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. 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 paper 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 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 fall, winter, and spring quarters. Application review starts at least two quarters prior to the intended start quarter and will close when the major is full.
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.
Entry into the major is competitive. 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
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 are considered on a space available basis. Priority is given to students who are pursing their first bachelor degree.
To Learn More
Current UW Bothell students who are interested in the Health Studies major should contact the First Year and Pre-Major Program (formerly CUSP) 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 presented by the program are held throughout the year. Be sure to check the calendar for an Information Session.