Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies

Degree Requirements

Curriculum and credits

Current Health Studies students, please visit your Health Studies Advising Canvas Site to find more information from your academic advisor on degree requirements, selecting electives, anticipated course schedules, and sample graduation plans.

Students admitted to the Health Studies major in Autumn 2019 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
  • BHS 210 - Community Health Promotion & Communication
  • BHS 300 - Principles of Health Research
  • BHS 302 - Social Dimensions of Health
  • BHS 305 - Introduction to Healthcare Policy & Systems
  • BHS 403 - Introduction to Epidemiology
  • BHS 496 - Fieldwork in Health
Approved Health Studies Electives, with at least 10 credits in B HLTH course offerings 35
Upper Division UW Electives (300-400 level) 15

Students admitted to the Health Studies major prior to Autumn 2019, please visit your Health Studies Advising Canvas Site for more information regarding your required curriculum.

Quarterly courses

To help you prepare for future course registration, review the quarterly course offering spreadsheets below. These spreadsheets might be useful tools in helping you to review possible courses related to the Health Studies major. Keep in mind that these spreadsheets are static, and so any changes to the UWB Time Schedule will not be reflected in these documents. For up-to-date course information, visit the UWB Time Schedule.

Advising worksheets

Download a copy of the Health Studies advising worksheet based on the quarter and year you are admitted into the program:

If you are a current Health Studies student, make sure to check in with the Health Studies Academic Advisor to review this worksheet together and discuss your path to graduation.

Updated September 2022