Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies

Degree Requirements

Prior to Autumn 2018

Students admitted to the Health Studies major prior to Autumn 2018 must complete a total of 180 credits to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies, including the following major-specific requirements:

Courses Credits
Statistics 5
Required core courses:
  • BHS 201 Introduction to Public Health (5 credits)
  • BHS 300 Principles of Health Research (5 credits)
  • BHS 302 Social Dimensions of Health (5 credits)
  • BHS 403 Introduction to Epidemiology (5 credits)
  • BHS 310 Pathways to Health Studies (2 credits)
  • BHS 496 Fieldwork in Health (5 credits)
27
One course in each of the 4 concentration areas:
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Community Health Intervention and Practice
  • Health and Society
  • Health Policy, Leadership and Ethics
20
Additional concentration area courses – choose between broad OR focused pathway
  • Broad Pathway: 4 courses from across 2-4 concentration areas
  • Focused Pathway: 4 courses in a single concentration area
20
Upper Division (300-400 level) UW electives 20

Students admitted to the Health Studies major in Autumn 2018 and forward, refer to the Degree Requirements Autumn 2018 and forward page.