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Grand Valley State University    
2012-2013 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
  Sep 16, 2019
2012-2013 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Requirements for a Major in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

General Education Requirements (26 credits)

Remaining general education courses:


Students must choose one of the following options:

  • General (Abdomen and Obstetrics-Gynecology)
  • Adult Echocardiography and Pediatric Echocardiography
  • Adult Echocardiography and Vascular Sonography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography - General (Abdomen and Obstetrics-Gynecology Emphasis Courses (48 credits)

(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.

Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Sophomore Fall Semester

Sophomore Winter Semester

One of the following:


Sophomore Spring/Summer Semester

  • General Education (Theme) Credits: 3