2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 06, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Imaging Science, Sonography Concentration, B.S.


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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

B.S. Imaging Science - Sonography (2+2)

The program requirements are:

Complete first two years of general education with a GPA of 2.5 that include the following courses:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II with lab
  • College Algebra Course
  • College Level Physics or Radiographic Physics Course
  • Communication Course
  • Fine Arts/HUMN/Soc Sci Course

 

Academic Plan of Study


First Fall Semester


Total Credit Hours: 16-17


First Spring Semester


Total Credit Hours: 16


Total Credit Hours: 16


Total Credit Hours: 16


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B.S. in Imaging Science Sonography
The program requirements are:
Complete first two years of general education with a GPA of 2.5 that include the following courses:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II with associated labs
  • College Algebra Course
  • College Level Physics or Radiographic Physics Course
  • Communication Course
  • Imaging Science Courses

Complete the ATI TEAS Admission test with a proficient or higher overall score. Completion of ATI TEAS does not meet all requirements for admissions to the program. ATI TEAS can be taken September 1 - January 31 each year. ATI TEAS can be taken twice (there must be 30 days between each attempt). Score on the ATI TEAS are valid for two academic years.

Apply to the program by the deadline given by the admissions office.  
 

First Fall Semester


Total Credit Hours: 13


First Spring Semester


Total Credit Hours: 15


Total Credit Hours: 15


Total Credit Hours: 16


Total Credit Hours: 14


Third Spring


Total Credit Hours: 16


Total Credit Hours: 16


Fourth Spring


Total Credit Hours: 16


Total Credit Hours: 120-121


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