Biomedical Sciences: B.S. Biomedical Sciences
Public Health Microbiology Submajor

Graduation Requirements


Students in the Biomedical Sciences major are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree upon completion of all requirements. Students choose one of the following six submajors: Biomedical Science, Cytotechnology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Technology, Public Health Microbiology, or Radiologic Technology.

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:

  1. completion of UWM's General Education Requirements (GER),
  2. a cumulative UWM minimum grade point average of 2.5,
  3. a cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.5 in specific, required science courses,
  4. 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
  5. 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.