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Grand Valley State University    
2011-2012 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
  Aug 15, 2018
2011-2012 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Requirements for a Major in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Basic Skills (10 credits)

General Education Requirements (33 credits)

Recommended General Education courses:

SOC 280 - Special Topics in Sociology 


Diagnostic Medical Sonography General Emphasis

(Abdominal and Obstetrics-Gynecology concentrations)

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography general emphasis prepares students for clinical practice in abdominal and obstetrics-gynecology. Vascular sonography is additional course work that is taken concurrently.

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 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.


Students must choose one of the following options:

  1. General (Abdomen and Obstetrics-Gynecology)
  2. Adult Echocardiography and Pediatric Echocardiography
  3. Adult Echocardiography and Vascular Sonography

Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Freshman Fall Semester

Freshman Winter Semester

Sophomore Winter Semester

One of the following: