Academics

Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Academic Plan

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Academic Plan General Information

  • Curriculum is subject to change.
  • All RS and DMS courses are offered sequentially as listed and must be taken as such.
  • Courses with the prefix DMS are Bellin College sonography courses; all other course numbers reflect general education course requirements.
  • Each course is graded in its entirety. A student must be successful in all course components (i.e., class, lab, and/or clinical) to receive a passing grade. Course outcomes are represented in all course components.

BELLIN COLLEGE SONOGRAPHY PROGRAM

A three-year academic plan of study (full-time three-semester academic year) for those with few or no prior college credits and a science ACT score of 20 or above.

Note: Required general education coursework must be taken through accredited two and four year colleges. Contact the Bellin College Admissions Department for more information.

  • 120 Credits
  • 3 Year Program

Year 1//Semester I

Course Number Course Title Credits
ELECTIVE Communication Requirement 3
MA 101 Intermediate Algebra 3
BI 152/152L Principles of Biology 4
PH 202 Introduction to Medical Ethics 3
DMS 110 Fundamentals of Medical Imaging & Healthcare 2
TOTAL 15

Year 1//Semester II

Course Number Course Title Credits
ELECTIVE Anatomy & Physiology 5
CH 125 General Chemistry (No Lab) 4
DMS 120 Principles of Radiologic Physics 3
DMS 100 Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Ergonomics 2
TOTAL 14

Year 1//Summer Semester III

Course Number Course Title Credits
ELECTIVE Computer Requirement 3
DMS 206 Patient Care in Sonography 2
DMS 208 Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation 3
DMS 211 Abdominal Sonography I 3
DMS 240L Sonography Lab 1
DMS 261 OB/GYN Sonography I 3
TOTAL 15

Year 2//Semester I

Course Number Course Title Credits
Elective Psychology Requirement 3
DMS 221C Clinical Sonography I 4
DMS 231 Vascular Sonography I 2
DMS 312 Abdominal Sonography II 3
DMS 362 OB/GYN Sonography II 3
TOTAL 15

Year 2//Semester II

Course Number Course Title Credits
ELECTIVE Social Science Elective 3
DI 202 Diversity Issues in Health Care 3
DMS 322C Clinical Sonography II 4
DMS 332 Vascular Sonography II 3
DMS 350 Physics Synthesis 1
DMS 413 Abdominal Sonography III 2
TOTAL 16

Year 2//Summer Session III

Course Number Course Title Credits
ELECTIVE General Elective 3
HS 204 History of Healthcare 3
DMS 423C Clinical Sonography III 4
DMS 464 OB/GYN Sonography III 3
TOTAL 13

Year 3//Semester I

Course Number Course Title Credits
ELECTIVE General Elective 3
BU 320 Foundations of Health Care Management 3
DMS 424C Clinical Sonography IV 4
DMS 433 Vascular Sonography III-Abd 2
DMS 470 Specialized Sonography 3
TOTAL 15

Year 3//Semester II

Course Number Course Title Credits
ELECTIVE Humanities Elective 3
ELECTIVE General Elective 3
ELECTIVE Contemporary Issues in Health Care 3
HD 300 Adulthood and Aging 3
DMS 425C Clinical Sonography V 4
DMS 480 Sonography Synthesis 1
TOTAL 17

Program Credits:
58 General Education Credits
62 BSDMS Credits
120 Total Credits

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