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.

Curriculum

Class of 2023

Subject to change for Class of 2024

Year One

Fall Semester
Course Credits
RC 101 First Year Seminar 1 3
EN 105 Writing Seminar 12 3
MA 100a College Algebra 2 3
PS 203 Introduction to Psychology 1 3
BI 105 Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab 12 4
Total 16
Spring Semester
Course Credits
EN 106 Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking 13 3
PY 101 Introduction Physics for Health Sciences 2 3
MI 101 Exploring Medical Imaging 2 1
MA 210 Statistics 12 3
BI 106 Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab 12 4
Total 14

Year Two

Fall Semester
Course Credits
ID 304 Exploring Ethics 1 3
ID 230 Interdependence of Health Professions 1 3
Philosophy 1 3
Religious Studies 1 3
History 1 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
Course Credits
DMS 300 Fundamentals of Sonography 3
DMS 302 Sonography and Patient Care 3
Literature 1 3
Expressive Art 1 3
Total 12

Year Three

Fall Semester
Course Credits
DMS 310 Sonography Physics and Instrumentation I 4
DMS 320 Abdominal Sonography I 5
DMS 330 Gynecologic Sonography 2
DMS 400 Applied Sonography I 3
Total 14
Spring Semester
Course Credits
DMS 311 Sonography Physics and Instrumentation II 4
DMS 321 Abdominal Sonography II 4
DMS 331 Obstetric Sonography 2
DMS 401 Applied Sonography I 1
DMS 390 Clinical Practicum I 4 3
Total 14
Summer Semester
Course Credits
DMS 391 Clinical Practicum II 5
Total 5

Year Four

Fall Semester
Course Credits
DMS 322 General Sonography 4
DMS 332 Advanced OB 5
DMS 410 Vascular Sonography I 4
DMS 480 Clinical Practicum III 3
Total 16
Spring Semester
Course Credits
Leadership in Medical Imaging 1 3
DMS 430 Advanced Seminars in Sonography 5
DMS 411 Vascular Sonography II 3
DMS 482 Clinical Practicum IV 4 3
Total 14
  1. Core educational requirement
  2. Prerequisite course
  3. First Year Seminar linked course
  4. Winter session start

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 120.
  • Junior and Senior year: DMS 390 Clinical Practicum I and DMS 481 Clinical Practicum IV start in the January intersession.
  • Subject to change for Class of 2024. Please check back prior to fall semester 2020.
  • Admission and Progression Policies

    This policy will be effective for admission to the university for September 2019

    Section A: Admission Policy

    The diagnostic medical sonography program is considered competitive due to the limited number of students admitted into the program, which is based on clinical placements. Each pathway into the program and process is listed below.

    High School Students: Direct Accept

    To be considered direct accept into the diagnostic medical sonography program from high school, students must meet the following minimum criteria in high school:

    • 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) (based on a 4.0 scale)
    • 4 years of natural science courses (2 with a laboratory)
    • 4 years of math courses (Algebra I, II, and Geometry, Pre-Calculus/Calculus/Statistics)

    Once at Regis, all students must meet the matriculation and progression requirements list below in Sections B and C. Students apply to Regis through the Undergraduate Admission Office. Details about the application process should be directed to the Undergraduate Admission Office.

    College Transfer Students

    Students at other colleges may transfer to Regis and may compete for entry into the diagnostic medical sonography program if the student meets the criteria in Sections B and C. These decisions are made in conjunction with the Office of Undergraduate Admission and the faculty of the diagnostic medical sonography program.

    No student is guaranteed diagnostic medical sonography technology program admission even if she/he meets the basic requirements for diagnostic medical sonography technology program admission. During each fall term, Regis will admit a designated, pre-established number of qualified students based on clinical capacity into the Regis diagnostic medical sonography technology program for the following fall semester. The decision will be based, primarily, on the student’s grade point average to date, with particular attention to the quality of his/her performance and grade the prerequisite courses listed below, along with the interview by the program faculty.

    Those who meet the basic criteria for program admission, but who do not gain entry may be waitlisted and considered if an opening occurs. These candidates will be judged as before, against all candidates and, thus, program admission is not assured. A student denied admission to diagnostic medical sonography technology program may continue in another academic major so long as she/he remains in good academic standing and meets the qualifications of that academic major and Regis.

    Details about the application process for transfer students should be directed to the Undergraduate Admission Office.

    Academic Year 2020-2021

    The diagnostic medical sonography courses start spring semester 2021. Transfer applicants, who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, may be accepted on a contingent basis so long as their prerequisite course work is in progress and scheduled to be completed prior to spring 2021. Program faculty will aid in this process for transfer students who have outstanding prerequisites.

    Students must receive a "B-" or higher the following program prerequisite courses.

    • Anatomy and Physiology I and II with Laboratory
    • College Algebra or higher math a
    • Statistics (math based)
    • Introductory to Physics for Health Sciences b
    1. Introduction to algebra or preparatory math/algebra based courses will not meet this criteria.
    2. General Physics/Radiographic Physics or Physics I will meet this prerequisite.
    Additional Prerequisites

    No course grade below a "C" in the following prerequisites: c

    • English 105 Writing Seminar I
    • English 106 Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking
    • ID 304 Exploring Ethics
    • PS 203 Introduction to Psychology
    1. No more than 1 pre-requisite course can be repeated in order to be eligible for acceptance into the program. Prerequisites must be taken at Regis College, unless the course is not offered at which time it needs to be approved by the program director to be taken at an outside college/university.

    Section B: Matriculation

    In order to matriculate into the professional program, all students must minimally meet the following criteria:

    1. Have a minimum 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)
    2. No course grade below a "B-" in the following prerequisites I
      • BI 105 Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab)
      • BI 106 Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab)
      • PY 101 Introductory Physics for Health Professions II
      • MA 100A College Algebra III
      • MA 210 Statistics (math/algebra based)
    3. No course grade below a "C" in the following prerequisites: I
      • EN 105 Writing Seminar I
      • EN 106 Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking
      • ID 304 Exploring Ethics
      • PS 203 Introduction to Psychology
    4. Have an interview with the program faculty. (Direct accept students still need to have an interview during their 2nd year of college; however, they are guaranteed a spot in the program as long as number 1, 2, and 3 above are met).
    1. No more than 1 pre-requisite course can be repeated in order to be eligible for acceptance into the program. Prerequisites must be taken at Regis College, unless the course is not offered at which time it needs to be approved by the program director to be taken at an outside college/university.
    2. General Physics/Radiographic Physics or Physics I will meet this prerequisite.
    3. Introduction to algebra or preparatory math/algebra based courses will not meet this criteria.

    Section C: Progression

    Once in the diagnostic medical sonography program, students must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and must pass each course within the professional curriculum as outlined online and in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Handbook with a "B-" or better in all DMS courses including clinical internships. If a student fails a course, he/she will not be able to progress to the next semester and will be required to repeat the course the following year if the student wishes to remain in the diagnostic medical sonography program and if space permits. After failing 2 courses, students would have to reapply to the program as noted in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Student Handbook that is provided to students during orientation to the diagnostic medical sonography program or by requesting the process from the program director.

    Updated April 2020

Program Director