Compassionate care, inspired healing.

As a health care professional, you’re inspired to give of yourself to help and heal others – and have a passion for lifelong learning. At Marian, we understand your commitment to the medical field and strive to help you achieve your potential through our diagnostic medical sonography completion program.

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For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

Liberal arts core, 45 credits:

A course designed to enhance students’ composition and critical-thinking skills, by providing experiences with a range of writing strategies, with emphasis on expository and argumentative prose. Students develop their awareness of the resources of language and of the stages in the writing process. The course aims to make students competent in standard edited English and to prepare them for the writing they will do in college and in their careers. The course also introduces students to the principles of college research, with emphasis on analytical reading of research material, focused use of sources, and the methodology of citation and documentation. It acquaints students with techniques of interviewing and conducting surveys, as well as with search strategies involving resources in print. The course provides guidance for students as they apply research principles to subjects within their disciplines or areas of interest.

ART Art elective
MUS Music elective
ENG Literature elective
BIO Biological, ecological, or environmental science elective
PHS Physical science, chemistry, or physics elective
MAT Mathematics elective
SOC Sociology elective
PSY General Psychology or Human Development

A survey of world civilizations from the 16th century to the present. Exploration of the cultural, political and economic development of humankind in a global context.

HIS 2xx History elective

An introduction to Christian theology understood as the critical and reflective study of God’s revelation through the person, life, and teaching of Jesus Christ and of the implications of this revelation. Proceeding from the Catholic intellectual tradition and incorporating perspectives of other Christian traditions, this study aims to present theology as a striving for the harmony of faith and reason. Through critical study and reflection, students are introduced to specific concepts, terminology, and methodologies needed to participate well in on-going theological dialogue. Students have the opportunity to apply and reflect on their knowledge in written work, presentations, service-learning, community service, and/or retreat experiences.

THE 2xx Theology elective

This introductory philosophy course builds on the critical reading and thinking outcomes students will have achieved in the First Year Seminar, and prepares students for their future studies and for life by leading them to develop their abilities in three outcome areas: Interpretive Reasoning, Critical Reasoning, and Global Citizenship. Through engagement with historical, multicultural, and contemporary texts students will learn how to interpret texts, move from evidence to conclusions, and use their interpretations and conclusions to live a more examined life.

PHI 2xx Philosophy elective
PHI 200: Bioethics recommended

Diagnostic medical sonography courses, 60 credits:

Two-year diagnostic medical sonography program from an accredited school of diagnostic medical sonography (transferred as DMS 380, 390, 395, 400, 410, and 415).

0-5 credits:

University electives

Choose one of the following minors:

Business administration minor

The Program
The diagnostic medical sonography completion program features a specialized two-year curriculum with a focus on Marian’s core liberal arts courses and preparatory coursework. With your two-year sonography certification, you’ll already have earned 60 credits toward your bachelor’s degree. As part of the diagnostic medical sonography program, you will gain a valuable foundation of knowledge. Students in the program earn a minor in business administration, communication, information technology, leadership, management or marketing.

The Convenience
As a student in the program, you’ll engage in flexible, convenient courses that are centered on helping you achieve your personal and professional goals. Marian’s program is offered on ground in Appleton, Fond du Lac and West Allis, allowing working professionals to earn their degree in a way that meets their needs. Delivered in a 100% online format or on ground in Appleton, Fond du Lac and West Allis, the diagnostic medical sonography completion program at Marian allows you to complete your bachelor’s degree and fulfill your career goals, all while providing the best possible care to your patients.


Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography completion program is completed during the application process of Marian University. Diagnostic Medical Sonography students are required to complete all course work with a 2.0 GPA average.


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Adult and Online Studies