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Curriculum

Bachelors of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester    
Course Title Credits
UNIV 101 Orientation to University  1
HUMN 101 Intro to Humanities 3
MATH 121 College Algebra 3
HIST 211 World Cultures I 3
COMM 101 Freshman Writing I 3
  Total  13 
Spring Semester    
Course Title Credits
*UNIV 102 The University Experience 1
SSCI 105 Issues in Social Science 3
BIOL 212 Intro to Human Anat & Phys 3
BIOL 212 L Intro to Human Anat & Phys Lab 1
SONO 101 General Physics for Sonography 4
COMM 102 Freshman Writing II 3
COMM 103 Oral Communication Skills 3
UNIV 112 Ethical Practice 1
  Total  19 

 

Once a student has been selected and has accepted his/her position in the DMS program, the DMS program will follow the curriculum below. Note: Students are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater throughout the duration of the program. 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester    
Course Title Credits
SONO 201*  Foundations of Patient Care 3
SONO 202 Medical Terminology for Sonographers 3
SONO 203*  Sonography Principles & Instrumentation 5
SONO 204 Intro to Diagnostic Imaging 4
SONO 204L*  Intro to Diagnostic Imaging Lab 1
  Total  16 
Spring Semester    
Course Title Credits
SONO 207 Abdominal Sonography 3
SONO 208 Pelvic Sonography   2
SONO 212L General Sonography Scan Lab I 2
SONO 214*  Medical Ethics and Law 3
  Total  10 
Summer Semester    
Course Title Credits
SONO 209*  OB Sonography 3
SONO 211 Special Topics in Sonography 3
SONO 213*  Superficial Sonography 3
SONO 215L*  General Sonography Scan Lab II 2
  Total  11 

 

Progression from the sophomore year level to the junior year level in the DMS Program requires completion of the course work listed for the freshman year level, sophomore year level, a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater, and a GPA within the major (all HSCI and SONO courses) of 2.75 or greater.

Junior Year

Fall Semester    
Course Title Credits
SONO 303*  Seminar in Sonography Principles and Instr 1
SONO 304 Sonographic Pathophysiology   3
SONO 309 Clinical Practicum I General Sono 5
  Total  9 
Spring Semester    
Course Title Credits
SONO 307 Seminar in Abdominal Sonography 1
SONO 314 Clinical Practicum II General Son 5
HSCI 402 Research I 3
  LLO Course (Communication Literature)  3
  Total  12 
Summer Semester    
Course Title Credits
SONO 308 Seminar in OB/Gyn Sonography 1
SONO 318*  Clinical Practicum III General Son 5
PSYC 342 Social Psychology 3
  Total  9 

 

Progression from the junior year level to the senior year level in the DMS Program, requires completion of the course work listed for the freshman year level, sophomore year level, junior year level, a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater, and a GPA within the major (all HSCI and SONO courses) of 2.75 or greater.

Senior Year

Fall Semester    
Course Title Credits
SONO 401 Cardiac Sonography   3
SONO 402 Vascular Sonography 3
SONO 403*  Pediatric Echo 3
SONO 405L Cardiovascular Sonography Scan Lab I 2
  Total   11 
Spring Semester    
Course Title Credits
SONO 404 Cardiovascular Pathological Imaging 3
SONO 406L Cardiovascular Sonography Scan Lab II 2
SONO 412 Seminar in Vascular Sonography 1
SONO 422 Clinical Practicum IV Cardiovascular Son 6
  Total  12 
Summer Semester    
Course Title Credits
SONO 414 Seminar in Cardiac Sonography 1
SONO 426*  Clinical Practicum V Cardiovascular Son 6
UNIV 459 Senior Capstone 3
  Total  10 

 

Total Hours: 132 

* SONO courses with a * indicates that one or more Liberal Learning Outcomes are embedded within the course.  


STUDENTS MUST MAINTAIN A 2.75 CUMULATIVE GPA AND A 2.75 GPA IN THE MAJOR (HEALTH SCIENCE AND DMS COURSES) IN ORDER TO PROGRESS IN THE DMS PROGRAM AND IN ORDER TO GRADUATE.