Sonography

The Sonography Program trains students as highly skilled professionals that produce patient examinations using diagnostic ultrasound under the supervision of a doctor of medicine or osteopathy. Diagnostic medical sonography includes abdominal, obstetrical, vascular, cardiac, and various sub-specialties. Sonography prepares students to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers examinations and prepares graduates to sit for the physics, abdomen, OB/GYN, and vascular registries.

Degrees Offered See the program-specific requirements. (PDF)

Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Newman University students practice their sonography skills
The trend toward less expensive and non-harmful diagnostic testing makes ultrasound a growing field.

Prominent Careers

  • There is a strong, nationally-projected need for technologists.
  • Sonographers work in a variety of settings, including urban or rural medical centers and clinics.
  • The average annual starting salary is $40,000-$45,000.

The sonographer:

  • Provides patient care and education
  • Obtains and reviews patient history
  • Performs appropriate procedures recording anatomical, pathological, and/or physiological data for interpretation by a physician
  • Records and processes sonographic data

Watch a Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography career video.

The ultrasound curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Science in Sonography degree and the eligibility to take the following American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) examinations; Physics, Abdomen, Ob/Gyn, and Vascular Technology.

More Information

The Sonography program is 21 months in length with five selected students starting in the fall of each year (there are two pre-professional courses that will be taken the summer prior to beginning the professional program). The program consists of lectures, laboratory exercises and rotations through a variety of clinical facilities. The didactic instruction is closely integrated with the clinical education to provide you with a well-rounded theoretical and clinical education.

Requirements

The following options for consideration for admission to the Sonography program are requirements set forth by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) and Newman University:

To Apply :

Application deadline is March 1 of the current year.  You must be accepted to Newman University, have all transcripts submitted for evaluation, and fulfill all the requirements outlined in the admissions packet  by the deadline to be eligible for that year.

Admission to the program is separate from admission to Newman.  A student may apply to the program once the following requirements are met:

Option #1:

Completion of the Newman University’s general education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree

OR

Associate of Science/Art from a two year accredited college along with the required articulation courses of one philosophy and one theology

 AND

The following prerequisite courses completed; Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and college Physics. 

(OR)

Option #2:

Bachelors’ degree from a four year accredited University along with the required articulation courses of one philosophy and one theology

AND

The following prerequisite courses completed: Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and college Physics.

 Minimum overall GPA must be 3.0 with a C average in all required courses.

 All coursework must be completed or in progress at program application (done by May of the current year).

 If the educational criteria are met and all forms are received, you will be contacted for an interview by the Sonography selection committee.  Program selection is determined by points awarded for overall GPA, specific course grades, pre-admission testing and the interview.