Admission/Degree Requirements - Diagnostic Medical Sonography | Radiation Sciences Programs

Admission/Degree Requirements - Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Admission Requirements: Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)     Sonography of a kidney

  • Prerequisite Courses:
    • Rhetoric:   RHET:1030 Rhetoric
    • Natural Science: anatomy, one of these:
      • HHP:1100  Human Anatomy
      • HHP:1150  Human Anatomy with Lab
      • HHP:3105  Anatomy for Human Physiology
      • HHP:3115  Anatomy for Human Physiology with Lab
      • ACB:3110  Principles of Human Anatomy
    • AND: physiology, one of these:
      • HHP:1300  Fundamentals of Human Physiology
      • HHP:1350  Fundamentals of Human Physiology with Lab
      • HHP:3500  Human Physiology
      • HHP:3550  Human Physiology with Lab
    • AND: physics, one of these:
      • PHYS:1400 Basic Physics  
      • PHYS:1511 College Physics I
    • Psychology:   PSY:1001  Elementary Psychology
    • Quantitative/Formal Reasoning one of these:
      • MATH:1440  Math for the Biological Sciences
      • MATH:1020  Elementary Functions
    • General Education: 3sh from 2 of the following areas:  
      • Diversity and Inclusion (DI)
      • Historical Perspectives (HP)
      • International and Global Issues (IGI)
      • Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts (LVPA)
      • Values and Culture (VC)
    •  Medical Terminology:  CLSA:3750  Medical and Technical Terminology
  • Prerequisites courses must be completed by June 1 with one exception: physics may be completed in the summer semester.
  • 2.5 minimum cumulative college GPA
  • Two years of high school world language is a prerequisite to the professional program.
  • International students and students whose first language is not English:  must satisfy all UI Admissions requirements, complete the English Language Requirements for Admission, and have clearance to take a full academic load.

Recommended for all professional programs (tracks):

  • Job shadowing, patient care experience, and research of professional field(s)
  • RSP:1100  Introduction to Radiation Sciences
  • CS:1020  Principles of Computing or MSCI:1500  Business Computing Essentials
  • STAT:1020  Elementary Statistics or STAT:4143  Introduction to Statistical Methods

Notes:    

  • Separate application for competitive selection to the professional track due by January 15.
  • Admission to a Radiation Sciences program is not guaranteed.
  • Application and selection process is required due to limited clinical openings.
  • Personal interview on campus for invited applicants.
  • Transfer students:  Apply to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Radiation Sciences Interest by mid December.  Also see the Transfer Credits link on the Student Resources tab.

Degree Requirements:

1)  One of the following professional Radiation Sciences tracks:

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography and General and Vascular (3 year track) – 8 students
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Cardiac and Vascular (3 year track) – 6 students

2)  Semester hour and GPA Requirements:

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative and UI GPA
  • Complete all track courses with a C or above

FIRST YEAR - FRESHMAN

1st Semester Fallsh2nd Semester Springsh
RHET:1030  Rhetoric4Human  Physiology3-5
BIOL:1140 Human Biology* OR Human Anatomy3-5Human Anatomy (if not completed in fall) or Physics3-5
MATH:1440 Math for Biological Sciences4PSY:1001  Elementary Psych3
DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC3CLSA:3750 Medical Terminology2
RSP:1100  Introduction to Radiation Sciences**1DI, IGI, HP, LVPA, or VC3
Subtotal15-17Subtotal14-18
    
3rd Semester Summersh  
PHYS:1400 Basic Physics^3  
Subtotal3  
Total Freshman29-38  
    

*   Most students will need to complete Human Biology prior to Anatomy (based on academic strength)
** Strongly recommended, not required
^   Physics may be completed in the spring or summer semester.  Summer is recommended if both Anatomy and Physiology are taken in the spring.

