Bachelor of Science in Integrated Human Biology

This degree equips students to pursue a range of professional degrees (naturopathic doctor, medical doctor, dentist, pharmacist), allied health degrees (physician's assistant, nurse, physical therapist) and graduate studies in biological sciences.
Length of Program: 2 years.
Campuses: Kenmore, Washington

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Program Overview

Bring healing to your community through an integrated approach to biology. Bastyr’s Bachelor of Science in Integrated Human Biology program offers a progressive curriculum that draws connections among physiology, anatomy, cell biology, biochemistry and genetics — rather than teaching each subject individually. 

This distinct approach allows students to acquire a strong understanding of biological science, unravel the complexities of human biology and develop critical thinking skills that are crucial for a prolific career in health and biology.

Program Highlights

  • Excellence in teaching and mentoring. You deserve the support and attention you desire throughout your coursework. Bastyr offers small class sizes, an introductory seminar the first quarter, and faculty mentorship throughout the program. Our collaborative education style fosters a supportive learning environment.
  • Emphasis on scientific research skills. Gain the hands-on experience you seek by actively participating in interactive, inquiry-based labs. You’ll complete an original research project, and find additional research opportunities available through the Bastyr University Research Institute (BURI).
  • Multidisciplinary electives. Don’t limit your exploration of academia. At Bastyr, you have the opportunity to take elective coursework in psychology, nutrition, herbal sciences and other disciplines that provide a broad perspective on human health.

Career Opportunities

Prepare for the career you were made for: 

  • Biotechnology laboratory researcher
  • Quality control specialist
  • Public health official
  • Science writer/editor
  • Preparation for a master's or doctoral degree in health sciences, including physiology, microbiology, public health, nutrition, biostatistics, forensics, bioethics, environmental health or toxicology
  • Earn an allied health degree as a physician's assistant, nurse, laboratory medical technologist/technician, occupational therapist, physical therapist or speech-language pathologist
  • Preparation for graduate studies leading to such careers as a naturopathic doctor, medical doctor, dentist, pharmacist or optometrist

Campus Location - Seattle, WA

Seattle, Washington Campus

Set in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Bastyr’s expansive Seattle-area campus provides a serene, natural environment for students to deepen their health education. Our campus is located in the Seattle suburb of Kenmore, Washington, and encompasses 51 acres along the shore of Lake Washington. 

At our Seattle-area campus, you’ll enjoy dynamic classroom environments and unique facilities for research, laboratory and clinical experiences. Our campus location also affords you easy access to the rich cultural experiences of the Seattle metropolitan area and unlimited exposure to the natural wonders of the Puget Sound region.

General Requirements

Length of Program

2 years, full-time

Program Entry

The Bachelor of Science in Integrated Human Biology is a bachelor’s degree completion program, specifically developed for students who have already started their undergraduate degree. Entering students will have completed the equivalent of two years of college coursework before enrolling. Bastyr enrolls new degree-seeking students for the Fall Quarter entry.

Tuition and Financial Aid

 

Are you ready to take the next step toward pursuing your Bachelor of Science in Integrated Human Biology degree? Speak to an advisor today to learn more about tuition costs or to find out about our financial aid programs!

Curriculum

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Human Biology program at Bastyr absorb a comprehensive knowledge of human biology through a progressive curriculum and hands-on scientific research. Reference our curriculum table for the number of credits per course, course hours and lecture hours each week.

This program equips students to pursue a range of professional degrees (naturopathic doctor, medical doctor, dentist, pharmacist), allied health degrees (physician's assistant, nurse, physical therapist) or graduate studies in biological sciences. Expected learning outcomes of graduates can be found in the course catalog


Contact an advisor to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Human Biology program.

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Prerequisites

  • 90 transferable quarter credits (60 semester credits)
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Grade C or better in all basic proficiency and science requirement courses

Reference our curriculum table for full prerequisites. To learn which classes fulfill these prerequisites, use our course equivalency guide.

A full course outline can be found in the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Human Biology program description of the Academic Catalog.

Professor Highlights

Professor Highlights: 

Rebecca Rashid Achterman, PhD

Portrait of Rebecca Achterman, PhD
Dr. Achterman is a core faculty member in the Department of Basic Sciences whose teaching interests include identifying and addressing common misconceptions about microbiology and developing genuine research experiences for undergraduate students.
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