UW Seattle Pre-Health Degree Programs
The UW Seattle campus offers a number of majors and graduate programs that prepare you for a career in health sciences.
In addition, the UW offers minors in Bioethics & Humanities, Environmental Health, and Public Health. We also offer a degree completion program in Dental Hygiene for students who have completed a dental hygiene training program at another college. (Note: The dental hygiene program is currently undergoing a major revision. Please contact the program for further details.)
Admission to Bachelor-Degree Allied Health Programs is Competitive
All the bachelor-degree programs have competitive admission, and most admit students only once per year. Some of the programs have extremely competitive admission. For a chart comparing the admission requirements of UW's bachelor-degree allied health programs, consult this page on Professional Majors at the University of Washington.
All except Speech and Hearing Sciences allow transfer students to apply directly to the program; that is, they don't require that you attend the UW before applying to the program. The application deadlines for these programs are generally earlier than the February 15 UW transfer student deadline. You must submit applications for admission to the program and to the University. If you are denied admission by the program but are admitted to the University, you will be offered admission as a premajor. The UW requires students to declare a major by the time they complete 105 credits, and most of these programs admit students only once per year. Because of this, if you are admitted to the UW but are denied admission to your first choice of major, you will almost certainly have to choose an alternate major. You are allowed to apply to the program again, but in the meantime you will be required to make progress toward an alternate major.
Familiarize yourself with the admission requirements and the application procedures of the major(s) in which you are interested, by following the links above. To determine which courses at your community college are equivalent to the prerequisites of the majors you're considering, check Course Equivalencies for Washington Community Colleges.