-   Students are advised for success, based on academic strength, not necessarily for a 4-year plan.
-   Prerequisites may take more than one year to complete.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Both Tracks:

SECOND YEAR - SOPHOMORE

1st Semester Fallsh2nd Semester Springsh
RSP:2110  Pathology for Radiation Sciences2RSP:3210  Medical Ethics & Law2
RSP:2120  Patient Care for Radiation Sciences3RSCT:4100  Sect Anatomy for Imaging Sci (online)3
STAT:1020  Elementary Stats and Inference*(3)RSCI:4130  ECG & Hemodynamics (online)3
RSCI:4110  Vascular Anatomy (online)3RSMS:3110  Foundations of Sonography           3
CS:1020  Principles of Computing or(3)RSMS:3111  Foundations of Sonography Lab1
MSCI:1500  Business Computing Essentials*(2)RSMS:3115  DMS Clinical Internship I2
Subtotal8Subtotal14
  Total Sophomore22

General & Vascular

THIRD YEAR – JUNIOR GENERAL

1st Semester Fallsh2nd Semester Springsh
RSMS:3120  Abdominal Sonography I3RSMS:3230  Sonography Princ, Physics and Instr3
RSMS:3121  Abdominal Sonography I Lab1RSMS:3231  Sonography Princ, Physics and Instr Lab1
RSMS:3130  OB & Gyn Sonography I3RSMS:3240  Abdominal Sonography II3
RSMS:3131  OB & Gyn Sonography I Lab1RSMS:3250  OB & Gyn Sonography II3
RSMS:3140  Vascular Sonography I3RSMS:3270  Vascular Sonography II3
RSMS:3141  Vascular Sonography I Lab1RSMS:3215  DMS Clinical Internship II3
Subtotal12Subtotal16
    
3rd Semester Summer   
RSMS:3325  Abdominal Sonography II Lab1  
RSMS:3376  Vascular Sonography II Lab1  
RSMS:3260  Breast Sonography* (online)(2)  
RSMS:3300  Pediatric Sonography* (online)(3)  
RSMS:3315  DMS Clinical Internship III4  
Subtotal6Total Junior34

FOURTH YEAR – SENIOR GENERAL

1st Semester Fallsh2nd Semester Springsh
RSMS:4110  Advanced Sonography 3RSP:3220  Rad Sci QM & Healthcare Admin (online)2
RSMS:4111  Advanced Sonography Lab1RSMS:4220  Multidisciplinary Capstone Seminar3
RSMS:4115  DMS Clinical Internship IV5RSMS:4215  DMS Clinical Internship V5
RSP:4110  Research Methodologies for Rad Sci3Electives if needed(0-11)
Subtotal12Subtotal10
  Total Senior22
  Total DMS GEN/VASC78

Cardiac & Vascular

THIRD YEAR – JUNIOR CARDIAC

1st Semester Fallsh2nd Semester Springsh
RSMS:3100  Cardiac Sonography I3RSMS:3230  Sonography Princ, Physics and Instr3
RSMS:3101  Cardiac Sonography I Lab1RSMS:3231  Sonography Princ, Physics and Instr Lab1
RSMS:3150  Cardiac Physiology & Hemodynamics3RSMS:3205  Cardiac Sonography II3
RSMS:3140  Vascular Sonography I3RSMS:3206  Cardiac Sonography II Lab1
RSMS:3141  Vascular Sonography I Lab1RSMS:3270  Vascular Sonography II3
Electives if needed(0-3)RSMS:3215  DMS Clinical Internship II3
Subtotal11Subtotal14
    
3rd Semester Summer   
RSMS:3376  Vascular Sonography II Lab1  
RSMS:3315  DMS Clinical Internship III4  
Subtotal5Total Junior30

FOURTH YEAR – SENIOR CARDIAC

1st Semester Fallsh2nd Semester Springsh
RSMS:4110  Advanced Sonography 3RSP:3220  Rad Sci QM & Healthcare Admin (online)2
RSMS:4111  Advanced Sonography Lab1RSMS:4220  Multidisciplinary Capstone Seminar3
RSMS:4120  Advanced Cardiac Sonography3RSMS:4215  DMS Clinical Internship V5
RSMS:4121  Advanced Cardiac Sonography Lab1Electives if needed(0-8)
RSMS:4115  DMS Clinical Internship IV5  
RSP:4110  Research Methodologies for Rad Sci3  
Subtotal16Subtotal10
  Total Senior26
  TOTAL DMS CARD/VAS78

*Recommended, not required