Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies

Degree Requirements

Autumn 2018 & forward

Students admitted to the Health Studies major in Autumn 2018 and forward 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 305 Introduction to Healthcare Policy & Systems (5 credits)
  • BHS 310 Pathways to Health Studies (2 credits)
  • BHS 403 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • BHS 496 Fieldwork in Health (5 credits)
32
Health Studies Electives, with at least 10 credits in B HLTH course offerings 40
Upper Division (300-400 level) UW Electives 15

Students admitted to the Health Studies major prior to Autumn 2018, refer to the Degree Requirements Prior to Autumn 2018 section below.


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 Autumn 2018 Degree Requirements section above.