Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies

Health Studies Electives

Autumn 2018 and forward

Students admitted to the Health Studies major from Autumn 2018 forward must complete a certain amount of approved Health Studies elective credits, with at least 10 credits in the BHLTH course prefix. Please refer to the Degree Requirements page for more information on the curriculum in your major, based on when you were admitted into the program.

The content areas (Health and Life Sciences, Community Health Intervention & Practice, Health and Society, and Health Policy, Leadership, and Ethics) provide some insight into the kinds of courses that fulfill this requirement. Please note that our Health Studies faculty have recently approved additional courses starting Winter 2021; these courses are currently not categorized into content areas. Please direct any questions that you may have about the content areas of these courses to your Health Studies advisor.

Students following this curriculum can choose any of the courses listed, as long as they meet the required total amount of Approved Health Studies Elective credits with at least 10 credits in the BHLTH course offerings. Any Bothell Health Elective course (B HLTH), regardless of topic, will count toward the Health Studies Elective requirement. UWB Special Topics courses in a health-related field may be approved on a petition only basis. Please speak with your Health Studies advisor about the petition process prior to enrolling in a Special Topics course.


Health and Life Sciences

This content area is designed for students with a particular interest in the basic sciences. Students who are seeking to fill common pre-requisite courses for advanced study in the health sciences (such as biology, chemistry, and physics; or schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, or public health) will have significant flexibility.

Courses:

  • BIS 337 – Risk and Resilience
  • BIS 380 – Bioethics
  • BIS 384 – Health, Medicine, and Society
  • BISSTS 231 – Genes, Genomes and Heredity (duplicate course to B BIO 231)
  • BISSTS 307 – Science, Technology, and Society
  • B CONSC 321 – Consciousness Studies
  • B CONSC 322 – Exploration of Consciousness
  • B CHEM 143/144 - General Chemistry I with lab
  • B CHEM 153/154 - General Chemistry II with lab
  • B CHEM 163/164 - General Chemistry III with lab
  • B CHEM 237 - Organic Chemistry I 
  • B CHEM 238/241 - Organic Chemistry II with lab
  • B CHEM 239/242 - Organic Chemistry III with lab
  • B BIO 180 - Introductory Biology I
  • B BIO 200 - Introductory Biology II
  • B BIO 220 - Introductory Biology III
  • B BIO 231 – Genes, Genomes, and Heredity (duplicate course to BISSTS 231)
  • B BIO 232 – Embryos, Genes and Reproductive Technology
  • B BIO 233 - Cancer: Biology, Risk, & Treatment (duplicate course to BHLTH 225)
  • B BIO 260 – Medical Microbiology
  • B BIO 310 – Brain and Behavior
  • B BIO 351 – Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I
  • B BIO 352 – Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II
  • B BIO 360 – Intro to Genetics
  • B BIO/ B CHEM 364 – Biochemistry I
  • B BIO/B CHEM 365 – Biochemistry II
  • B BIO 370 – Microbiology
  • B BIO/B CHEM 375 Molecular Biology
  • B EDUC 402 – Human Growth and Learning
  • B HLTH 198 - Introduction to Physical Activity, Nutrition, & Health
  • B HLTH 200 - Lifespan Development
  • B HLTH 218 - Nutritional Science
  • B HLTH 219 - Lifespan Nutrition
  • B HLTH 221 - Dimensions of Personal Health and Wellness
  • B HLTH 224 - Disease, Human History, Society, and Civilization
  • B HLTH 225 - Introduction to Cancer Biology (duplicate course to B BIO 233)
  • B HLTH 228 - Infectious Disease Detectives: The Pathogens Inside
  • B HLTH 320 - Human Health and the Environment
  • B HLTH 402 - Microbiology, Disease, and Global Health 
  • B HLTH 410/510 – Genetics and Public Health
  • B HLTH 411 - Environments and Health

Community Health Intervention and Practice

This content area is designed for students interested in aspects of community and population level health intervention and practice, such as health communication and education, health promotion, healthcare services and utilization, and community-based partnership for research and practice.

Courses:

  • BIS 352 – Community Mapping
  • B BIO 310 – Brain and Behavior
  • B EDUC 220 – Education and Society
  • B EDUC 230 – Culture, Knowledge, and Education
  • B HLTH 196 - Preparing to Work in Partnership with Communities
  • B HLTH 220 - Community Nutrition
  • B HLTH 222 - Latina/o Health and Culture: Issues, Beliefs, Practices, and Local Perspectives
  • B HLTH 301 - Global Health Practice - Systems, Places, & People
  • B HLTH 320 – Human Health and the Environment
  • B HLTH 411 - Environments and Health
  • B HLTH 424 - Root Issues in American Indian Health
  • B HLTH 425 - Health in a Developing Nation: Study Abroad
  • B HLTH 426 - Exploring the Humanities in Healthcare
  • B HLTH 428 - Adolescent Health
  • B HLTH 429 - Global and Local Health Inequalities and Interventions
  • B HLTH 435 - Foundations & Principles of Health Education & Communication
  • B HLTH 438 - Program Evaluation for Health Education & Promotion
  • B HLTH 440 - Health of Military Veterans
  • B HLTH 441 - Community Engagement in Health Interventions and Research: From Principles to Practice
  • B HLTH 442 - Family Caregiving Across the Lifespan
  • B HLTH 443 - Assessment of Older Adults
  • B HLTH 444 - Disaster Preparation: Promoting Community Resiliency

Health and Society

This content area is designed for students interested in how societal, cultural, and systems-level factors influence health. Topics explored include social determinants, culture of health and illness, public health history, and socio-behavioral sciences.

