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Grand Valley State University    
2017-2018 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
  Jul 15, 2019
2017-2018 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Science in Cardiovascular Sonography

Requirements for a Major in Cardiovascular Sonography

Prerequisite Courses (35 credits)

General Education Requirements - Foundations and Cultures (12 credits, with 6 Issue credits)

Remaining general education courses not covered in the major coursework or major prerequisites:

  • General Education (Art) Credits: 3
  • General Education (Philosophy) Credits: 3
  • General Education (History) Credits: 3
  • General Education (World Perspectives) Credits: 3
  • Issues Credits: 6 (two courses which can be taken when student has 55+ credits)

B.S. Program Requirements (10 credits)

Cardiovascular Sonography Courses (68 credits- includes Issues courses)

The cardiovascular sonography major prepares students for clinical practice in adult echocardiography, pediatric echocardiography and vascular sonography. Cardiovascular sonographers work collaboratively with cardiologist, radiologists, vascular surgeons, or other specialized physicians to diagnose a diverse range of conditions using invasive and noninvasive 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.

Major Coursework

Suggested Order of Coursework

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester (13 credits)

Winter Semester (14 credits)