During their first year students fulfill general education requirements and program prerequisite requirements. Students enter the professional component of the program in the sophomore year. The professional component of the program includes didactics and clinical rotations through medical centers in the greater Boston area. A liberal arts education prepares students to be effective communicators, to understand diverse populations, and develop strong critical thinking skills; all key traits of an effective sonographer.

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Curriculum

Year One

Fall Semester
Course Credits
RC 101 First Year Seminar 1 3
EN 105 Writing Seminar 1, 2 3
MA 100A College Algebra 1, 2 3
Philosophy Core 1 3
BI 105 Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab 1, 2 4
Total 16
Spring Semester
Course Credits
EN 106 Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking 1, 3 3
PY 101 Introduction Physics for Health Sciences 1, 2 3
MI 101 Exploring Medical Imaging 1
Expressive Arts 1 3
BI 106 Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab 1, 2 4
ID 230 Interdependence of Health Professions 1 3
Total 17

Year Two

Fall Semester
Course Credits
DMS 250 Introduction to Sonography 2
DMS 252 Sectional Sonography I 4
DMS 254 Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation I 4
DMS 256 Scanning Laboratory I 3
ID 304 Exploring Ethics 1 3
Total 16
Spring Semester
Course Credits
DMS 258 Sonography and Patient Care 2
DMS 260 Sectional Sonography II 4
DMS 262 Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation II 4
DMS 264 Scanning Laboratory II 3
DMS 266 Hemodynamics and Doppler Sonography 1
Religious Studies 1 3
Total 17

Year Three

Fall Semester
Course Credits
DMS 350 Abdominal and Subspecialty Sonography I 5
DMS 352 Obstetrics/Gynecologic Sonography I 2
DMS 354 Vascular Sonography I 3
DMS 356 Scanning Laboratory III 1
DMS 358 Clinical Practicum I 5 3
Total 14
Spring Semester
Course Credits
DMS 360 Abdominal and Subspecialty Sonography II 5
DMS 362 Obstetrics/Gynecologic Sonography II 2
DMS 364 Pediatric Sonography 2
DMS 366 Clinical Practicum II 4, 5 3
Literature or History 1 3
Total 15
Summer Semester
Course Credits
DMS 368 Clinical Practicum III (four days) 3
DMS 370 Vascular Sonography II 3
Total 6

Year Four

Fall Semester
Course Credits
DMS 450 Obstetrics/Gynecologic Sonography III 2
DMS 452 Vascular Sonography III 3
DMS 454 Breast Sonography 2
DMS 456 Musculoskeletal Sonography 3
DMS 458 Clinical Practicum IV 5 3
Total 13
Spring Semester
Course Credits
MI 408 Leadership in Medical Imaging 1 3
DMS 460 DMS Capstone and Research Methods 5
DMS 462 Fetal Echocardiography 2
DMS 464 Clinical Practicum V 4, 5 3
Literature or History 1 3
Total 16
  1. Core educational requirement
  2. Prerequisite course, must achieve a B- in MA 100A, BI 105, BI 106, and PY 101 and C in all other prerequisites
  3. First Year Seminar linked course
  4. Winter session start
  5. Three days

Important Reminders

  • Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B), achieve a B- in MA 100A, BI 105, BI 106, and PY 101 and C in all other prerequisites and “MI” courses, and a “B-” in all DMS courses.
  • Students must complete the core educational requirements and all DMS Courses. Total program credits 130.

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