Health Sciences and 2+ 2 Program Advisor
|Education Coordinator, School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Aurora Health Care
Program Director, School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Carroll University offers an opportunity to major in Health Sciences with an Emphasis in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) through Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee or through the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison. The partnership allows students the benefits of close, personal attention during the first two years at Carroll followed by two years at Aurora's School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and its associated clinical sites or the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinicals School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and its associated clinical sites. The student will be placed with a small class of other students pursuing diagnostic medical sonography.
Diagnostic medical sonographers most often are employed in hospitals, but can also find employment with physicians, medical and diagnostic laboratories, diagnostic imaging centers and outpatient care centers. Some diagnostic medical sonographers find employment with manufacturers of equipment used in the field. Long-term employment prospects in this area are forecast to be excellent.
Two tracks within the emphasis are available:
(1) General and Vascular or
(2) Cardiac and Vascular.
Entry into the Aurora Health Care or the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics professional phase of the program is highly competitive and dependent upon completion of Carroll University general education and Health Science requirements, a minimum cumulative and required science course GPA of 3.0, a grade of 'C' or better in all science courses (the Physics 101 and Physics 102 averaged GPA must be at 2.5 or higher), CNA training (at the student's own expense), and the accumulation of at least 100 hours of direct patient care prior to application. The acceptance of students into the professional phase of the curriculum lies with the Aurora Health Care or UW Hospital and Clinics School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Admissions Committee. There is a requirement that the student obtain CPR certification from the American Heart Association, prior to application. This program requires year round classes. See Admissions section of the catalog for details on applying.
- Required Carroll University Courses
- Bachelor of Science Requirement
The requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree are:
NOTE: EACH MAJOR MAY HAVE SPECIFIC COURSE SEQUENCING REQUIREMENTS.
FOR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS, SEE "REQUIRED SUPPORT COURSES" WITHIN EACH MAJOR
- General Education Requirement
For more information on General Education Requirement, click here.
- Distribution Component
For more information on the Distribution Component, click here.
- Cross-Cultural Component
The Cross-Cultural Component is a five-course series through which students explore the study of culture:
Transfer students will register for CCS101 for one credit.
- Cultural Seminar (CCS100)
The Cultural Seminar, which is taken in the first semester, begins the exploration of culture through the study of one's own culture and a different culture. This course develops oral communication skills through critical reading and discussion.
- Writing Seminar (ENG 170)
The Writing Seminar is taken during the first or second semester, includes cross-cultural readings, and develops foundational writing skills.
- Cross-Cultural Development (CCD)
The Cross-Cultural Designation course is taken after the Cultural and Writing Seminars. This course satisfies a Distribution requirement, continues development of writing skills, and includes significant cross-cultural themes as preparation for the Cross-Cultural Experience.
- Cross-Cultural Experience (CCE)
The Cross-Cultural Experience course is taken concurrently or after the Cross-Cultural Development course. In an off-campus setting, students apply knowledge learned in the previous three courses through interactions with cultures other than their own. (CCS300 for 2 credits, NCEP courses for 4 credits, or study abroad for 12+ credits)
For more information and course listings, click here
- Global Perspectives Colloquium (CCS400)
In the Global Perspectives Colloquium, advanced students (usually seniors) from multiple disciplines engage in critical reading and discussion. Students reflect on their distribution courses and cross-cultural experiences while also refining their writing skills.
- Sonography Program sample program and Carroll University
- Sample program at Aurora Health Care DMS: General and Vascular track