Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies

Degree Requirements

Autumn 2019 & forward

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 (5 credits)
  • BHS 210 Pathways to Health Studies (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 403 Introduction to Epidemiology (5 credits)
  • BHS 496 Fieldwork in Health (5 credits)
35
Health Studies Electives, with at least 10 credits in B HLTH course offerings 35
Upper Division (300-400 level) UW Electives 15

Students admitted to the Health Studies major prior to Autumn 2019, refer to the Degree Requirements Autumn 2018 - Spring 2019 section below.

Autumn 2018 - Spring 2019

Students admitted to the Health Studies major in Autumn 2018 - Spring 2019 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 210 Pathways to Health Studies (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 403 Introduction to Epidemiology (5 credits)
  • BHS 496 Fieldwork in Health (5 credits)
35
Health Studies Electives, with at least 10 credits in B HLTH course offerings 40
Upper Division (300-400 level) UW Electives 15

*Please note that BHS 310 was officially changed to BHS 210 for the Summer 2019 quarter and beyond. 

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.

Current Health Studies students, please visit your Health Studies Advising Canvas Site (https://canvas.uw.edu/ ) to find more information from your academic advisor on Health Studies Major Checklists, anticipated course offerings, and a sample graduation plan.

Current Students - Quarterly Course Offerings 

Winter Quarter 2020 Health Studies Course Offerings (Download)

Autumn Quarter 2019 Health Studies Course Offerings (Download)

Summer Quarter 2019 Health Studies Course Offerings (Download)

Spring Quarter 2019 Health Studies Course Offerings (Download)

Current Students - Academic Advising

Health Studies Advisor: 

Kaitlin Wright 
wrightkr@uw.edu
425-352-5376

 

Health Studies Advising

 

Prospective Applicants

Transfer Advisor: 

       

Erin B. McFeely
ebm1@uw.edu
425-352-5000

 

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