Prerequisites - BS in Psychology (Pre-Medicine Track)
Entering undergraduates must have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA with a grade of C or better in basic proficiency and science requirement courses. Exceptional applicants who do not meet this minimum requirement will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Prior to enrolling, students must have completed 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits), including a minimum number of credits in specific proficiencies and general education requirements. Students may apply to the program while completing prerequisite coursework.
Basic Proficiency and Science Requirements
|English Literature or Composition||9 quarter credits|
|College Algebra||4 quarter credits|
|General Psychology||3 quarter credits|
|Public Speaking||3 quarter credits|
|General Cell Biology (science-major level with lab)||4 quarter credits|
|General Chemistry I & II (science-major level with labs)||8 quarter credits|
General Education Requirements
|Natural Science||12 quarter credits|
|Arts and Humanities||15 quarter credits|
|Social Sciences||15 quarter credits|
|Electives||17 quarter credits|
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Program Summary - BS Health Psychology; Pre-med
The health psychology and pre-med track prepares students to pursue graduate studies in biomedical fields, including naturopathic and conventional medicine, nursing, nutrition, acupuncture and East Asian medicine, and physical or occupational therapy.
This track, with a dual emphasis on basic biological sciences and psychology, provides a health psychology education within the framework of medical science. If you are seeking a pre-med degree, this is the track for you. With a few additional courses, you are also eligible to take a summer massage intensive training program.
The curriculum also enables you to double-major in Bastyr's other undergraduate programs in nutrition, herbal sciences, and exercise science and wellness. You will have the opportunity for in-depth exploration of spirituality and health within the context of various belief systems.
Quick Facts - BS Health Psychology; Pre-med
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Health Psychology & Human Biology
Kenmore, Washington campus
- Completion of the equivalent of two years of college course work
- 2.75 cumulative GPA
- Grade of C or better in all basic proficiency and science requirement courses
- 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits), including a minimum number of credits in the basic proficiency, science and general education categories
Length of Program
2 years, full time
This track is the best choice if you plan to pursue a graduate education in any area of biomedical studies including naturopathic medicine, conventional medicine, nutrition, acupuncture and East Asian medicine, nursing or physical therapy.
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Tuition for Bachelor's Degrees
Average first-year costs for a typical credit load in the 2016-2017 academic year. The first year is considered fall, winter and spring quarters.
Tuition & FeesFees include a $25 quarterly student activity fee. See the University catalog for a full schedule of fees.
Books & Supplies
TotalThe budget used to determine financial-aid eligibility allows for an additional $21,600 for a 9-month period of living expenses.
|Bachelor of Science (All Majors)||45||$24,684||$2,250||$26,934|
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PLEASE NOTE: For financial aid purposes, cost of attendance includes costs above, plus $21,600 per nine months to cover room & board, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses. Books and Supplies are calculated using a formula not actual.
Curriculum - BS in Health Psychology; Pre-med
The curriculum tables below list the tentative schedule of courses each quarter. Next to each course are the number of credits per course (Crdt.), the lecture hours each week (Lec.), the lab/clinic hours each week (L/C) and the total contact hours for the course over the entire quarter (Tot).
Expected Learning Outcomes
The Bachelor of Science in with a Major in Health Psychology program follows the American Psychological Association expected learning outcomes for undergraduate education:
- Knowledge base in psychology
- Scientific inquiry and critical thinking
- Ethical and social responsibility in a diverse world
- Professional development
- Understanding the importance of the biopsychosocial model with emphasis on the topics of stress, coping, social support, health behavior and the role of spirituality in well-being
The attached PDF is the proposed curriculum for students starting in Fall 2017. Please note that changes to the curriculum may still occur before the start of the Fall 2017 academic year. For the 2016-2017 course catalog, click here.Click here to download the PDF file.