Diagnostic Medical Sonography / Bachelor of Science 3 + 1 Program

Total Credit Hours:  145-151

Major Credit Hours: 102-108

A grade of “C-” or better must be earned in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in the sequence.

It is the policy of the Biology department to support with letters of recommendation for professional school applications only those students who have achieved a cumulative and science GPA of 3.0 by the time they complete BIOL 42200 Human Anatomy and have no withdrawals in their records. In the event that a student has his/her request for letters of recommendation denied, he/she has the right to petition for reconsideration with the understanding that there is no guarantee that the petition will be successful. Acceptance into any professional school is solely determined by the admission committee of that school. All faculty members have the right to decline a request to write a letter of recommendation for any student.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography majors may take a Biology class only 2 times. If a student has not achieved a minimum grade of a “C-” after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class.

Students are required to shadow, observe a DMS, for a day at Northwestern Memorial Hospital or show proof of such activity at another medical facility before applying to the program.

Degree Requirements

Program: BS-DMDS-1

I. Core Courses (57)

BIOL-11000General Biology 1

4

BIOL-11100General Biology 1 Lab

1

BIOL-11500General Biology 2

4

BIOL-11600General Biology 2 Lab

1

BIOL-22000Genetics

4

BIOL-22100Genetics Lab

1

BIOL-22400General Microbiology

4

BIOL-22600General Microbiology Lab

1

BIOL-33500Advanced Clinical Physiology

3

BIOL-33600Case Studies in Human Physiology

1

BIOL-42200Human Anatomy

3

BIOL-42300Functional Human Anatomy Lab

1

CHEM-11000General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-11100General Chemistry 1 Lab

1

CHEM-11500General Chemistry 2

4

CHEM-11600General Chemistry 2 Lab

1

CHEM-22000Organic Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-22100Organic Chemistry 1 Lab

1

CHEM-22500Organic Chemistry 2

4

CHEM-22600Organic Chemistry 2 Lab

1

MATH-20000Calculus 1

4

-OR

MATH-21100Calculus for the Life Sciences

4

PHYS-20000College Physics 1

4

PHYS-20100College Physics 1 Lab

1

II. Students complete the Professional Phase of the program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. (45-51)

BIOL-33000Management and Methods of Patient Care for Sonography

1-4

BIOL-33200Fundamentals of Sonography

3

BIOL-33800Medical Terminology

0-3

BIOL-34100Sectional Imaging Anatomy Sonography

2

BIOL-34300Principles of Ultrasound Physics 1

3

BIOL-34500Abdominal Sonography and Lab

4

BIOL-34700Obstetrical-Gynecological Sonography with Embryology

3

BIOL-34900Clinical Education 1

2

BIOL-35100Clinical Education 2

3

BIOL-35900Cellular Pathophysiology

2

BIOL-43800Ultrasound Image Critique

1

BIOL-43900Obstetrical-Gynecological Pathology

4

BIOL-44100Abdominal Pathology

3

BIOL-44300Principles of Ultrasound Physics 2

2

BIOL-44400Clinical Education 3

3

BIOL-44500Introduction to Pediatrics and Vascular Imaging

1

BIOL-45100Specialty Sonography

2

BIOL-45300Clinical Education 4

4

BIOL-45500Registry Review

2

III. General Education Credits (43)

IV. Advanced Writing Requirement

The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of
BIOL-11100General Biology 1 Lab

1

BIOL-11600General Biology 2 Lab

1

BIOL-22100Genetics Lab

1

BIOL-22600General Microbiology Lab

1