OMA&D Academic Counseling Services

Hand2Hand Pre-health Service Club is proud to announce this year’s

5th Annual Health Career Banquet 

to be coming up on April 19th in the HUB Lyceum!

You can reserve your spot and buy a ticket at the link below.


The Integrated Sciences degree is designed to meet the needs of undergraduates planning careers in secondary science teaching, informal science education at museums or other science institutions, science writing, or science policy and technology law, as well as students whose intellectual interests incline them toward a rigorous program of study across all the sciences.

Students can download instructions for completing our application and the application itself from the Integrated Sciences Program website.  Applications are submitted online.

All application materials must be submitted by April 18th for entrance in Autumn 2014.

Still working on completing our admission requirements?  See our website for information on future application deadlines.


Questions about the Integrated Sciences major application?  Contact Meghan Oxley, the Integrated Sciences adviser, at

New Course for SPR 2014

TTh 1:30-2:40, Health Sciences T-473
SLN: 20804
Text: Goodwin, Linacre, and Hadi (2010) “An Introduction to Forensic Genetics.”

• The FBI now has over 10 million DNA profiles in the National DNA Index.
• There have been over 300 post-conviction DNA exonerations in the United States.
• The “Grim Sleeper” was identified because of his son’s conviction on a felony weapons charge.
• Many of the remains of victims of the World Trade Center bombing were identified with the help of DNA results.
• A database of 65,000 DNA profiles in Arizona had a pair of matching profiles, but the profile frequency was estimated to be one in 700 million.
• In March 2013, the CITES Conference of the Parties decided to require DNA profiling for seized ivory. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime is implementing this decision. DNA typing will be conducted by UW Professor Sam Wasser.
• A Nevada forensic scientist testified that there was a 99.9967 percent chance that the DNA found in the victim’s underwear was the from defendant’s blood. This statement contributed to an Appeals Court overturning the defendant’s conviction.

Biostatistics Professor Bruce Weir, an advisor to the Scientific Working Group on DNA Methods and the UN Office of Drugs and Crime, will cover the genetic and statistical issues raised by these events.

Global Health Career Week begins Monday, March 3 and ends on Saturday, March 8, 2014.


University of Washington School of Social Work

BASW Evening Information Session

Wednesday, March 5, 5-7pm

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of others?  Please join us for an BASW Evening Information session Wednesday, March 5, 5-7pm that will provide a BASW Program overview, student panel, Admission overview and Q & A. This event will begin promptly at 5pm.

Light refreshments will be provided. Location: School of Social Work, Room 305

 Register here for the BASW Evening Information Session

The deadline for admission to the BASW Program is April 1, 2014.

For copies of our Viewbook or questions about admissions, please contact our Admissions Office at 206-543-5676. We offer admission advising every Thursday from 10 – 12 p.m. and from 1 – 3 p.m. Students may also send an email to set up an in-person or telephone appointment. Find out more at or on our Facebook page.





Did you know?

  • A 15-year-old girl in Sri Lanka has a better chance of living to age 60 than a 15-year-old girl living in the US.
  • The US, one of the wealthiest nations in the world, ranks just 51st in life expectancy and infant mortality?
  • That 47 babies die every day in the US that wouldn’t if we had Sweden’s infant mortality rate.

If you’re surprised– even incredulous –  HSERV 482 / G H 490 is the course for you.

Population Health HSERV 482/G H 490 explores what makes a country more or less healthy in comparison to others.  Why do Japanese women enjoy increasingly better health status in comparison to all other nations?  Why is length of life declining for US women? In almost a third of counties?  Why are there no pockets of exceptional health status in the US even though we spend about $2.8 trillion dollars a year for medical care, almost half of the world’s total?

The course gets rave student reviews:

  • “This is the best class I have ever taken”
  • “This is one of those amazing classes that can change not only your way of approaching life but how you can view our society and our world”
  • “I’ve never thought of health this way.  Stephen always presented complex ideas that I’m still thinking about….”
  • “Everyone should take this course.  In fact it should be a university requirement.  Totally revolutionary way to look at health.”

Utilizing the active learning classroom at Odegaard, we grapple with novel concepts through lecture and small group interactive exercises complemented by lively section meetings with outstanding TAs.  Students use their creativity to share the concepts learned with a community or communities of their choosing.

No prerequisites except an open mind. 

Class meets M/F 9 to 10:20 plus an hour’s section meeting.  4 credits, qualifies for I&S as well as well as GH Minor or PH Major.

