Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies

How to Apply

Application steps

The type of admission process you follow and the online application you complete will depend on whether you are a UWB first year or pre-major student, transfer or post-baccalaureate student, or a returning student.

UW Bothell first year and pre-major applicants

  1. Submit the UWB internal student online application.
  2. Include your personal statement for Health Studies as part of your application (see prompts below).
  3. Include your unofficial transcripts as part of your application.
Tips for completing the internal student application
  • You will need to create a login to access the application; make sure to only use your UW email to sign into the application. Once you are logged into the system, click "Start New Application" to begin the application process.
  • Download a copy of your UW unofficial transcript (and unofficial transcripts from any other college/universities attended) before starting the application. Reference your transcript when completing the application to find accurate information on your UW cumulative GPA and completed coursework.
  • It is recommended that you save your personal statement as a PDF or Word document, to upload directly to the online application.
  • If you experience technical trouble with the internal student application, please connect with the UWB Slate Team (uwbslate@uw.edu).
  • If you are already in another major at UWB, please note that your current major will NOT be dropped if you are admitted to Health Studies. It is up to you to connect with your other major's department, if you intend to drop your current major.

Transfer applicants

  1. Submit the UWB new student application, selecting Health Studies as your intended major.
  2. Include your personal statement for Health Studies as part of your application (see prompts below).
  3. Submit your official transcripts as part of your application. Electronic submission is recommended. You can find more information about sending your official transcripts to UWB by visiting the UWB Admission webpage.

Returning HS applicants

  1. Submit the UWB returning student application, selecting Health Studies as your intended major.
  2. Include your personal statement for Health Studies as part of your application (see prompts below).
  3. Submit your official transcripts as part of your application, if you have attended other institutions while away from UWB. Electronic submission is recommended. You can find more information about sending your official transcripts to UWB by visiting the UWB Admission webpage.

Post-Baccalaureate applicants

  1. Submit the UWB new student application, selecting Health Studies as your intended major.
  2. Include your personal statement for Health Studies as part of your application (see prompts below).
  3. Submit your official transcripts as part of your application. Electronic submission is recommended. You can find more information about sending your official transcripts to UWB by visiting the UWB Admission webpage.

Personal statement

Your Personal Statement is an opportunity to introduce yourself to the admissions committee and explain your interests in the Health Studies degree. In our review, your Personal Statement is as important as your academic record. Please address the following topics when completing your statement:

Before responding to the following prompts, we highly advise looking through the curriculum for the major to help guide your thoughts. Please keep your response between 500 and 650 words.

  1. What are some of your professional and personal goals as they relate to the Health Studies degree?
  2. Given the core objectives shown below, describe how the Health Studies degree will help you achieve your goals. The Health Studies degree teaches students to:
    • Understand factors that pose risk, or promote prevention for population and community health
    • Identify factors that influence health equity and social justice, 
    • Understand health research within the context of complex population health outcomes
    • Analyze the impacts of healthcare policies to improve the health of diverse communities. 
    • Communicate health information to a variety of audiences
    • Develop as public health leaders and health practitioners
  3. Describe relevant experiences informing your understanding of health. Examples could be personal, professional, community, and/or academic.

March 2020