Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies

How to Apply

Transfer Applicants

Transfer students apply by completing the UW Bothell new student application and selecting Health Studies as their intended major.

Internal UW Bothell Applicants 

Current UW Bothell Students apply by completing the Health Studies Internal Student Application. Please note that you will need to create a login to access the application and should only use your UW email. Once you submit your application to the Health Studies major, you should receive an automated follow up email with program contact information. You must also upload a Personal Statement and copies of your unofficial transcripts to the application. The Personal Statement prompt is included in the application and will appear after your intended major is selected.

A signed Change of Major form is no longer required. Please check the box on the online application consenting to be added to the Health Studies major if admitted. If you are already in another major, your current major will NOT be dropped. It is up to you to manage your other majors if you are admitted to Health Studies. If you are a pre-major student your pre-major status will change to "Health Studies major."

Application Timelines and Priority Deadlines

Health Studies admits students for fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Both transfer and internal applicants are subject to the same priority application date. For quarterly application priority deadlines please see the Office of Admissions Priority Application Dates web page

Applications are reviewed once they are complete. The review process can take 2-4 weeks.

Admissions Review

A holistic admissions review assesses the following areas: completion of the required and preferred admission requirements, GPA, grade trend, evidence of a background and/or interest in public health, and a well-composed and developed personal statement.  The Personal Statement should cover:

  • The main reasons for choosing the Health Studies degree program
  • Personal and professional goals as they relate to health
  • Relevant experience that has influenced your desire for a Health Studies degree

Limited Enrollment

Eligibility for admission to Health Studies does not ensure acceptance into the major. Due to volume of applications, we are unable to accept all interested students. In these situations, the most highly qualified students will be selected up to the enrollment limits in the specific programs.

Post-Baccalaureate Applicants

Post-Baccalaureate applicants are considered on a space-available basis. Priority is given to students who are pursing their first bachelor's degree.

To Learn More

Current UW Bothell students who are interested in the Health Studies major should contact First Year and Pre-Major Programs for more information.

Transfer applicants who would like to learn more about Health Studies should contact an Admissions Advisor. Admissions Advisors will explain more about the major and the application process.

In addition, Information Sessions are held throughout the year. Be sure to check the calendar for an Information Session. Registration for these sessions is available online.