UW Bothell is continuously designing and developing new degrees to meet the needs of our students, community and state. The options listed below have recently launched or are approved to launch soon. Programs are added to this page as they begin the development stages and when they receive HEC Board approval and funding. More information on future degrees and additional programs in development is available.
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New Degrees and Minors, 2012-2014
Climate Science and Policy (Bachelor of Science)
The B.S. in Climate Science and Policy integrates fundamental courses in the sciences with courses in policy. Graduates will be prepared for careers in government, private and non-profit sectors, as well as graduate programs in science and policy studies. This program has two options: a science track with a focus on advanced climate modeling and a policy track with a focus on advanced policy studies.
Creative Writing and Poetics (Masters of Fine Arts)
Students in the MFA program will develop their creative work through a course of study that encourages exploration and discovery. This program asks students to address the implications of what and how they write - situating their writing in relation to shifting global contexts, changing demographics, and transforming forms of media. During the second year, online and on-site options for hybrid delivery will be available.
Retail Management (Concentration and Minor)
Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of important topics such as retail analytics, merchandise acquisition, retail marketing, supply chain management, retail operations, retail technology, and leadership. They will gain the ability to utilize social media and networks to increase customer loyalty and understand how to use multi-channel approaches to drive revenue. Students will engage in several real-world consulting projects with area retailers such as Costco, Starbucks, Nordstrom’s, and interact with key executives and thought leaders from the industry.
Interactive Media Design (Bachelor of Arts)
The B.A. in Interactive Media and Technology combines science and technology with creative and entrepreneurial disciplines to prepare students to use digital media and technology in a wide variety of fields. Built upon an interdisciplinary foundation, this program will emphasize project-based coursework. It will also provide students an opportunity to work with industry partners on projects.
Health Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
The B.A. in Health Studies will utilize a problem-based learning method to engage students with current public health issues. While teaching students the history of and ethics related to health issues, this program will help students develop the leadership skills necessary for working in a global environment. The Health Studies major will benefit the public/common good by educating students/citizens who prioritize the health of individuals, groups, countries, nations and the world.
Mathematics (Bachelor of Science)
The BS in Mathematics offers studies within an established and high demand field. Students may pursue career paths in such fields as engineering, actuarial science, database and computer systems administrators, network and data communications, and secondary mathematics teaching. Many students with degrees in mathematics choose to pursue graduate study in mathematics, physics, engineering and other STEM disciplines.
Interdisciplinary Studies - Mathematical Thinking & Visualization Option (Bachelor of Arts)
Students will acquire critical competence in different ways to address real-world problems in mathematical forms. They will work in interdisciplinary teams to explore a range of problems that have mathematical underpinnings. This degree will give students with a strong interest in understanding and communicating complex ideas and dense information an opportunity to develop and showcase those capacities. It will speak to employer interests in students’ abilities to communicate ideas to colleagues and the public.