The SPHSC major is completed over six quarters, typically beginning Autumn quarter of the student’s Junior year. While the department accepts applications to the major during Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters (Note: transfer students may not apply Spring quarter), anyone starting the major later than Autumn quarter of the Junior year will need to extend their UW program of study and graduation timeline.

All students accepted into the SPHSC major must do the following:

  1. Meet with the Undergraduate Advisor to establish an academic plan
  2. Complete introductory coursework requirements
  3. Complete core SPHSC course requirements
  4. Upon successful completion of the core courses, fulfill one of two major options