Kenmore, Washington campus
2 years, full-time
The Public Health Psychology track is a good choice if you are interested in promoting health and well-being on a community level rather than within a clinical setting. Graduates of this undergraduate program are prepared to enter the workforce within nonprofit, public health and social work arenas, or pursue graduate studies in psychology or social work.
The Public Health Psychology Track (formerly called the Social Advocacy Track) in the Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology provides training in the knowledge and skills needed to help people achieve optimal development and wellness at all stages in the lifespan. Students learn how to recognize factors influencing healthy development and practice the skills needed to advocate for wellness on behalf of individuals, families and groups.
Students in this track take three lifespan development courses that emphasize the ways in which family, culture, schools, governments and other contextual factors influence developmental pathways and outcomes. They also learn the specific knowledge and skills needed to design, plan and carry out advocacy efforts. This includes advocacy mapping, techniques, communication and evaluation.
Additionally, students in this track gain highly marketable skills in nonprofit administration, grant writing and health intervention program design and evaluation. The track also offers real-world learning through service learning practicum placements in the community.
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.
Want to know which classes fulfill these prerequisites? Check these lists:
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).
The Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology program follows the American Psychological Association expected learning outcomes for undergraduate education:
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.