Medical Imaging Major, Combined Certificate Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Incoming Freshmen, Fall 2016
In order to pursue the combined bachelor of science in medical imaging/certificate in diagnostic medical sonography (DMS), students must meet the stated requirements for admission to the DMS certificate program (see section on Diagnostic Medical Sonography). In addition, students must meet with the sonography department chair and submit an application prior to the fall, mid-semester of the junior year. Commitment to the DMS program must be given to both advisors, in writing, during the second week of the spring semester, junior year. In consideration of the combination of the MI major and DMS course loads, students must possess a minimum GPA in the medical imaging major courses of 2.7 in order to pursue this dual track. If not admitted at this point, students may re-apply upon completion of their B.S. in medical imaging.
Students may complete both the B.S. in medical imaging and the DMS Certificate in less than 5 academic years following this sequence. Please note sessions III through VI are part time credit load. For example, students entering as first year in fall, 2011, can complete both by the end of March, 2016. This will result in the student (already possessing the professional A.R.R.T. credential) being eligible to apply for the national exam administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). Upon successful completion of the examination, the student will earn the professional credential of Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS). The student will then hold the professional credential of: Mary Smith, BS, RT (R), RDMS.
The program offers an Introduction to Vascular Sonography as a foundation to perform non-invasive vascular sonographic examinations. With further study and clinical experience, the graduate can apply for the Registered Vascular Technology exam and upon successful completion, earn the RVT credential.
Sequence of Required Courses
Students are required to take a University Writing Seminar (UWS), which will fall in one of three disciplines (English, History, or Religious Studies). Students should complete 3 additional credits in the discipline in which the UWS is taken, and six credits each in the other two disciplines. For students who complete RLS 151, the second course would be a "Group B" RLS course. See the Core Curriculum section of the catalog for further information.
Additional graduation requirements: Must take 2 writing intensive courses and fulfill the technical competency.
Total credits required for graduation (BS, Medical Imaging) 129 (20 credits toward DMS certificate)
* Senior year of B.S.-Medical Imaging overlaps with Sessions I and II of DMS Certificate.
# DMS 130 (Clinical Sonography I) is an equivalent course for MI 275.
Note: DMS courses will be taught on alternating weekends.