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.

Health Sciences Degree Completion

Offered Online and in the UW Flexible Option format.

This interdisciplinary degree completion in Health Sciences is open to those holding an Associate’s degree in a health-related profession and an active certification or license in a related health profession. Applicants with the required credentials are awarded 60 credits and will then complete a minimum of 60 additional credits toward the baccalaureate degree. Students with GER requirements or those planning application to specific professional graduate programs may need to complete more than 60 credits. Coursework may be completed online. The availability of this degree completion program in a Flex Option competency-based format is pending approval as of the publication date of this Catalog.

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.

This degree completion program will prepare you to assume a wide range of positions and leadership roles in hospitals and clinics, including quality-assurance manager, healthcare administrator, health educator, and others that require a bachelor’s degree for entry, such as occupational therapist, physical therapist, and physician’s assistant.


Offered Online, Blended and in the UW Flexible Option format.

This interdisciplinary degree completion in Health Sciences is open to those holding an associate degree or with 60 transferrable credits. Applicants holding an associate degree are awarded 30 block credits plus natural transfer credits equaling a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits. Applicants with 60 transferrable credits are awarded actual advanced standing credit. (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 applications 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
  2. Completion of math and English competency requirements, and
    1. ENGLISH 207 or ENGLISH 206 and KIN 270 are recommended if competencies are not previously completed
  3. A cumulative UWM GPA of 2.5, and
  4. A minimum of 30 credits from UWM.
Major Requirements
HS 102Healthcare Delivery in the United States3
HCA 220Leading Healthcare Professionals3
BMS 205Introduction to Diagnostic Medicine3
BMS 245Client Diversity in Health Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Perspective3
BMS 260Introduction to Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches3
THERREC 202Disability: Society and the Person3
Advanced Health Sciences Coursework
HS 311Law and Ethics for Healthcare Professionals3
KIN 400Ethics and Values in the Health and Fitness Professions3
BMS 301Human Pathophysiology: Fundamentals1
BMS 302Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems I1
BMS 303Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems II1
BMS 433Teamwork in the Health Professions3
BMS 434Professional Development in the Health Sciences3
THERREC 303Inclusive and Disability Programs in the Community3
Total Credits60

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.