College of Health and Science

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AAS)

Concordia University, St. Paul offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree program, which is designed to prepare students to work as health care professionals, to interact with other health care professionals and patients in a professional and ethical manner, to develop the best possible technical skills in sonography, and to demonstrate at all times the utmost respect and concern for the well-being of the patients they serve.

Graduates will be prepared to provide health care services as sonographers. The diagnostic medical sonographer works under the direction of a physician, using ultrasound imaging techniques for purposes of diagnosis.

Degree Requirements 

Associate of Applied Science degree consists of a minimum of 60 credits, which includes a minimum of 20 general education credits and a minimum of 30 program-related occupational or technical credits.  

Prerequisites (must be completed prior to starting the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program)
BIO 117Human Anatomy & Physiology for Sonography4
DMS 100Introduction to Ultrasound1
Introductory Physics for Biological and Health Sciences I * (4)
Quantitative Reasoning for Nursing * (3)
College Writing * (4)
Required
DMS 110Abdominal I3
DMS 120Gynecology I2
DMS 105Ultrasound Physics4
DMS 135Introduction to Vascular2
BIO 350Medical Terminology2
DMS 130Abdominal II4
DMS 140Ob/Gyn II3
DMS 155Vascular I3
DMS 150Small Parts2
DMS 160Ob/Gyn III2
DMS 175Vascular II3
DMS 180Special Procedures and Patient Care1
DMS 250Comprehensive Review, Diagnostic Medical Sonography3
DMS 200Medical Law and Ethics3
DMS 280Clinical Training I3
DMS 290Clinical Training II6
General Education Courses
THL 200Scripture and its interpretation: A Global Introduction to the Bible3
COM 103Interpersonal Communication4
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology4
ENG 120College Writing4
MAT 165Quantitative Reasoning for Nursing3
PHS 112Introductory Physics for Biological and Health Sciences I4
Total Credits73