What courses will I need to complete?

Sonography curricula leading to a "Associate in Applied Science Degree" includes a core of general education courses and all sonography lecture and lab courses required to obtain ARRT certification or as an American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). A  plan for well-structured, competency-based practicum (clinical) education is also an essential part of the curriculum.

Specific required General Education courses are as follows:

BIOL 2401  Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 2402  Anatomy and Physiology II

PHYS 1305  Introductory Physics (or any college physics course)

ENGL 1301  Freshman Composition I

Any Mathematics course from the approved core list

Any Speech Communication course from the approved core list

Any Social or Behavioral Science course from the approved core list

Any Creative Arts or Language, philosophy and culture course from the approved core list

 ***  Recommened****  HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I

Required Sonography Lecture and Lab Courses are as follows:

DMSO 1210 Introduction to Sonography

DMSO 1302 Basic Ultrasound Physics

DMSO 1441 Sonography of the Abdominopelvic Cavity

DMSO 2230 Advanced Ultra Sound and Review

DMSO 2242 Sonography of High Risk OB

DMSO 2341 Sonography of the Abdominopelvic pathology

DMSO 2353 Sonography of Superficial Structures

DMSO 2351 Doppler Physics

DMSO 2405 Sonography of Obstetrics/Gynecology

DSVT 1103 Introduction to Vascular Technology


Required Practicum (Clinical) Sonography Courses are as follows:

DMSO 1260 Clinical

DMSO 1266 Practicum I (Spring Semester - Year 1)

DMSO 1267 Practicum II (Summer Semester - Year 1)

DMSO 2366 Practicum III (Fall Semester - Year 2)

DMSO 2367 Practicum IV (Spring Semester - Year 2)


Before choosing a sonography curriculum, one should carefully consider that all medical (DMSO) courses have very strict attendance and tardiness policies than can affect final course grades.

Lecture, laboratory and practicum schedules cannot be manipulated around the personal needs of a student. For example, it is certainly permissible for students to work outside of scheduled school hours, however, school hours cannot be compromised to accommodate an individual's personal work schedule. The same is true for other personal functions (e.g. appointments, vacations, sporting events, concerts, child care, etc.).

Also, it is required that the sonography student has reliable transportation to attend lectures, labs and practicum rotations.