Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology - Pre-med Track

Quick Facts

Location

Kenmore, Washington campus

General Requirements

  • Completion of the equivalent of two years of college course work
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Grade of C or better in all basic proficiency and science requirement courses
  • 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits), a minimum number of credits in the basic proficiency, science and general education categories 

Length of Program

2 years, full-time

Tuition and Financial Aid

Career Opportunities

The Pre-Med 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.

Summary

The Pre-med track in the Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology program 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.

Prerequisites

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Entering undergraduates must have at least a 2.5 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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Curriculum

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 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
  • Communication
  • 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 2018. Please note that changes to the curriculum may still occur before the start of the Fall 2018 academic year. For the 2018-2019 course catalog, click here.

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