Health Psychology Degree Program Overview
Your foundation in psychology begins here, as you explore the integration of mind, body, and spirit, and how you can help individuals enjoy a better quality of life through psychology.
This bachelor’s degree is right for you if you plan to pursue graduate education in professional areas such as clinical, counseling and school psychology, public health and health policy, or plan to work in health and wellness, psychosocial research, nonprofit or governmental fields. You'll be prepared to critically evaluate scientific literature and relate current research and advances in health psychology to the fundamental principles of health and wellness. The program also focuses on addressing systemic problems in society and social institutions.
2 years, full time
$673/credit hour (average)
The strength of Bastyr's unique and rigorous undergraduate program was the starting point of my professional development and I often think back with immense gratitude to the faculty and staff who encouraged, challenged, and supported me!
Integrated Psychology Program Highlights
Individual faculty mentorship
Study health psychology and the intersectionality of spirituality and health
Senior research project
Research as an Undergraduate
Students have the option to complete a research project before going on to graduate studies. Topics recently researched by our students include “Effects of Screen Time on Children’s Biopsychosocial Development,” “Meditation and Lucid Dreaming,” and “The Impact of Yoga-Based Interventions for Anxiety and Depression.”
Beautiful Campus Based in Nature
Surround yourself in 51 acres of forest and stroll through our beautiful gardens as you unwind in between courses. As a student at Bastyr, you’ll join a community of like-minded, curious learners who feel called towards improving the health of all people and the planet through the natural health arts and sciences.
Dr. Lester has worked as a researcher at Duke University Medical Center and as a professor at the University of North Florida and the University of Washington. Dr. Lester believes a…
Daniel C. Rosen
Dr. Rosen was the founding co-director of the Daniel K. Church Center for Social Justice & Diversity at Bastyr University (2014-2020). He founded the non-profit organization AWARE in…
About the Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
To be admitted to the Health Psychology - Integrated Wellness program at Bastyr University, transfer students must meet the following criteria:
- Complete 90 quarter (60 semester) credits from a regionally accredited college or university or its equivalent (only courses with a grade of C or higher are transferable).
- Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and prerequisite GPA of 2.0.
- Complete the general education and major-based prerequisite courses.
Undergraduate transfer students who complete one of the following transfer degrees will satisfy the general education requirements:
- Associate of Arts (AA)
- Associate of Science (AS)
- Direct Transfer Associate (DTA) [WA state]
- Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) [CA state]
- California State University Breadth [CA state]
- Associate Degree for Transfer [CA state]
Note: Technical degrees, such as Applied Science degrees, will not automatically satisfy the general education requirements. They will be reviewed on a course-by-course basis.
Major-Based Prerequisite Courses
Survey of Biology w/lab - 1 course
College Algebra - 1 course
General Psychology - 1 course
General Education Requirements
To see examples of General Education courses, please see the General Admissions for Undergraduate students.
Arts and Humanities - 5 courses
English Literature and Composition - 2 courses
Other Courses - 3 courses
Social and Behavioral Sciences5 courses
Public Speaking - 1 course
Major-Based Prerequisite Course (see list) - 1 course
Other Courses* - 3 courses
Natural Science and Mathematics - 5 courses
Major-Based Prerequisite Courses (see list) - 2 courses
Other Courses - 3 courses
General Electives - 3 courses or more
TOTAL: 90 quarter/60 semester credits
*Psychology courses cannot be used to complete the Social and Behavioral Sciences general education requirements.
Bastyr accepts graduate and undergraduate transfer credits earned at accredited colleges and universities. Learn what you need to make this process go smoothly.
The Integrated Wellness track is the best choice if you plan to pursue a graduate education in psychology (i.e., clinical or counseling psychology, East-West, or existential psychology, ecopsychology). This track is also excellent preparation for work within the health and wellness, psychosocial research, and nonprofit or governmental fields.
About the Seattle, Washington Campus
The 51-acre Bastyr University campus is uniquely suited for the study of natural health sciences. Nestled among woodlands on the northeast shore of Lake Washington, the 186,000-square-foot campus complex is located 10 miles northeast of Seattle in Kenmore, Washington.