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Grand Valley State University    
2018-2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
  Sep 19, 2019
2018-2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Requirements for a Major in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography - General Prerequisites

Admission to the program requires a minimum grade of C in each prerequisite course.

Contains some required general education courses:

Remaining general education courses

  • General Education (Art) Credits: 3
  • General Education (Philosophy) Credits: 3
  • General Education (History) Credits: 3
  • General Education (Global Perspectives) Credits: 3
  • Issues Credits: 6

Diagnostic Medical Sonography - General (Abdomen and Obstetrics-Gynecology) Courses (68 credits)

The diagnostic medical sonography general emphasis prepares students for clinical practice in abdominal and obstetrics-gynecology. Vascular sonography is additional coursework 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.

  • Issues Credits: 3 - (fulfills one of two Issues courses)

Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in Diagnostic Medical Sonography - General

Sophomore Winter Semester

One of the following:


  • General education (Arts) Credits: 3
  • General education (Philosophy) Credits: 3
  • General education (Global Perspectives) Credits: 3

Summary of Coursework

  • Diagnostic medical sonography - general prerequisites: 42 credits
  • Remaining general education courses:  22 credits
  • Diagnostic medical sonography - general: 62 credits

Total: 126 credits

Program Description

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