The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) BS Biomedical Sciences: Health Sciences submajor offers you the opportunity to build on your completed coursework and develop or strengthen your skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, information literacy, informatics, management, and education in the health professions.
Why choose us?
- The curriculum is individualized based on your previously completed coursework and your professional goals.
- Undergraduate certificates and minors related to disability, informatics, management, and healthcare administration as well as options in health and wellness are available.
For the most up-to-date information, visit the UWM Enrollment & Financial Services website . Be sure you are viewing the Undergraduate Fee Schedule for the appropriate semester.
UWM offers the following Tuition Reduction Programs for out-of-state residents:
These funds are earmarked for the support of certain student services. See the Mandatory/Segregated Fees document for the appropriate semester on the UWM Enrollment & Financial Services website .
Additional Course Fees
There may be additional course fees (in addition to regular tuition) that could include differential tuition, distance education fees, or special course fees. To see if your courses have additional fees, go to web.uwm.edu/registrar/tools/fee .
UWM & CHS Scholarships
Complete the FAFSA then go to the UWM Panther Scholarship Portal . Sign in using your PAWS credentials and complete the General Application and the CHS application. You may save your work and return to the portal at a later time. Additional information can be found at uwm.edu/scholarships .
State & National Scholarships/Awards
UWM Emergency Grant
The UWM Emergency Grant is funded by several private contributions and is available to students when they have unforeseen circumstances that may negatively influence their academic success. You can be awarded up to $1,000 for non-academic expenses (e.g., car repairs, medical bills, rent, utilities, child care, food, etc.). Learn more at uwm.edu/emergencygrant .
The BS Biomedical Sciences: Health Sciences submajor is open to students who have successfully completed 30 or more credits as intended majors at a four-year or two-year institution. It is not open to new freshmen.
You should meet with your College of Health Sciences academic advisor to declare the major.
To schedule an advising appointment, call 414-229-2758 or visit Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6425.
Who is my advisor?
If you are applying to the BS Biomedical Sciences: Health Sciences submajor from another major/submajor within the College of Health Sciences, you will remain with your current advisor.
If you are applying to the BS Biomedical Sciences: Health Sciences submajor from another institution or major outside of the College of Health Sciences, your advisor will be:
You can also contact your advisor in your student center in PAWS .
When should I meet with my advisor?
You are encouraged to meet with your advisor at least once per semester to ensure timely progress to graduation.
- Enrolling for spring semester?
Schedule an appointment with your advisor in October or November.
- Enrolling for fall semester?
Schedule an appointment with your advisor in March or April.
You are also welcome to schedule an appointment with your advisor at any time to discuss academic challenges, career opportunities, or any other questions.
How can my advisor help me?
The College of Health Sciences boasts professional academic advisors who understand the challenges of balancing academics, work, family, and the social aspects of college life. Advisors partner with you to:
- Explore your academic and career interests
- Plan the sequence of your courses
- Prepare for course enrollment
- Access tutoring and other academic support
- Identify opportunities for campus involvement
- Connect you to campus resources
- Plan for graduation
Your curriculum is individualized based on your previously completed coursework and your professional goals. Credits must be distributed as follows:
- UWM’s General Education Requirements and competencies: 36 credits
- CHS lower division credits: 27 credits (Excess upper division CHS credits may count for lower division CHS credit requirements)
- CHS upper division credits: 27 credits (at least 12 credits must be 400 level or above)
- General electives: 30 credits
- Complete all UWM General Education Requirements (GER) , and
- Complete all math and English competency requirements, and
- Complete a minimum of 120 credits as required by the curriculum (the final 30 credits must be completed in residence at UWM), and
- Earn a minimum UWM cumulative GPA of 2.500.
Use UWM’s Graduation website to review campus-wide graduation requirements, graduation application deadlines, applying for graduation, and ordering your cap and gown.