School of Nursing and Health Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies

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Our exciting Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies will provide students with the knowledge and skills to improve the health of individuals and communities.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to:

1. Identify bio-social-ecological factors that influence health, health equity, and social justice, at the individual and population levels;

2. Analyze the impacts of population level healthcare policies and systems from a local to global perspective;

3. Evaluate health research and health information for the application of ethical and evidence based-practice;

4. Develop as public health leaders and health practitioners prepared to collaborate with communities and institutions to improve individual and population health.

Students are encouraged to strengthen their skills through internships and study abroad experiences.


Career Possibilities

Our Health Studies graduates are ready to enter a wide variety of occupations or get prepared for graduate school or other advanced training. Career possibilities include:

  • Public and global health services
  • Health education and communication
  • Health management and administration
  • Non-profit services
  • Community organizing
  • Mental health/substance use services
  • Environmental and Occupational Health Services
  • Health care outreach and community care
  • Advanced study in Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, or other health professions

Health Studies News

Chemical & Engineering News interviews SNHS’ Dr. Lasker

Grace Lasker, Senior Lecturer, Director Health StudiesWe’re proud to announce that our senior lecturer and Director of Health Studies, Dr. Grace Lasker, was featured in an article by Chemical & Engineering News.  Dr. Lasker co-created a symposium at the 22nd annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E).  The symposium focused on how the chemicals used to create common products impact the environment and the connection between those consequences and environmental justice.  After the conference, Dr. Lasker was interviewed by Chemical & Engineering News.

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Go Fund Yourself America’s dystopian health care system is forcing people into a lethal popularity contest.

University of Washington Bothell School of Nursing and Health Studies faculty members research is mentioned in the article "Go Fund Yourself America’s dystopian health care system is forcing people into a lethal popularity contest."

STEPHEN MARCHEJANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 ISSUE MOTHER JONES

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Guatemala Summer Quarter 2018

Summer Quarter 2018

Global Health Promotion in Guatemala: Health Services Delivery in Resource Poor Settings. 

This service-learning course, conducted in partnership with a community based organization, Guatemala Village Health, is designed to expose students to policy contexts in which health care is delivered in resource-poor settings with particular emphasis on Guatemala. 

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