BSDMS – Cardiovascular Concentration Academic Plan

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A three-year academic plan of study (full-time three-semester academic year) for those with few or no prior college credits seeking a Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (BSDMS) Cardiovascular Concentration.

  • 120 Credits
  • 3 Years

Year 1//Semester 1

Course Number Course Title Credits
BI 156 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
EN 115 Composition and Professional Writing 3
MA 101 Intermediate Algebra 3
PS 105 Introduction to Psychology 3
SS 100 Student Success 1
DMS 110 Fundamentals of Medical Imaging & Healthcare 2
TOTAL 16

Year 1//Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Credits
BI 256 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
CH 122 General Chemistry 4
CM 100 Health Communication 3
DMS 100 Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Ergonomics 2
DMS 120 Principles of Radiologic Physics 3
TOTAL 16

Year 1//Summer Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Credits
Diversity Requirement 3
DMS 206 Patient Care in Sonography 2
DMS 208 Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation 3
DCS 214 Principles of EKG / Cardiovascular Physiology 2
DCS 222L Echo Sonography Lab 1
DCS 100 Introduction to Adult Echo Evaluation 1
TOTAL 12

Year 2//Semester 1

Course Number Course Title Credits
Ethics/Philosophy Requirement 3
General Elective 3
DCS 241C Clinical Sonography I 4
DMS 231 Vascular Sonography I 3
DCS 331 Adult Echocardiography I 3
TOTAL 16

Year 2//Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Credits
BU 221 Healthcare Economics 3
DCS 342C Clinical Sonography II 4
DMS 332 Vascular Sonography II 2
DCS 431 Adult Echocardiography II 3
DCS 371 Pediatric Echocardiography I 3
TOTAL 15

Year 2//Summer Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Credits
Humanities Elective 3
HS 204 History of Healthcare in the United States 3
DCS 372 Pediatric Echocardiography II 2
DMS 350 Physics Synthesis 1
DCS 443C Clinical Sonography III 4
DCS 461 Adult Echo III / Special Procedures 2
TOTAL 15

Year 3//Semester 1

Course Number Course Title Credits
BU 320 Foundations of Healthcare Management 3
PH 360 Contemporary Issues in Healthcare 3
DCS 444C Clinical Sonography IV 4
DMS 433 Vascular Sonography III - Abdomen 2
DCS 473 Pediatric Echocardiography III 3
TOTAL 15

Year 3//Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Credits
General Elective 3
Human Development Requirement 3
Social Science Elective 3
DCS 445C Clinical Sonography V 4
DCS 485 Sonography Synthesis (Vascular/Echo) 2
TOTAL 15

Credit Hour Ratio:  1 credit theory = 15 hrs; 1 credit lab (science) = 30 hrs; 1 credit lab (program) = 45 hrs; 1 credit clinical = 60 hrs

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