Learning objectives

  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.


Customize the Health Studies major with courses that resonate with your interest!

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 offerings35
Upper Division UW Electives (300-400 level)15

Health Studies electives

The Health Studies faculty select electives each year, based on UW-Bothell’s catalog of courses. The approved electives are categorized into four areas of interest: 1) Health & Life Sciences, 2) Community Health Intervention & Practice, 3) Health & Society, and 4) Health Policy, Leadership, & Ethics.

Learn more by visiting the Health Studies Elective webpage.

Quarterly courses

To help you prepare for future course registration, review the quarterly course offering spreadsheets below. These spreadsheets are useful tools in helping you to review 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 UW Bothell Time Schedule.

Click on the hyperlinks below to download the quarterly course information guides.

Advising worksheet

Download a copy of the Health Studies advising worksheet linked below to learn more about your path to graduation:

If you are a current Health Studies student, make sure to check in with the Health Studies Academic Advisor to review your advising worksheet together.

Updated January 2024