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2019-2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog


Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Requirements for a Major in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Prerequisite Courses (42 credits-includes MTH 110, BIO 120, MTH 123)

Admission to the program requires a minimum grade of C in each prerequisite course.

And one of the following:

*Also fulfills general education requirement **Math 110 may not be required based upon placement at time of admission

General Education Requirements - Foundations and Cultures (22 credits)

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

  • General education - Art Credits: 3
  • General education - Philosophy Credits: 3
  • General education - History Credits: 3
  • General education - Global Perspectives Credits: 3
  • Issues (two courses that can be taken when student has 55+credits) Credits: 6
  • WRT 150 - Strategies in Writing (4 credits)

B.S. Program Requirements

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

Students are strongly encouraged to meet periodically with their academic advisor to determine their progress toward and eligibility for admission into the diagnostic medical sonography program: www.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 DMS faculty advisor.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography - General (Abdomen and Obstetrics-Gynecology) Courses (68 credits)

The diagnostic medical sonography general prepares students for clinical practice in abdominal and obstetrics-gynecology. Vascular sonography and breast sonography are additional courses that are taken concurrently to prepare students to the variety of examinations in the field of diagnostic medical sonography.

General (abdominal and obstetrics-gynecology) sonographers work collaboratively with radiologists or other specialized physicians to diagnose a diverse range of conditions using invasive and non-invasive procedures utilizing 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
  • Issues Credits: 3 - (Students are responsible for completing the second Issues course.)

Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in Diagnostic Medical Sonography - General

Freshman Fall Semester (15 credits)

Freshman Winter Semester (16 credits)

Sophomore Fall Semester (15 credits)

Sophomore Winter Semester (12 to 15 credits)

Applications for the program are due February 1.

One of the following:

And

  • General education - Arts Credits: 3
  • General education - Philosophy Credits: 3
  • General education - Global Perspectives Credits: 3

Junior Fall Semester: Students Admitted to Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program - General (16 credits)

Junior Winter Semester (16 credits)

Junior Spring/Summer Semester (7 credits)

Senior Fall Semester (15 credits)

Senior Winter Semester (12 credits)

Summary of Coursework

  • Diagnostic medical sonography - general prerequisites: 42 credits
  • Remaining general education courses: 22 credits
  • Diagnostic medical sonography - general: 62 credits

Total: 126 credits

Program Description

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