1. I’m interested in learning more about Health Studies. Who should I talk to?
  2. What career options will I have with a Health Studies degree?
  3. Can I still apply if I haven’t fulfilled the admission requirements?
  4. How does Health Studies make admission decisions?
  5. When can I apply?
  6. I have applied but have not received an admission decision yet. How can I check up on my status?
  7. If I am admitted, how soon can I register?
  8. Can I start taking Health Studies classes as a pre-major student at UWB or do I have to be in the major?

1. I’m interested in learning more about Health Studies. Who should I talk to?

Health Studies offers a few information sessions each quarter. You can view dates, times, and locations here.

Transfer students should contact an Admissions Advisor in the Office of Admissions by emailing info@uwb.edu or by calling 425-352-5000.

Current UWB pre-major students should consult with their First Year and Pre-Major Advisor prior to meeting with a Health Studies Advisor. Students that are already in a major but are interesting in double majoring or switching majors should contact the School of Nursing and Health Studies office by calling 425-352-5376 or by emailing uwbnhs@uw.edu.

2. What career options will I have with a Health Studies degree?

Health Studies graduates will be prepared to enter a wide variety of occupations, or be prepared with a sound foundation for graduate school or other advanced training. Career possibilities include the following:

  • Public and Global Health Services
  • Health Education and Communication
  • Health Management and Administration
  • Non-Profit Services
  • Community Organizing
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Services
  • Environmental and Occupational Health Services
  • Advanced study in public health, medicine, social work, or other health professions

3. Can I still apply if I haven’t fulfilled the admission requirements?

Yes, you can apply. However, if you are missing all of the requirements, you will be automatically denied. Please see question 4 to learn more about how the Admissions Committee makes admissions decisions.

4. How does Health Studies make admission decisions?

In addition to specific academic course requirements, the Health Studies Admission Committee looks for a well-written goal statement that addresses:

  • 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

GPA and grade trend are also considered, with more weight given to grades in admission requirements, relevant coursework and grades in later coursework.

5. When can I apply?

Health Studies admits fall, winter, and spring quarters.  Dates that applications are open can be found here

6. I have applied but have not received an admission decision yet. How can I check up on my status?

If you are a transfer applicant wanting to check your status, start by checking with the Office of Admissions because your application may still be in their office. If Admissions has already moved it forward to the department for review, then you should call the School of Nursing and Health Studies office.
If you are an internal applicant (current UWB student), you can just contact the School of Nursing and Health Studies office.

7. If I am admitted, how soon can I register?

Newly admitted transfer students may register during Registration Period 2. In order to register, they must attend the mandatory new student orientation, submit the Measles Immunization Verification form, and pay the Enrollment Confirmation fee.

Current UWB student admitted to the Health Studies major are eligible to register on their registration day.

Registration deadlines can be found on the academic calendar.

8. Can I start taking Health Studies classes as a pre-major student at UWB or do I have to be in the major?

Currently, we reserve the majority of the core courses for students that are Health Studies majors. Depending on availability BHS 201-Introduction to Public Health may be available to pre-major students. In addition, we require 40 credits of concentration area courses that pre-major students are welcome to get started on. If you have questions about which courses you should take, meet with your Pre-Major Program advisor.