Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies



The Health Studies program reviews applications and admits new students three times each year - in Autumn, Winter, and Spring. Our program is capacity-constrained, which means that eligibility for admission does not ensure acceptance into the major. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to accept all interested students into the Health Studies program.

The Health Studies program uses a holistic admissions review process; applications are evaluated on:

  • Your academic record, including completion of pre-admission requirements and cumulative GPA
  • Your personal statement, providing you an opportunity to introduce yourself and express your interest in the program

Before applying to the Health Studies program, we encourage you to explore our program overview and degree requirements pages. Applications are reviewed once they are complete. The review process can take 3-4 weeks after the application close date.

Application deadlines

Updated Application Deadlines for Winter 2022:

  • UWB Internal Students (i.e. pre-major or applying to 2nd major) - October 15th, 2021
  • Transfer, Returning, & Post-Bacc Students - October 1st, 2021
Quarter UWB Internal Student Open Date Transfer, Returning, & Post-Bacc Open Date Application Close Date
Winter 2022 September 1, 2021 June 1, 2021 (See above)
Spring 2022 January 2, 2022 October 1, 2021 February 1, 2022


UW Bothell internal students (i.e. pre-major or applying to 2nd major)

Current UW Bothell students who are interested in the Health Studies major or have questions about the Health Studies application must first contact an advisor in First Year and Pre-Major Programs. Please review the major planning worksheets for additional information on admission requirements and prerequisites.

Transfer students

Transfer students who would like to learn more about Health Studies or have questions about the Health Studies application must first contact an Admissions Advisor. Please review the transfer student admissions page and admissions planning worksheets for additional information.

 Information Sessions to learn more about the Health Studies program from an Admission Advisor are held throughout the year. Registration for these sessions is available online.

Returning HS students

If you are an HS student and have not enrolled at UWB for two consecutive quarters (excluding summer quarter), then you must re-apply to the HS major by submitting a returning student application. Please review the returning student admissions page for more information, and contact an Admissions Advisor if you have questions about your application.  If you have questions about registration and graduation dates, please contact the Health Studies Advisor to check your academic plan.

Post-Baccalaureate students

Post-Baccalaureate applicants are considered on a space-available basis. Priority is given to students who are pursuing their first bachelor's degree. Please review the post-baccalaureate student admission page for more information, and contact an Admission Advisor if you have questions about your application.

April 2021