Health & Natural Sciences

Welcome to the Health & Natural Sciences community! 

Majors represented in the Health & Natural Sciences area of study apply knowledge of the physical, chemical, biological, and social sciences to solve problems and advance discoveries. Coursework and other learning experiences related to this academic pathway provide hands-on experience with lab research or field work and enhance students’ abilities to analyze data, identify patterns, manage interactions or predict outcomes. ​

Explore and compare Majors

Side-by-side comparisons of different majors in the Health & Natural Sciences Meta-Major (PDF)

Majors are not listed in any particular order.

  • What are the prerequisites? refers to courses students must complete to be admitted into the major.
  • Where can I learn more?  provides a link to the major’s program page on our website.
  • Please contact your current advisor with questions and for more details on admission requirements for that major.

Plan your courses with degree maps

The following majors are related to the Health & Natural Sciences Meta-Major Pathway; each can offer a unique lens. The first link will direct you to the degree webpages to learn more about the major, and the second will download a PDF of the Degree Map for that major.

Consult with academic advisors to learn more about each major and degree map:

Careers related to this meta-major pathway

To learn more about careers related to Health & Natural Sciences, watch this video.

Below are examples of possible employment opportunities, related careers, and potential graduate programs for students interested in Health and Natural Sciences. Also listed are companies that have hired UW Bothell students.   For more specific examples, please visit the individual degree co-curricular map.

Interested in careers and graduate programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other health fields? Visit our Pre-Health Pathways Advising site!

Examples gathered by Career Services of recent UW Bothell graduates.

  • Healthcare
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Global Health
  • Hospitals
  • Soil Science 
  • Research
  • Medicine
  • Analysis Testing
  • Conservation Biology
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Seattle Children’s
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Department of Public Health
  • Fred Hutch
  • Axio Research
  • King County
  • Master’s of Earth System Science
  • Master’s of Public Health
  • Master’s in Chem-bioinformatics
  • Master’s of Public Policy
  • Master’s in Health Administration
  • Doctor of Medicine or Pharmacy

Explore internships 

Wondering if you should do an internship? Want to figure out where to search for or even create one?

Create your profile on handshake. You can look for jobs and internships and learn more about career events.

Review Career Services internship page for plenty of information and steps to take. Make an appointment with a Career Coach to explore internship opportunities and develop an internship search action plan. 

Examples of internships 

  • Research Intern
  • Molecular Biology Intern
  • Food Science Intern
  • Environmental Technician Intern
  • Environmental Health & Safety Intern
  • Forestry Resource Assistant Intern

Get involved 

Join student organizations related to your area of interest. You’ll make friends who have similar interests while building skills working on your passions!

There are many ways to get involved on campus, such as connecting with campus organizations, student government, and co-curricular activities. To begin exploring, visit the Student Engagement & Activities website.

Explore community engaged learning & research 

Many UW Bothell programs offer opportunities for community engaged learning and undergraduate research. The Office of Community-Based Learning & Research (CBLR) has many student-specific resources available, from FAQs about CBLR courses to volunteer, internship, and scholarship information.

Check out two exciting new courses being piloted Spring quarter, 2022 for first year, pre-major students interested in the Health and Natural Sciences meta-major.

Study abroad opportunities

Study abroad programs can deepen your understanding of how Health & Natural Sciences can impact the lives of people around the world.

Visit UW Bothell’s study abroad page, managed by the Office of Global Initiatives, to learn more and start the planning process.