Overview

You’ve put getting a Bachelor’s degree on hold because of your busy life. You’d like to advance in the continually evolving field of diagnostic imaging, but don’t quite know how. With the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) BS Biomedical Sciences: Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion Program submajor, your imaging registry has already earned you 50% of the required bachelor’s degree credits.

This program is also offered in the self-paced, competency-based UW flexible option format. Visit flex.wisconsin.edu for more information.

Why choose us?

  • UWM is the only public university in Wisconsin to offer a Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion Program.
  • The program was developed by imaging professionals like you to help you stay competitive in today’s job market.
  • Upon admission to UWM and confirmation of active registry, you are awarded 60 credits towards the minimum 120 credits required for degree completion.

Apply

To apply to the BS Biomedical Sciences: Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion Program you must first apply to UWM. On your application select “Biomedical Sciences” as your intended area of study. Upon admission to the University, we will contact you to identify your specific program of study.

Cost

Tuition

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:

Mandatory/Segregated Fees

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 .

Aid

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 .

Resources

Contact

Admission

Admission
To apply to the BS Biomedical Sciences: Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion Program you must first apply to UWM. On your application select “Biomedical Sciences” as your intended area of study. Upon admission to the University, we will contact you to identify your specific program of study.

Allow at least 4 weeks for the UWM Office of Admissions to process your application. Transfer credit will be granted where course equivalencies are confirmed. The College of Health Sciences academic advisor will determine if and how any transfer credit may be used to satisfy requirements for the Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion program.


Deadlines to apply to UWM

While the following are the deadlines for application, you are encouraged to apply early.

  • July 1 for the fall semester
  • December 1 for the spring semester

At the same time you are applying to UWM, send a copy of your current ARDMS, ARRT, or CCI registry card to:

Bill Mueller, MS
Advisor, Office of Student Affairs
College of Health Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6521
Milwaukee, WI 53201
muellew@uwm.edu
414-229-2758

Advising

Advising

To schedule an advising appointment, call 414-229-2758 or visit Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6425.


I’m a new student.  How do I start?

You are assigned an academic advisor upon admission to UWM. New Student Orientation (NSO) helps those who are new to campus to learn and understand the enrollment process and enroll in classes for their first semester at UWM.


Who is my advisor?

Bill Mueller, MS
414-229-2758muellew@uwm.edu

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

Curriculum

Curriculum

Upon admission to UWM and confirmation of active registry, you are awarded 60 credits toward degree completion. A minimum of 60 additional credits are selected from the courses below. To determine when and how (on campus or online) a course is offered, check the UWM Schedule of Classes .


General Education Requirements (GER)

UWM’s General Education Requirements are required if the first semester of enrollment in a degree program at an accredited institution was September 1986 or later. Where possible, courses in the Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion Program were selected to also meet GER. GER is NOT required of students who hold a prior baccalaureate degree.

COURSEGERCredits
English: Must earn "C" or better in ENGLISH 102
Prerequisite: placement test
OWCA3
Oral & Written Communication Part B
Satisfied by prerequisite course
OWCB0
Math: Must earn "C" or better in Math 105 or 108
Prerequisite: placement test
QLA 3
Foreign Language
Satisfied with 2 years of a single language in high school or with credit before 1999
FL 0
Natural Science
Select course from the approved GER Natural Science list
GERN3
Social Science
Select course from the approved GER Social Science list
GERS3
Cultural Diversity
Satisfied by prerequisite course
GERC0
Arts
Select course from the approved GER Arts list
GERA3
Humanities
Select course from the approved GER Humanities list
GERH6
Total Credits:
21


Prerequisite Courses

A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses listed below.

CourseOfferedCredits
BMS 205: Introduction to Diagnostic Medicine
F3
BMS 245: Client Diversity in the Health SciencesS3
ENG 206: Technical Writing OR
ENG 207: Health Science Writing
F/S/SU3
ECON 210: Economic Statistics (or equivalent)F/S/SU3
HCA 220: Leading Healthcare ProfessionalsF/S/SU3
HS 102: Healthcare Delivery in the United StatesF/S/SU3
Total Credits18


Advanced Health Sciences/Diagnostic Imaging Courses

A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses listed below.

CourseOfferedCredits
BMS 301: Human Pathophysiology - FundamentalsF/S/SU1
BMS 302: Human Pathophysiology - Organ Systems IF/SU1
BMS 303: Human Pathophysiology - Organ Systems IIF/SU1
BMS 304: Human Pathophysiology - Organ Systems IIIS/SU1
BMS 305: Human Pathophysiology - Organ Systems IVS/SU1
BMS 458: Seminar in Advanced Diagnostic ImagingS3
BMS 463: Seminar in Education and Management in Medical ImagingS/SU3
BMS 590: Professional Growth & Career Advancement in ImagingF3
HS 311: Law for Health Care Consumers and ProfessionalsS3
KIN 400: Ethics and Values in Health & Fitness ProfessionsF/S/SU3
NURS 453: Information Management & Healthcare TechnologyVaries3
Total Credits23


Electives

Completed only if you have already completed program requirements and General Education Requirements, but have yet to achieve the 120 credit minimum requirement.

Graduation

Graduation

The following requirements must be met to graduate:

  1. Complete UWM’s General Education Requirements (unless you hold a prior baccalaureate degree);
  2. Complete a minimum of 120 credits as required by the curriculum (30 of the credits must be completed in residence at UWM);
  3. Earn a minimum UWM cumulative GPA of 2.500; and
  4. Complete all prerequisite and advanced courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Use UWM’s Graduation website to review campus-wide graduation requirements, graduation application deadlines, applying for graduation, and ordering your cap and gown.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get information about the Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion Program?
To help guide students from admission to graduation, contact Bill Mueller, Academic Advisor, at 414-229-2758.

How long will it take me to graduate?
Time to degree will vary based on your particular circumstances and academic history. A student with no prior college-level coursework must complete a minimum of 60 credits hours and that could take up to four years or longer depending on the number of credits you take each semester.

Do I need a computer?
Access to a computer is critical to the activities related to this program. Because courses are available via internet, students will be expected to navigate course web pages and other university internet transactions. Computer labs are available on the UWM campus. In addition, most buildings have standing computer stations for checking email or accessing the internet. To learn more or to request technology support, go to uwm.edu/technology or call 414-229-4040.

What is the average class size?
The average class size differs depending on both the type of the class and the enrollment for the particular course. Classes can be as small as 10 and as large as 400.

Am I eligible for Financial Aid?
To receive federal, state, or institutional funds administered by the UWM Office of Financial Aid, you must meet certain criteria. Please refer to the UWM Enrollment & Financial Services website .