Biomedical Sciences: B.S. Biomedical Sciences
Public Health Microbiology Submajor
Admission & Graduation Requirements
Admission to Professional Program: Public Health Microbiology
Please see Clinical Training in this section.
Admission Requirements to CHS Professional Program for students without a CHS background
The College of Health Sciences welcomes students from other academic areas on the UWM campus, and students transferring to UWM from other institutions. Students planning to transfer into any of the College's majors should meet with an advisor in the Student Affairs Office to plan their curriculum as early as possible. Most students find that a number of their courses transfer in meeting specific program and General Education Requirements (GER) needed for graduation. Students may meet with their advisor in person or by phone; quick questions to advisors may be handled by e-mail as well. Please call (414) 229-2758 for an appointment or information.
Students in the Biomedical Sciences major are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree upon completion of all requirements. Students choose one of the following seven submajors in the Biomedical Sciences (BMS) degree program: Biomedical Science, Cytotechnology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Sciences, Public Health Microbiology, Radiologic Technology, or the Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion Program.
The process of application to the professional training occurs at the end of the first semester of the junior year.
Entry into professional training or internship is competitive and dependent upon:
- completion of UWM's General Education Requirements (GER),
- a cumulative UWM minimum grade point average of 2.5,
- a cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.5 in specific, required science courses,
- completion of all required courses and electives (86 credits) through the second semester of junior year for students pursuing Biomedical Sciences, Cytotechnology, or Medical Technology, OR completion of all required courses and electives (113 credits) through the first semester of senior year for students pursuing Public Health Microbiology, and
- a grade of C or better in all junior-level courses.
Students who meet these minimum requirements for entry into professional training will be evaluated on the basis of their science GPA for placement at one of the training sites.
To remain eligible to continue in the professional training, students must earn a grade of C or better in all senior-level courses. Students must be prepared for full-time study (40 hours per week) that could also require additional study time at night and on weekends.
Prior to the start of the professional training, students will be required to comply with a background check. In addition, all Biomedical Sciences students are required to maintain health insurance during the professional training experience.