MCAT’s revisions include material on social determinants of health covered here.

SLN  14726 (HSERV 482) or 14277 (G H 490)

If any questions contact instructor:  Stephen Bezruchka


FISH 260 Recreational Fisheries: Science, Management, and Policy (3/5) I&S/NW, Prof. Chris Grue (
FISH 260A (5cr, lecture and lab) TTh 10:30-12:20 and T 5:00-7:00
FISH 260B (3cr, lecture only) TTh 10:30-12:20

“Hook, Line and Sinker”
Learn about scientific, societal, and political contexts within which recreational fisheries are managed and opportunities and issues facing recreational anglers. Optional lab focuses on science and technology behind tactics, tackle and equipment; ways to minimize environmental impacts and enhance conservation of target and non-target species; challenges associated with regulation enforcement and more.

Open to anyone at the UW; appropriate for students without a strong science background
Meets Natural World and Individual & Societies Requirements
No pre-reqs but students should be of sophomore standing or higher

Samantha Scherer, Student Services Manager and Undergrad Advising
UW School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences  |  Fishery Sciences Bldg, Suite116  |  206-543-7457
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00-4:30
Website  |  Student Services Blog  |  Facebook


UDS Drop-In Hours on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm in Dempsey 202. I’d love to see students take advantage of this new resource, since it’s quick and easy, with no appointment necessary! This takes place at the same time as our general advising drop-in hours, so it’s very convenient. As always, students can make appointments with me, this is just an additional resource for students!


Vicky Yan, M.Ed.
Community Initiatives Program Manager
Undergraduate Diversity Services
Michael G. Foster School of Business
University of Washington
T: 206.221.5190

The assumption is that you need a business degree to succeed in the business world, right? Not necessarily.

The Career Center along with a moderated panel of Employers (looking to hire UW interns) will be busting the business major myth at this event next Thursday.

This Employer Conversation will feature a variety of companies that offer internship possibilities such as management and leadership training, event planning, finance, and more. Learn what kind of skills employers are seeking, and what kinds of experience you stand to gain from a business internship.

Time & Location

February 6th, 2014

4:30-6:30 PM

HUB 250

More information can be found online. No RSVP or pre-registration necessary. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions can be directed to or (206) 543-0535.


BASW Open House

Wednesday, February 12, 12:30-2pm

(School of Social Work, Room 305)

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of others?  If so, drop by the School of Social Work any time from 12:30-2pm on February 12th. Our Open House will provide prospective students with the opportunity to meet current BASW students, faculty and admission advisors. You will also have the opportunity to learn about our BASW program, the admissions process, ask questions, and hear from other students that are committed to making a difference in our world.

A light lunch will be available. Register here for the Open House.

The deadline for admission to the BASW Program is April 1, 2014.

For copies of our Viewbook or questions about admissions, please contact our Admissions Office at 206-543-5676. We offer admission advising every Thursday from 10 – 12 p.m. and from 1 – 3 p.m. Students may also send an email to set up an in-person or telephone appointment. Find out more at or on our Facebook page.


Directions & Parking

The School of Social Work is located at 4101 15th Ave. NE. The main office for the School is located on the second floor in Room 220A. The Admissions Office is located on the ground floor.

Bus Routes
Multiple bus routes serve the University of Washington. For more information on bus service, contact Metro Transit at 206-553-3000. For Community Transit, contact 1-800-562-1375.

Some of the major Metro bus routes that serve the University District are 9, 43, 44, 45, 48, 70, 71, 72, 73.

Driving Directions
>From I-5, north or south, take the NE 45th Street exit and head east on 45th to 15th Avenue NE (eight blocks). Turn right (south) and travel on 15th Avenue NE until reaching NE 41st Street. The School of Social Work is on the northwest corner of the intersection.

Directions from Sea-Tac Airport
If you are traveling by air and require directions to and from the airport, go to the Port of Seattle website and select Maps & Directions at the top of the homepage.

University Parking
When you come to the University campus, please stop by a staffed gate house to purchase a parking permit. Faculty, staff, students, visitors and department guests may purchase parking for the day at the Central Plaza Garage located at 15th Avenue NE and NE 41st Street across from the School of Social Work. Complete parking information is available at UW Commuter Services.

Campus Map
For details about parking, building locations and more, refer to the UW Campus Map with the School of Social Work highlighted in red for easy reference.

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