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
- Radiologic Technology
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Diagnostic Imaging (degree completion program)
- Health Science (degree completion program)
- Public Health Microbiology
All students, with the exception of students in the Diagnostic Imaging or Health Sciences degree completion program, 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:
- Completion of UWM’s General Education Requirements (GER).
- A cumulative UWM GPA of 2.5.
- Completion of the following courses:
|Awarded for Active Registry|
|HS 102||Healthcare Delivery in the United States||3|
|BMS 205||Introduction to Diagnostic Medicine||3|
|ENGLISH 206||Technical Writing||3|
|or ENGLISH 207||Health Science Writing|
|HCA 220||Leading Healthcare Professionals||3|
|KIN 270||Statistics in the Health Professions: Theory and Practice (or equivalent)||3|
|BMS 245||Client Diversity in Health Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Perspective||3|
|Advanced Health Sciences/Imaging coursework 1|
|BMS 301||Human Pathophysiology: Fundamentals||1|
|BMS 302||Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems I||1|
|BMS 303||Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems II||1|
|BMS 304||Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems III||1|
|BMS 305||Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems IV||1|
|HS 311||Law and Ethics for Healthcare Professionals||3|
|KIN 400||Ethics and Values in the Health and Fitness Professions||3|
|DMI 458||Seminar in Advanced Medical Imaging||3|
|DMI 463||Seminar in Education and Management in Medical Imaging||3|
|DMI 496||Professional Growth and Career Advancement in Diagnostic Imaging Professions||3|
|UWS NSG 453||Information Management and Healthcare Technology||3|
Completed with a grade of C or better.
Students must complete all requirements within 6 years of entering the program.
Students interested in UW Flexible Option should visit http://flex.wisconsin.edu/degrees-programs/diagnostic-imaging/ 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 Degree and Honors Degree with Thesis
Granted to graduating seniors who complete Honors College requirements, as listed in the Honors College section of this site.
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).
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.