Nursing and Health Studies Program

Health Studies Major Requirements

Many major details are currently under development; please check back often for updates.  But key details are available now.

Major Concentration Areas

There will be 4 concentration areas available in the major. 

  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Community Engagement
  • Local and Global Health
  • Health Policy, Leadership, and Ethics

Health Studies students will have the option of concentrating in one particular area or developing a breadth of knowledge across 2-4 areas.

Health Studies Graduation Requirements

5 credits 1 course in Statistics (BIS 315, B BUS 215, or any other introductory statistics course is acceptable)
5 credits 1 course in Research Methods (examples: BIS 312, BIS 340, or other courses T. B. A)
15 credits

3 required course to introduce students to foundational concepts in health studies:

  • BHS 301: Introduction to Public Health (5 credits)
  • BHS 302: Global Communities, Culture, and Health Equity (5 credits)
  • BHS 303: Introduction to Epidemiology (5 credits)
20 credits

One course in each of the 4 concentration areas:

  • Health and Life Sciences (5 credits)
  • Community Engagement (5 credits)
  • Local and Global Health (5 credits)
  • Health Policy, Leadership, and Ethics (5 credits)
20 credits

Four additional Health Studies concentration area courses (students choose one pathway)

  1. Broad Pathway (4 courses across 2-4 concentration areas)(20 credits)
  2. Focused Pathway (4 courses in a single concentration area)(20 credits)
 2 credits BHS 310: Health Studies Pathways
5 credits Senior Year Portfolio
 20 credits Elective courses from across UW Bothell
 88 credits

Additional UW Bothell and/or Transfer credits (includes Health Studies admission requirements, but not any courses to satisfy university admission deficiencies)

Credits taken at UW Bothell in non-matriculated status may be applied towards these general electives only

180 credits Total Number of Credits Required for a Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies


Did You Know?

Forty-six percent of UW Bothell's 2014 first year class are the first in the families to attend college.