partner with individuals and communities to understand how to improve health outcomes and advocate for ethics in health care practice and for just distribution of health care resources.

Minor Requirements

Students are required to complete a total of 30 credits of coursework:

Required Health Studies core courses: 10 credits
BHS 201 Introduction to Public Health (5 credits) - for help registering please contact the Health Studies advisors
BHS 302 Social Dimensions of Health (5 credits) - for help registering please contact the Health Studies advisors

One of the following research courses for 5 credits:

BHS 300 Principles of Health Research (5 credits) - for help registering please contact the Health Studies advisors
BIS 312 Approaches to Social Research (5 credits)
BES 301 Science Methods and Practice (5 credits)
BNURS 403 Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Inquiry (5 credits)

15 credits of elective credits from any of the four Health Studies concentration areas: Health Studies Concentration Course Options

  • Community Health Intervention and Practice
  • Health Policy, Leadership and Ethics
  • Health and Society
  • Health and Life Sciences

Of these 15 credits, a minimum of 5 credits must be completed with a BHS or B HLTH prefix

Questions?

Interested students should review the minor requirements and declare the minor as early as possible. It is not necessary to meet with an HS advisor to declare the Health Studies minor. However, if you have questions please call School of Nursing and Health Studies office at (425) 352-5376 to make an advising appointment or email NHS at uwbnhs@uw.edu

Health Studies Minor Resources:

 

Declare a Health Studies Minor Form

To declare an HS minor please print form and submit it to your department advisor (HS advisor signature is not required).

 

Health Studies Concentration Courses