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The Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) is a sixty-two (62) credit full-time, day program designed to provide educational opportunities for individuals to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, values, and competencies for a career in diagnostic ultrasound.

The curriculum is based on requirements of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). Graduates will receive an Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and will be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography certification examination in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Abdomen and Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation (SPI).

Sonography program applications packets are available once a year during the FALL semester. Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted to the Division of Nursing and Allied Health office by the designated deadlines. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered for admission. A copy of the application and all supporting documents should be retained by the applicant since the Division of Nursing and Allied Health will retain all original documents. Correspondences will be sent to the applicant’s permanent address.


  • Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is competitive. It is important to note that meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and grade of “C” or higher in the required 29 hours of prerequisite courses listed below:

Course No. Course Title Credit Hours

MATH 101/110 College Algebra 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
PSYC 201 Introduction to Psychology 3
BIOL 230 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PHYS 200 Intro to Concepts in Physics 3
HLSC 110 Medical Terminology 3
PHIL 225 Biomedical Ethics 3
HUMN Humanities Elective 3

General Education and Prerequisite Credit Hours 29

  • A minimum score of 60 on the sonography entrance exam is required to be considered for admission to the program.
  • Students officially admitted to the program must complete an additional 4 semesters of sonography courses.
  • If a large pool of qualified applicants exist interviews may be required.

Please click on Information Sessions for a list of meetings at which you will receive all pertinent application and program information


If you have questions about the Sonography program

Or require curriculum planning or advising contact Martha Sealy Academic Advisor 225-216-8879

Micheal Beauford, Program Manager - 225-216-8046