PhD Health Sciences

Associate Professor and SMAHRT lab director, Priya Nambisan (left), with PhD Health Sciences student Lien Nguyen.This exciting program is designed to meet the critical need for doctoral-prepared faculty and researchers. You’ll work closely with our research faculty in your selected area of concentration and also complete cross-disciplinary and core courses that emphasize an interdisciplinary perspective in health-related education and research. Learn more

MS Biomedical Sciences

Laboratory experiment being conducted using petri plates and pipet.Biomedical research is an important part of health care today, and needs skilled scientists in a wide variety of settings, including academia, government, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology-dependent industry. We need specialists who will work in such diverse areas as cancer research, clinical diagnosis, infectious disease and teaching. Learn more

BS Biomedical Sciences: Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion Program Submajor

Sonographer doing an ultrasound of a leg.You’ve put on hold getting a Bachelor’s degree because of your busy life. You’d like to advance in the continually evolving field of diagnostic imaging, but don’t quite know how. At UWM, your imaging registry has already earned you 50% of your bachelor’s degree. Here’s your chance to complete a degree and do it building on prior education, experience and knowledge. Learn more

BS Biomedical Sciences: Diagnostic Imaging UW Flexible Option

Sonographer doing an ultrasound of a leg.This program is designed for returning adult learners with several years of healthcare experience who hold active ARDMS, ARMRIT, ARRT, or CCI registry. This self-paced, competency-based format, will prepare you to assume a wide range of positions and leadership roles in hospitals and clinics. Learn more

BS Biomedical Sciences: Diagnostic Medical Sonography Submajor

Student is guided by Professor in the proper use of a linear transducer to preform an ultrasound of a person’s thyroid gland.As a diagnostic medical sonographer, you’ll use high-frequency sound waves to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues or blood flow inside the body—a critical tool to aid physicians in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease. This is a rigorous four-year undergraduate program. Learn more

BS Biomedical Sciences: Health Sciences Submajor

Medical icon network connection with modern virtual screen interface on hospital background.This interdisciplinary degree is open to those who have successfully completed 30 or more credits as intended majors at a four-year or two-year institution. The curriculum is individualized based on your previously completed coursework and your professional goals. Learn more

BS Biomedical Sciences: Health Sciences Degree Completion Program Submajor

Old woman's hand on a hospital bed with an IV and heart rate monitor on her finger.Stay competitive in today’s job market and improve your opportunity for career advancement or career change. Your health related associate’s degree and active credentials have already earned you 50% of the required bachelor’s degree credits. Learn more

BS Biomedical Sciences: Health Sciences UW Flexible Option

Old woman's hand on a hospital bed with an IV and heart rate monitor on her finger.Stay competitive in today’s job market and improve your opportunity for career advancement or career change. Your health related associate’s degree and active credentials have already earned you 50% of the required bachelor’s degree credits. Your progress is not limited by a traditional semester or term-based schedule, and you can take breaks in between subscription periods if and when you need to. Learn more

BS Biomedical Sciences: Laboratory Submajors

Three Biomedical Sciences students conduct an experiment in a laboratory using a pipette and a liquid sample.Medical tests are critical to the accurate detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, and so are the scientists who analyze and interpret those tests in the lab. This program offers four submajors: Biomedical Sciences, Cytotechnology, Medical Laboratory Science (formerly Medical Technology), and Public Health Microbiology. Learn more

BS Biomedical Sciences: Radiologic Technology Submajor

A Radiologic Technology student learns how to use equipment.As a radiologic technologist, you’ll produce quality medical images of the human body to aid the physician in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease. You’ll produce x-rays and use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT). This is a rigorous four-year undergraduate program. Learn more

BS Nutritional Sciences

Nutritional Sciences students presenting a healthy food demonstration.This four-year, science-intensive program will help you better understand the relationships among food, nutrients, eating behavior, wellness and human health. In addition to sharpening your scientific and technical knowledge and skills, you will also develop critical thinking and professional communication skills. Learn more

