The Bachelor of Science in Imaging Science Sonography Concentration Program is designed for individuals who wish to pursue their education in general sonography. The program is offered in two separate tracks. The first track is for those who have already achieved an associated degree in an allied health field and have completed the certification with the degree (2+2). The second track is for individuals who have completed their first two years of Pre-SONO requirements that include college algebra, Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II with associated labs, communications, college physics and Imaging Science courses. Both tracks of the program are offered in a hybrid/web enhanced learning environment. The didactic courses are offered as web-enhanced courses with weekly class meetings for review as well as weekly practice labs. Clinical courses will be required through affiliated facilities.
Mission: The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Imaging Science Sonography Concentration is to prepare entry-level sonographers with the knowledge, skills, and effective learning domains to be competent, responsible and professional in their future service to the medical community. The program accomplishes this by preparing students to assume responsibilities of a sonographer, provide quality patient care, contribute to their professional organizations and achieve lifelong learning.
Goals: The goal of the Bachelor of Science in Imaging Science Sonography Concentration Program is to provide certified allied health professionals to the health care community. The student will complete courses in areas of sonography principles, abdomen, vascular, and obstetrics and gynecology. Upon successful completion of the sonography concentration, degree graduates will be prepared to potential careers in sonography as well as be eligible to apply for the registry exam through American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in the specialty area of their choice to become a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS).
All applicants must have a college GPA of 2.5 or better, complete the Pre-SONO required courses with a “C” or better, and meet general admissions requirements.
Individuals who seek the 2+2 must have completed a two-year associate degree program in a health care field that has direct patient care. Additionally, these students must have current certification linked to the associated degree. Recent allied health graduates seeking the 2+2 degree will be expected to complete their certification linked to their associate degree by the first fall term.
- Hybrid Learning (online courses with scheduled class days and proctored tests)
- Clinical Education will be required in approved clinical education setting