Healthcare continues to be one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy. An aging workforce, new technologies, and growing demand for experienced healthcare professionals is driving this growth.
If you want to work in healthcare, or want to move into another role but need a bachelor’s degree, now is the time to earn the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences: Health Sciences degree. Your associate degree gives you 60 credits toward the 120-credit degree completion minimum.
Designed for returning adult learners with an associate degree, this degree will help you stay competitive in today’s job market and improve your opportunity for career advancement or change.
Offered in the self-paced, competency-based UW Flexible Option format, this degree completion program offers students the opportunity to build on an associate level education and develop or strengthen skills in critical thinking, problem solving, information literacy, informatics, management, and education in the health professions.
The UW Flexible Option allows you to:
- Build on the expertise you have developed on the job and in your previous experience or academic work.
- Fit school into your life. Start any month. Without semester schedules, group work, class discussions, or scheduled log-on requirements, you can earn your degree when it works for you.
- Control your pace. Complete assignments when you’re able and then move on to the next. Take time off when you need it.
- Earn an affordable degree. The Flex Tuition Guarantee locks in your tuition rate while you are actively enrolled in the program.
Healthcare support occupations, healthcare practitioners, and technical occupations in the healthcare sector are expected to continue to see faster employment growth than any other industry, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This means bachelor’s degreed health professionals will be especially well positioned for career advancement in a diverse range of career opportunities, including work in both clinical and non-clinical settings such as hospitals, general care facilities, public and private agencies, nonprofits, or other health-related organizations.
Job titles in this field include:
- Client/Patient Advocate
- Pharmaceutical Sales
- Public Health Administrator
- Wellness Coordinator
- Social Services Case Manager
- Lobbyist/Healthcare Advocate
- Medical Equipment Sales
- Claims Reviewer
This program may also provide the foundation required for entry into advanced degree programs such as physical or occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, and more.
Candidates for the UW-Milwaukee Health Sciences degree must have:
- Associate Degree (for which a minimum of 60 credits will be awarded towards the Health Sciences degree) OR
- 60 transferable credits to UW-Milwaukee (for which equivalent course credit will be applied toward the Health Sciences degree after transcripts are reviewed).
The program prefers that candidates have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 from all prior accredited colleges and universities. Candidates with a total cumulative GPA of less than 2.00 are still considered for admission and are encouraged to apply.
Prior college transcripts from which you may transfer credit must be accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation).