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Curriculum

Bachelors of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Curriculum

Effective for Students who Enter the DMS Program after January 5, 2014.

Prerequisite Semester

 
Course  Title  Credits 

MATH 121

College Algebra

3

COMM 101

Freshman Writing

3

BIOL 212

Intro to Human Anat & Phys

3

BIOL 212L

Intro to Human Anat & Phys Lab

1

SONO 101

General Physics for Sonography

4

 

14 

First Semester Fall

 
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

 

16 

Second Semester Spring

 
Course  Title  Credits 

SONO 207

Abdominal Sonography

3

SONO 208

Pelvic Sonography

2

SONO 211

Special Topics in Sonography

3

SONO 212L

General Sonography Scan Lab I

2

SONO 214*

Medical Ethics and Law

3

 

13 

Third Semester Summer

 
Course  Title  Credits 

SONO 209*

OB Sonography

3

SONO 213

Superficial Sonography

3

SONO 215L

General Sonography Scan Lab II

2

SONO 303*

Seminar in Sonography Principles and Instr

1

HUMN 101

Intro to Humanities

3

 

12 

Fourth Semester Fall

 
Course  Title  Credits 

SONO 307

Seminar in Abdomen Sonography

1

SONO 309

Clinical Practicum I General Sonography

5

SONO 314

Clinical Practicum II General Sonography

5

SSCI 105

Issues in Social Science

3

 

14 

Fifth Semester Spring

 
Course  Title  Credits 

SONO 304

Pathophysiology

3

SONO 308

Seminar in OB/Gyn Sonography

1

SONO 318

Clinical Practicum III General Sonography

5

HIST 211

World Cultures I

3

 

 

12 

Sixth Semester Summer

 
Course  Title  Credits 

Course 

Title 

Credits 

SONO 401

Cardiac Sonography

3

SONO 402

Vascular Sonography

3

SONO 405L

Cardiovascular Sonography Scan Lab I

2

PSYC 342

Social Psychology

3

HSCI 402

Research I

3

 

14 

Seventh Semester Fall

 
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

 

 

12 

Eighth Semester Spring

 
Course  Title  Credits 

SONO 414

Seminar in Cardiac Sonography

1

SONO 426*

Clinical Practicum V Cardiovascular Son

6

UNIV 459

Senior Capstone

3

ENGL 307

Appalachian Literature

3

 

13

Total  

120 

 

SONO courses with an * indicates that one or more Liberal Learning Outcomes are embedded in 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.