Our exciting Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies will provide students with the knowledge and skills to improve the health of individuals and communities.
Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to:
1. Identify bio-social-ecological factors that influence health, health equity, and social justice, at the individual and population levels;
2. Analyze the impacts of population level healthcare policies and systems from a local to global perspective;
3. Evaluate health research and health information for the application of ethical and evidence based-practice;
4. Develop as public health leaders and health practitioners prepared to collaborate with communities and institutions to improve individual and population health.
Students are encouraged to strengthen their skills through internships and study abroad experiences.
Our Health Studies graduates are ready to enter a wide variety of occupations or get prepared for graduate school or other advanced training. Career possibilities include:
- Public and global health services
- Health education and communication
- Health management and administration
- Non-profit services
- Community organizing
- Mental health/substance use services
- Environmental and Occupational Health Services
- Health care outreach and community care
- Advanced study in Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, or other health professions
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Health Studies News
We’re proud to announce that our senior lecturer and Director of Health Studies, Dr. Grace Lasker, was featured in an article by Chemical & Engineering News. Dr. Lasker co-created a symposium at the 22nd annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E). The symposium focused on how the chemicals used to create common products impact the environment and the connection between those consequences and environmental justice. After the conference, Dr. Lasker was interviewed by Chemical & Engineering News.
Stefan Torres, UW Bothell School of Nursing & Health Studies alumni, has been named as one of the 100 nurses recognized a Nurse Influencers by the UW Seattle School of Nursing. These nurses, whose connection to the UW go as far back as 1930, have made a commitment to improving lives in their communities.
University of Washington Bothell School of Nursing and Health Studies faculty members research is mentioned in the article "Go Fund Yourself America’s dystopian health care system is forcing people into a lethal popularity contest."
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