Health Pathway

Students pursuing health careers often begin their story by saying they’d like to help people. UWM’s Health metamajor allows a student to explore the “how.” Students must be ready to make the sciences an integral part of their introductory studies as they explore the hundreds of roles available as health and wellness professionals. Students are grounded in the biological, physical, and social sciences, which are a stepping stone to applications in health, healthcare, and wellness.

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Majors leading to careers in healthcare or health education; research and development; business/administrative support; or direct patient care.


View the potential majors that branch from the Health Pathway.

Math Requirement

Math Professional Pathway: Math 94, 98/108, 105, 211.

First Semester Sample Curriculum

Work with your advisor to make necessary adjustments to best fit your interests, goals, and placement levels.  New freshmen will enroll in courses as part of New Student Orientation programming.  You’ll find more information on UWM’s General Education Requirements — courses required by all Bachelor’s Degrees — in the Academic Catalog.

Total 14-18
Course Credits Notes
OWC-A: English 100, 101 or 102 3-4 Course level determined by placement. Grade of C or better required.
QL-A: Math 94, 98/108, or 105 0-6 Course level determined by placement. Grade of C or better required.
Health Sciences 105: Survey of Health Professions 3 Satisfies GER Social Science requirement.
Biological Sciences 202: Anatomy & Physiology I or Chem 100: Chemical Science or other Natural Science course 4 Chem 100 satisfies GER Natural Science (NS) requirement; Chemistry contingent upon math placement.
Ed Psy 110: Planning Your Major/Career 3

Important Milestones

  • Complete 15 credits each semester to stay on track to a timely graduation.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.50 GPA
  • See your advisor by the mid-point of each semester to discuss your progress and begin planning for second semester
  • Visit Career Communities and Services to begin developing a career plan with the support of a Career Advisor.