Finish Your Degree 100% Online

Marian’s Online Bachelor’s Completion in Diagnostic Medical Sonography gives our students flexibility as they complete their degree while maintaining a busy professional schedule. At Marian, you will complement your diagnostic imaging background with liberal arts topics and your choice of available minors.

Our robust Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree offers:

  • Classes that are completely online and on your schedule. Each class takes just 7 weeks to complete.
  • Maximum work-life balance – only one course is required per term
  • 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

In addition, your certification from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) immediately grants you 60 credit hours toward earning your bachelor’s at Marian University.

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Marian’s program complements your healthcare knowledge with a broad range of liberal arts courses. Choose from classes in psychology, history, philosophy, and more. In addition, you will earn a fully-online minor in Business Administration, paving the way for advancement in your career.

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

Marian’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography completion program is designed for students who have successfully completed a DMS program through an accredited school or hospital and earned certification through ARDMS.

This 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, Marketing, Healthcare Administration, Psychology.

Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

To be accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, you must:

  • Possess an ARDMS 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)

Marian is a recognized leader in this field and offers the degree completion program completely online. Completing your bachelor’s degree online will give you an opportunity to take courses in business, philosophy, history, religion and more. Meet a few of our faculty for this program…

Dr. Mark Lafrenz – Dr. Lafrenz received his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.  His areas of interest include the philosophy of art, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. His current research interests include: differences in the mechanisms of reference for natural kind terms (e.g., “water”) and cultural kind terms, with particular emphasis on the reference of the term “art”; the metaphysics of artistic appropriation, with particular attention to the conditions under which, through appropriation, non-art productions of non-Western cultures can be brought into the class of artworks; conditions for the trans-temporal identity of composite artifacts, and; debates surrounding contextualism in epistemology. Dr. Lafrenz has taught courses for Marian University since 2015, including sections of The Examined Life (Philosophy 132), Business Ethics (Philosophy 231), and Bioethics (Philosophy 220).

Andy Kukec. Andy Kukec has been teaching at Marian University since 2008. He teaches in the Adult and Online Studies format, as well as in the traditional on-campus setting. He teaches in the areas of Theology and Leadership. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Adult Education from Ottawa University and an MA from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana. He received the Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year Award in 2015-2016. He is currently studying with the Institute of Integral Studies which leads to a PhD in Transformative Studies with an Focus on Integral Studies.

Therese Gedemer. Therese Gedemer is a seasoned Business Executive, with specialization in Labor Relations and Negotiation, and strengths in the Transportation and Distribution industries.  She has over 20 years of experience in Operations, Human Resource Management including Retention, Benefits and Safety, Quality Control and Regulation.  She excels in areas of employee retention and motivation, as well as project management and Corporate strategy.  Therese has been an instructor at Marian University for over 5 years, and teaches various Business, Human Resource, Managerial, and Operations courses in an accelerated format, both online and in-person.

Tuition information for this program can be found here.

Term Starts & Application Deadlines

Terms Application Deadline Term Start
Fall I 2019 Aug 26th Sep 3rd
Fall II 2019 Oct 14th Oct 21st

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