Students in the Biomedical Sciences major are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree upon completion of all requirements. Students choose from one of the following seven areas or submajors:

  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Cytotechnology
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Diagnostic Imaging (degree completion program)
  • Health Science (degree completion program)
  • Public Health Microbiology

All students will be required to comply with a background check, drug screen, and maintain health insurance during the professional training experience.

Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion

Offered Online and in the UW Flexible Option format.

To be eligible for the Diagnostic Imaging degree completion program, you must hold active registry from one of the following: the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), or equivalent professional imaging registry. The program, which provides the opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree in diagnostic imaging (BSDI), consists of 120 credits with students receiving 60 credits for holding an active registry. Students entering the program with an Associate’s Degree will typically complete 60 credits to be eligible for graduation; students entering the program with hospital-based diploma credits only may have additional credits to satisfy towards graduation. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to have their previous credits evaluated. Please contact an academic advisor at (414) 229-2758.

The degree-completion program is designed for non-traditional adult students who have already worked several years as a healthcare professional and can be completed 100% online. This program will prepare you to assume a wide range of positions and leadership roles in hospitals and clinics, including quality-assurance manager, healthcare administrator, diagnostic imaging educator, and others that require a bachelor's degree for entry, such as occupational therapist, physical therapist, and physician's assistant. With a bachelor of science in diagnostic imaging degree, you will also be qualified to expand your career into other areas of the medical imaging industry, from product development to sales and marketing.

Students may also choose to complete the program via the UW Flexible Option. The Flex Option is especially designed for self-motivated nontraditional students who want their previous schooling, work skills, and prior knowledge to apply toward degrees or certificates. The competency-based and self-paced format of the UW Flexible Option fits the schedules of students who must balance work and family responsibilities with educational goals. Because most Flexible Option competencies and assessments are delivered online, students have the opportunity to learn when and where they choose.


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
KIN 400Ethics and Values in the Health and Fitness Professions3
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
Electives 225
Total Credits60

Completed with a grade of C 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 should visit for additional information.

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 following advancement to a Health Sciences major.

Honors in the College of Health Sciences

Dean's Honor List

GPA of 3.750 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.