Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion

An aging workforce, new technologies, and growing demand for Bachelor’s prepared health professionals make this a great time to enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences: Diagnostic Imaging degree program.

Available in a fully online semester-based program or the competency-based UW Flexible Option program, this degree prepares you for a wide range of positions and leadership roles in the health care industry, including quality-assurance manager, healthcare administrator, diagnostic imaging educator, and others that require a bachelor’s degree for entry to advanced education programs. With a Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging, you will also be qualified to expand your career into other areas of the medical imaging industry and health-related industries.

This degree completion is designed for healthcare professionals who hold active ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography), ARMRIT (American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists), ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists), or CCI (Cardiovascular Credentialing International) registry. Students with active registries are awarded at least 60 advanced standing credits. You’ll complete a curriculum designed to learn the skills and knowledge most employers value. Please see the requirements tab for details of admission and program curriculum.

Program Outcomes

  • Integrate leadership, management, teaching/learning methods, and healthcare regulations into professional practice.
  • Display effective communication skills as appropriate to a given situation or encounter.
  • Demonstrate integrative problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate commitment to professional growth, ethical values, career development, scholarly activities, and contributions to the profession and post-baccalaureate education.
  • Demonstrate the breadth and depth of the university educational preparation, including understanding culturally diverse communities.

Learn more about the UW Flexible Option.


Offered Online and in the UW FLEX Option format.

This interdisciplinary degree completion program in Diagnostic Imaging is open to professionals holding an active registry from ARRT, ARDMS, CCI, or equivalent professional imaging registry. Applicants with the required credentials are awarded 30 block credits plus natural transfer credits equaling a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits. (A maximum of 72-semester credits can be transferred from a single or combination of associate degree/2-year institutions. There is no maximum number of semester credits that can be transferred from a 4-year university). A minimum of 120 credits is required to complete the bachelor's degree including all required courses. The final 30 credits must be completed at UWM. Students with GER requirements or those planning application to specific professional graduate programs may need to complete more credits. Coursework may be completed online or in a flexible, competency-based format.

The minimum degree requirement for completion is 120 credits including:

  1. Completion of UWM’s General Education Requirements (GER) and competencies.
    1. ENGLISH 206 or ENGLISH 207 and KIN 270 are recommended if competencies are not met on transfer.
  2. A cumulative UWM GPA of 2.5.
  3. The flexible option requires a B- or better grade in all required courses.
  4. Completion of the following courses:
Awarded for Active Registry
30 credits
Major Requirements
Core requirements 1
HS 102Healthcare Delivery in the United States3
BMS 205Introduction to Diagnostic Medicine3
HCA 220Leading Healthcare Professionals3
BMS 245Client Diversity in Health Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Perspective3
Advanced Health Sciences/Imaging coursework 1
BMS 301Human Pathophysiology: Fundamentals1
BMS 302Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems I1
BMS 303Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems II1
BMS 304Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems III1
BMS 305Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems IV1
HS 311Law and Ethics for Healthcare Professionals3
DMI 458Seminar in Advanced Medical Imaging3
DMI 463Seminar in Education and Management in Medical Imaging3
DMI 496Professional Growth and Career Advancement in Diagnostic Imaging Professions3
UWS NSG 453Information Management and Healthcare Technology3
BMS 435Foundations of Interprofessional Education and Practice3
Electives 225
Total Credits60

Completed with a grade of C or better. Flexible option courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better.


Electives to include QLB and OWCB if needed. KIN 270 or equivalent recommended for students planning on graduate education.

Students must complete all requirements within 6 years of entering the program. 

Students interested in UW Flexible Option can find additional information here

Honors in the Major

Honors in the major are granted to students who earn a GPA of 3.500 or above on a minimum of 30 completed credits at UWM.

College of Health Professions and Sciences Dean's Honor List

GPA of 3.500 or above, earned on a full-time student's GPA on 12 or more graded credits in a given semester.

Honors College Degree and Honors College Degree with Distinction

Granted to graduating seniors who complete Honors College requirements, as listed in the Honors College section of this site.

Commencement Honors

Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.500 or above, based on a minimum of 40 graded UWM credits earned prior to the final semester, will receive all-university commencement honors and be awarded the traditional gold cord at the December or May Honors Convocation. Please note that for honors calculation, the GPA is not rounded and is truncated at the third decimal (e.g., 3.499).

Final Honors

Earned on a minimum of 60 graded UWM credits: Cum Laude - 3.500 or above; Magna Cum Laude - 3.650 or above; Summa Cum Laude - 3.800 or above.