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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Sonography is a diagnostic medical procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues or blood flow inside the body. At Marian University, students are prepared to engage in a four year curriculum, where the first two years focus on the general liberal arts and preparatory coursework, followed by two years of theory and clinical work at an accredited diagnostic medical sonography affiliate site.

Marian’s sonography program provides a foundation of knowledge for students to become highly skilled in providing patient services using diagnostic imaging under the supervision of a physician in hospitals, offices, and other health care settings.

Students in Marian’s sonography program earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

General Education Program: 46-49 credits of University requirements, including School of Nursing and Health Professions course requirements (48–51 credits): BIO 100; CHE 103; COM 302; MAT 114; PHI 220; PSY 105.

77 credits as follows:
17 credits:
BIO 205 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, 5 cr.
BIO 220 Introduction to Medical Terminology, 2 cr.
NRS 304 Pathophysiology, 3 cr.
NRS 365 Health Care Informatics, 2 cr.
PHS 211 Elementary Physics, 5 cr.

60 credits:
Two years in a diagnostic medical sonography program from an accredited school of diagnostic medical sonography affiliated with Marian University.

During the clinical program, students register for courses to maintain continuous enrollment at Marian University and to indicate their progress in their off-campus training, beginning with their entrance into an accredited School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Course numbers and sequence vary by clinical program.

DMS 380 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical I, 12 cr.
DMS 390 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical II, 12 cr.
DMS 395 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical III, 6 cr.
DMS 400 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical IV, 12 cr.
DMS 410 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical V, 12 cr.
DMS 415 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical VI, 6 cr.


Fun Fact

Marian is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (Source: Academic Bulletin, 2013-2014).

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