Quick Facts - BS Health Psychology & Human Biology
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Health Psychology & Human Biology
- Completion of the equivalent of two years of college course work
- 2.75 cumulative GPA
- Grade of C or better in all basic proficiency and science requirement courses
- 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits), including a minimum number of credits in the basic proficiency, science and general education categories
Length of Program
2 years, full time
This 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 & Oriental medicine, nursing or physical therapy.
Program Summary - BS Health Psychology & Human Biology
The health psychology and human biology track prepares students to continue graduate studies in biomedical field, including in naturopathic and conventional medicine, nursing, nutrition, acupuncture and Oriental medicine, physical oroccupational 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.
The curriculum also enables you to double-major in Bastyr's other undergraduate programs in nutrition, herbal sciences, and exercise science and wellness. You will have the opportunity for in-depth exploration of spirituality and health within the context of various belief systems.
Curriculum - BS in Health Psychology & Human Biology
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).
Junior Year (Year I)
|Quarter||Cat. No.||Course Title Course descriptions are available in the Course Catalog.||Credits||Lec.||L/C|
|Fall||BC3123||Organic Chemistry Lecture/Lab||6||5||2|
|BC3161||Anatomy & Physiology 1 Lec/Lab||3||2||2|
|IS3111||Interdisciplinary Experiences In Natural Health Arts & Sciences 1||1||1||0|
|PS3123||Health Psychology 1||4||4||0|
|PS3139||Spirituality & Health||3||3||0|
|Winter||BC3162||Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lec/Lab||3||2||2|
|BC4117||Biochemistry for Life Sciences 1 Lec/lab||5||4||2|
|PS3124||Health Psychology 2||4||4||0|
|PS3147||Myth, Ritual and Health||3||3||0|
|Spring||BC3163||Anatomy & Physiology 3 Lec/Lab||4||3||2|
|BC4140||Biochemistry for Life Sciences 2 Lec/lab||4||4||0|
|PS3134||Research Methods in Psychology||4||4||0|
Senior Year (Year II)
|Quarter||Course Title Course descriptions are available in the Course Catalog.||Credits||Lec||L/C|
|PS4102||Ethical Issues in Psychology||3||3||0|
|Winter||PS3126||Psychology of Personality||4||4||0|
|PS4149||Psychology and World Religions||5||5||0|
|Spring||PS3131||Learning, Cognition and Behavior||4||4||0|
|PS4150||Healing: Self, Society and World||3||3||0|
|Total Core Course Credits and Hours||84||79||12|
|Total Elective Credits and Hours||6||5||0|
Expected Learning Outcomes
The Bachelor of Science in with a Major in Health Psychology program follows the American Psychological Association expected learning outcomes for undergraduate education:
- knowledge base in psychology
- research methods
- critical thinking skills in psychology
- applications of psychology
- values in psychology
- information and technological literacy
- communication skills oral/written
- sociocultural and international awareness
- personal development skills
- career planning and development
- Understand 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.
Curriculum and course changes in the 2013-2014 Bastyr University Catalog are applicable to students entering during the 2013-2014 academic year. Please refer to the appropriate catalog if interested in curriculum and courses required for any other entering year.
Prerequisites - BS in Psychology and Human Biology
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.
Basic Proficiency and Science Requirements
|English literature or composition||9 quarter credits|
|College algebra||1 course|
|General psychology||3 quarter credits|
|General biology with lab, science-major level||4 quarter credits|
|General chemistry with lab, science-major level||8 quarter credits|
General Education Requirements
|Natural science and mathematics||12 quarter credits|
|Arts and humanities||15 quarter credits|
|Social sciences||15 quarter credits|
|Speech communication or public speaking||3 quarter credits|
|Electives||17 quarter credits|
Want to know which classes fulfill these prerequisites? Check these lists:
Tuition for Bachelor's Degrees
Average first-year costs for a typical credit load in the 2014-2015 academic year. The first year is considered fall, winter and spring quarters.
Tuition & FeesFees include a $25 quarterly student activity fee. See the University catalog for a full schedule of fees.
Books & Supplies
TotalThe budget used to determine financial-aid eligibility allows for an additional $21,600 for a 9-month period of living expenses.
|Bachelor of Science (All Majors)||45||$23,355||$2,250||$25,605|
See also Financial Aid at Bastyr
PLEASE NOTE: For financial aid purposes, cost of attendance also includes $21,600 per nine months to cover room & board, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses.