Academic Planning Worksheet: Public Health

Preparation for your intended major is a factor in the review of your UW transfer application. Use this worksheet to help you plan for admission to your intended major and for UW general education requirements.


Department admission information

This major is capacity-constrained. Completion of prerequisites does not guarantee admission.

Admission eligibility:

  • Minimum 60 college credits
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Minimum of 2.0 in one 5-credit course of English composition
  • Minimum 2.5 grade in one introductory public health course from the following list: ENV H 111, EPI 201,G H 101, HSERV 100, NUTR 200, PHG 200 or one 5-credit course from ANTH, GEOG, POL S, PSYCH or SOC areas
  • For Bachelor of Arts (BA) students, minimum 2.5 grade in one introductory science from the following list: BIOL 118, BIOL 180, CHEM 120, CHEM 142, CHEM 145, MICROM 301/302
  • For Bachelor of Science (BS) students, minimum grades of 2.5 in at least two courses of a single year-long sequence of intro science with labs or mathematics chosen from biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics or calculus

Students admitted for autumn or winter quarter. Application deadlines are the third Fridays of the spring and autumn quarters. Obtain more information about admission on the department website.


Courses required for admission to major

Directions: Record the courses you have taken, are taking or plan to take prior to UW enrollment that you believe are equivalent to the UW course requirements listed below. Not sure? Use the transfer course equivalency guide.

UW Course Dept. Prefix & Number Term/Year
Example: MATH 124 – Calculus I MATH 151 AUT 08
One introductory course in: Public health, anthropology, geography, political science, psychology, or sociology
English Composition
Introductory Chemistry
Introductory Biology

Entering transfer information

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2018: 492

Total from Washington community colleges: 66

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 10
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 20
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 20
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 11
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 2
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 3
  • 2.49 and below0

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