School of Nursing and Health Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies

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Our Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies program provides 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.

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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. Students are encouraged to strengthen their skills while taking our Health Studies classes through internships and study abroad experiences.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

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Student stories

Watch the videos below to learn more about how the Health Studies program has helped advance our students' careers and contributed to the health of the community.

   


Health Studies News

Gender transformative programmes: our Dean in BMJ

"Without a gender transformative approach, male engagement interventions risk reinforcing existing gender inequalities," writes Dean Shari L. Dworkin and colleagues. 

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CNBC Ranks Bothell No. 1 Among Public Colleges

UW Bothell has been ranked No. 1 for return on investment.  Read the campus news story and the CNBC Make It article for more information on how UW Bothell graduates earn the highest average salaries for their dollars.

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Students on the front lines

Kevin TaEight SNHS students report in from the front lines of COVID-19 community support efforts.

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