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Grand Valley State University    
2015-2016 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
  Jul 16, 2018
2015-2016 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Requirements for a Major in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Remaining General Education Courses

Diagnostic Medical Sonography - General (Abdomen and Obstetrics-Gynecology): Courses (53-55 credits)

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 - General

Sophomore Winter Semester

One of the following:


  • General Education (Issues) Credits: 6 (Students who do not meet the required junior standing (55+credits) for these courses will need permission to enroll in the Issue courses).
  • General Education (World Perspectives) Credits: 3
  • General Education (Philosophy) Credits: 3

Summary of coursework:

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography - General prerequisites: 35 credits
  • Remaining General Education courses:  27 credits
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography - General Core:  13 credits
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography - General: 53-55 credits