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2020-2021 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Science in Cardiovascular Sonography

Requirements for a Major in Cardiovascular Sonography

Prerequisite Courses (35 credits)

AND one of the following:

*Also fulfills general education requirements

General Education Requirements: Foundations and Cultures (12 credits + 6 Issues credits)

Remaining general education courses not covered in the major coursework or major prerequisites:

Students are strongly encouraged to meet periodically with their academic advisor to determine their progress toward and eligibility for admission into the cardiovascular program: gvsu.edu/chpss/. Students are assigned to a College of Health Professions Student Services academic advisor prior to program admission. Upon admission into the program students are assigned to a CVS faculty advisor.

B.S. Program Requirements (10 credits)

AND one of the following:

Note: STA 215 is a prerequisite for the three previously listed research courses

Cardiovascular Sonography Courses (68 credits includes Issues course)

The cardiovascular sonography major prepares students for clinical practice in adult echocardiography, pediatric echocardiography, and vascular sonography. Cardiovascular sonographers work collaboratively with cardiologist, radiologists, vascular surgeons, or other specialized physicians to diagnose a diverse range of conditions involving invasive and noninvasive procedures using complex computerized high frequency sound wave and Doppler signal equipment. The sonographer must acquire excellent knowledge of sectional anatomy, clinical medicine, pathology, and the use of sonographic instrumentation.

Major Coursework

Suggested Order of Coursework

Year One

Fall Semester (14 credits):

Winter Semester (13 credits):

Year Two

Fall Semester (13 credits):

Winter Semester (14 credits):
Students apply to CVS by deadline.

Year Three

Fall Semester (15 credits):
Students admitted to CVS.

Winter Semester (15 credits):

Spring/Summer Semester (5 credits):

Year Four

Fall Semester (16 credits):

Winter Semester (17 credits):



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