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The Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography completion program was created for working medical sonographers who want to earn their degree in a convenient and flexible format. Students complement their diagnostic imaging clinical background and build on their experience with a bachelor’s degree. Graduate faster as Marian grants 60 credit hours with a certification from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). Featuring coursework designed to be interactive with faculty and peers within each class, graduates will experience advantages in this highly competitive field, having spent time practicing and studying multiple specialties.

Our Diagnostic Medical Sonography BS Completion Program offers:

  • 100% online classes that are just seven weeks long
  • Six entry points each year
  • Only one course required per term, to offer you the maximum work-life balance
  • Courses covering a solid foundation in liberal arts
  • A variety of minor options to tailor the degree to your career
  • Learning based on real-world applications to help students make an immediate impact

Learn to stand out in a highly competitive field.

    The completion program is only for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
    Are you a credentialed Sonographer?

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    Are You Qualified for the Sonography Bachelor Completion Program?

    I am already an ultrasound tech / sonographer

    I have completed all my clinical training through an associate degree or technical program

    I am credentialed through either ARDMS or CCI

    I am close to becoming credentialed and want to explore Marian’s bachelor’s program

    If you do not meet the criteria for our completion program, Marian offers you options! Through our on-campus BS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, become a ultrasound tech in 4 years. If you would like to study online, we suggest either the BS in Health Care Administration or the BS in Interdisciplinary Studies. With Marian's generous transfer credit policy, you may be closer to your bachelor's degree than you may think.

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    The Marian University Diagnostic Medical Sonography BS Completion Program complements the healthcare knowledge students already have with a broad range of liberal arts courses, including classes in psychology, history, philosophy, and more.

    General Education Courses

    As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.  Gen eds are required regardless of your major.

    All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:

    • Mathematical Reasoning
    • Argumentative and Research Writing
    • Introduction to Christian Theology
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Introduction to Ethical Reasoning

    Core Courses

    Sonography completion majors will take courses covering topics such as:

    • Medical terminology
    • Pathophysiology
    • Bioethics
    • Physics
    • Anatomy and physiology

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

    Sample Course Plan:
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    Liberal arts core, 30 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 – Online

    Healthcare Administration Minor – Online

    Psychology Minor – Online

    The Marian University Diagnostic Medical Sonography BS Completion Program is designed for students who have successfully completed a DMS program through an accredited school or hospital and earned certification through ARDMS or CCI.

    The Marian University Diagnostic Medical Sonography BS Completion Program provides students with a foundation in the liberal arts, building on their experiences to develop strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students will also choose a minor from the following options: Business Administration, History, Management, Healthcare Administration, and Psychology.

    Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    To be accepted into the Marian University Diagnostic Medical Sonography BS Completion Program, you must:

    • Possess an ARDMS or CCI credential (with education from an accredited school or hospital program)
    • Have a 2.0 GPA or higher
    • Complete the application process by clicking here
    • Submit official transcript(s)

    Teri Durkin, M.S.
    Academic Advisor

    Tracey Marx, M.A.
    Assistant Dean for Adult and Online Studies


    Tuition information for this program can be found here.

    Term Starts & Application Deadlines

    Terms Application Deadline Term Start
    Fall II 2020 October 19th October 26th

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    For more information, please email or call 920-923-8726.