Courses:

  • BIS 226 – Foundations of U.S. Social Services
  • BIS 265 - Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • BIS 307 – Environmental Justice
  • BIS 310 – Women, Culture, and Development
  • BIS 348 – Cultural Psychology
  • BIS 384 – Health, Medicine, and Society
  • BIS 415 – Public Policy and Law
  • BIS 468 – Human Rights and Sustainable Development
  • BISSEB 304 – Institutions and Social Change
  • BISSEB 359 – Ethics and Society
  • BISLEP 301 – Law, Economics, and Public Policy
  • B BIO 310 – Brain and Behavior
  • B CONSC 321 – Consciousness Studies
  • B CONSC 322 – Exploration of Consciousness
  • B EDUC 456 - Adolescents in School and Society
  • B EDUC 460 – Moral Dimensions of Education
  • B HLTH 179 - Interpersonal Communication
  • B HLTH 199 - Understanding Global Health Through Film
  • B HLTH 201 - Intro to Global Health
  • B HLTH 216 - Culture/Ethnicity and Religions Influence on Food Choices
  • B HLTH 217 - Nutrition and the Older Adult
  • B HLTH 219 - Lifespan Nutrition
  • B HLTH 222 - Latina/o Health and Culture: Issues, Beliefs, Practices, and Local Perspectives
  • B HLTH 223 - Feminist Approaches to Women's Health
  • B HLTH 224 - Disease, Human History, Society, and Civilization 
  • B HLTH 226 - Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Health
  • B HLTH 227 - Migration and Population Health: A Global Representation in Films and Arts
  • B HLTH 301 - Global Health Practice - Systems, Places, & People
  • B HLTH 405 - Race, Power, & Food
  • B HLTH 420 – Women's Global Health and Human Rights
  • B HLTH 421 - Food and Culture
  • B HLTH 422 - Walking in Beauty: Native Art and Healing
  • B HLTH 423 - Global Health: Critical Perspectives
  • B HLTH 424 - Root Issues in American Indian Health
  • B HLTH 425 - Health in a Developing Nation: Study Abroad
  • B HLTH 426 - Exploring the Humanities in Healthcare
  • B HLTH 427 - Women, Culture, and Healing
  • B HLTH 428 - Adolescent Health
  • B HLTH 429 - Global and Local Health Inequalities and Interventions
  • B HLTH 430 - Health Policies and Politics in a Global Context
  • B HLTH 431 - Representations of Health Policy and Ethics in Film
  • B HLTH 437 - Program Planning & Strategies for Health Promotion
  • B HLTH 440 - Health of Military Veterans
  • B HLTH 460 - Women, Rhetoric, and Healing

Health Policy, Leadership, and Ethics

This content area is designed for students interested in health policy and management within health systems, leadership in health sector roles, and ethics issues in clinical and population contexts.

Courses:

  • BIS 226 – Foundations of U.S. Social Services
  • BIS 307 – Environmental Justice
  • BIS 380 – Bioethics
  • BIS 384 – Health, Medicine, and Society
  • BIS 415 – Public Policy and Law
  • BIS 468 – Human Rights and Sustainable Development
  • BISSEB 304 – Institutions and Social Change
  • BISSEB 359 – Ethics and Society
  • BISSTS 307 – Science, Technology, and Society
  • BISLEP 301 – Law, Economics, and Public Policy
  • B EDUC 220 – Education and Society
  • B EDUC 460 – Moral Dimensions of Education
  • B HLTH 227 - Migration and Population Health
  • B HLTH 420 – Women's Global Health and Human Rights
  • B HLTH 423 - Global Health: Critical Perspectives
  • B HLTH 430 - Health Policies and Politics in a Global Context
  • B HLTH 431 - Representations of Health Policy and Ethics in Film
  • B HLTH 436 - Introduction to Management & Leadership for Health Professions
  • B HLTH 439 - Health Policy and Advocacy 

Newly approved for Winter 2021 - currently uncategorized

The courses listed below have been approved by our Health Studies faculty to count towards the Health Studies elective requirement starting Winter 2021. Please direct any questions that you may have about the content areas of these courses to your Health Studies advisor.

Courses:

  • B BIO 355 - Behavioral Endocrinology
  • B BIO 372 - Stem Cells
  • B BIO 380 - Cell Biology
  • B BIO 383 - Bioinformatics
  • B BIO 390 - Diseases and Disorders of the Nervous System
  • B BIO 470 - Microbiology II
  • B BIO 480 - Neurobiology
  • B CHEM 312 - Inorganic Chemistry
  • B EARTH 320 - Impacts of Climate Change
  • B EARTH 341- Natural Hazards & Human Disasters
  • BIS 170 - Introduction to Psychology
  • BIS 220 - Developmental Psychology
  • BIS 221 - Gender & Sexuality
  • BIS 225 - Social Psychology
  • BIS 242 - Environmental Geography
  • BIS 270 - Abnormal Psychology
  • BIS 353 - Human Rights Theory & Practice
  • BIS 355 - History of Science & Technology
  • BISCP 343 - Community Psychology
  • BISSTS 420 - Race, Gender, Science, & Medicine

Updated October 2020