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

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
PS 203 Introduction to Psychology 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 (4 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.
  • 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 (DMS) 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 and transfer students with 16 or less credits: 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) and 3.0 in natural science and math courses (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)

    Applicants with 16 college credits or less must meet high school criteria listed above and have a minimum college GPA of 3.0.

    College Transfer Students

    Applications for admission directly into the sonography program will be reviewed in the spring semester for the following academic year. Students must have all prerequisite course work and requirements, listed below in sections B and C, completed.

    Academic Year 2020-2021

    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.

    Updated November 2020

Program Director