Sep 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences Major - Diagnostic Medical Sonography Emphasis

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Lucinda Glaser Health and Medical Sciences Articulation and Post Baccalaureate Programs Advisor Carroll University
Laura Sorenson Education Coordinator, School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Aurora Health Care
Michelle Cordio Program Director, School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Carroll University offers an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) through unique partnerships with Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) in Madison. This B.S. degree affords students additional career choices over earning the certificate alone. Students receive the benefits of close, personal attention during their first years at Carroll followed by two years of clinical experiences in each hospital partner’s School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and associated clinical sites. Once admitted to the hospital phase of the program, students complete coursework in a specialized track (general/vascular or cardiac/vascular) and rotate through diverse clinical placements in a small cohort of classmates.

Diagnostic medical sonographers enjoy employment in varied settings, including hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, diagnostic imaging centers and outpatient care centers. Additional opportunities are available in education, management and medical equipment sales related to sonography. Long-term employment prospects in this area are forecast to be excellent.

Entry into each hospitals’ professional phase is highly competitive. Acceptance of students into the professional phase of the program is determined solely by the admissions committee at each hospital’s independent School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the hospital phase and there are typically more applicants that seats available in the program. It is strongly recommended that students enrolled in this program have a parallel plan in the event clinical phase admission is not attained. This program requires students to attend class year-round. Courses completed in summer or winter terms will incur additional tuition fees. See the Admissions section  of the catalog or contact the Health and Medical Sciences Advisor for more details.

Accepted students transitioning into the clinical phase of the program must adhere to all policies and maintain all progression standards outlined and provided by their cooperating hospital partner. See the College of Health Science Progression Standards  section of the catalog for more details.


CMP 112  and CMP 114  satisfy the Bachelor of Science requirement. Students can also take BUS 114  or PBH 114  in place of CMP 114 . BUS 114  or PBH 114  can satisfy the CMP 114  requirement for the major and CMP 112  and CMP 114  or BUS 114  or PBH 114  will satisfy the Bachelor of Science requirement.

Required Support Courses

Bachelor of Science Requirements

The requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree are:


Each major may have specific course sequencing requirements. For specific requirements, see “Required Support Courses” within each major

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