Minor in Nutritional Sciences

Close up photo of asparagus, and red and yellow peppers.This science-intensive program will provide you the opportunity to study food and nutrients, their physiological functions, normal nutritional requirements, and the myriad of influences on food choice and eating behavior throughout the life cycle. Learn more

Certificate in Blood Banking/Immunohematology

Colorful Test tube with blood in laboratoryThis certificate trains students to meet the critical need for medical laboratory scientists in the workforce that make sure donated blood is safe for use in blood transfusions and other procedures. Successful completion of this certificate allows you to sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification Technologist/Scientist in Blood Bank national certification exam. Learn more

Certificate in Death Investigation

Police tape at a scene of an investigationThis certificate is for students aspiring to enter the field, and for individuals already employed who either seek professional advancement or wish to update their own skills. This certificate prepares students for the American Board of Medico-legal Death Investigators national certifying exam. Learn more

Certificate in Food Studies

Rows of cabbage being grown indoors.The interdisciplinary Certificate in Food Studies explores food systems and practices, sustainability in farming, urban agricultural solutions, food scarcity, the global imbalance of food distribution and the instability it causes, as well as food-related health problems. Learn more

Certificate in Forensic Science

Computer fingerprint analysisStudents pursuing this certificate will be trained in the analysis of evidence, especially of DNA for identification in criminal investigations, paternity suits, etc. Job opportunities for students with this certificate would be available in local, regional and national crime labs, paternity identification labs, and archaeological sites. Learn more

Certificate in Forensic Toxicology

A centrifuge with vials.Forensic Toxicology is the science of toxic substances. Students will receive preparation for the certification exams of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and the National Registry in Clinical Chemistry. Job opportunities would be available in crime labs, and hospital and commercial labs that screen for drugs of abuse. Learn more

Certificate in Health Professional Education (Graduate)

Students raise their hands to answer a question from the instructor at the front of the room.This interdisciplinary certificate is designed to provide health professionals, such as nurses, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists and others, with additional preparation in educational principles and theory to support them in their roles as educators of students, staff and clients. Learn more

Certificate in Molecular Diagnostics

Electron microscopy photo of a white blood cell.With a focus on developing skillsets related to the biomedical sciences, this Program trains students in this newly-emerging and rapidly-evolving field of Laboratory Medicine. Students will gain a solid foundation and basic skills necessary for professional employment in Molecular Diagnostic Programs. Learn more

Certificate in the Study of Complementary & Integrative Health Approaches

Silhouette of a man holding his arms in the air while watching a sunset over the oceanComplementary and Integrative Health modalities advocate for care that is patient-centered, healing oriented, emphasizes the therapeutic relationship, and uses therapeutic approaches originating from conventional and alternative medicine. Health and wellness, mind and body, and natural products are key areas of focus within this area of study. Learn more

Faculty & Staff

Mission, Vision & Values


To be a national leader in the generation, dissemination, and application of knowledge that advances the science and practice of our integrated health related disciplines.


We envision the Department of Biomedical Sciences as providing:

Teaching Excellence

Our faculty and staff will educate students in order to produce professional practitioners, educators, and researchers who are uniquely prepared for the dynamic environment of health and are recognized by employers as being of the highest quality. To this end our academic programs will be flexible, current and responsive to the changes in the health environment and the needs of the community and our students.

Research Excellence

Our faculty and staff will produce recognized research that influences the science, practice, policy, and administration of health services. In order to be nationally recognized as a leader in the generation of knowledge, we will recruit, develop, and maintain high quality researchers/faculty.

Commitment to Service

Our faculty and staff will commit to providing service that enhances the missions of our Department, College, University, and the health professions. Our sphere of influence will impact local, state, and global communities.


The Department is committed to achieving its mission and vision by:

  • Respecting and valuing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
  • Valuing an interdisciplinary focus of its programs that reflect the nature of the health environment.
  • Valuing the mutual enrichment of the University and community through the transformation of knowledge & experience.
  • Supporting the integration of principles of health promotion and disease prevention in all areas of study.