Associate of Applied Science - Firelands

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Are you passionate about the world of medical imaging? Step forward with our diagnostic medical sonography program at BGSU Firelands. 

Sonographers demonstrate behavior and ethics consistent with standards and ethics of all imaging science professionals. Sonographers are involved in critical thinking skills, clinical decision making and patient education. Featuring a new lab, the program includes curriculum offerings including abdominal sonography extended, Obstetrics and Gynecology Sonography, and Vascular sonography. Students benefit from the small class size and increased attention from each instructor.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program has selective enrollment. A program-specific application is required for admittance to the program.

Program informational meetings

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Discover what makes Diagnostic Medical Sonography at BGSU Firelands an excellent choice

  • Quality Learning: Our curriculum focuses on real-world applications for ultrasound, ensuring you're prepared for a successful career. 
  • State-of-the-art facility: With our new lab, you will benefit from using the latest technology and techniques 
  • Personal Growth: Enhance your skills and position yourself as a future leader in medical imaging.  

Career - what can you do with a Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree from BGSU Firelands? 

  • Enjoy a rewarding career as a diagnostic medical sonographer. 
  • Explore roles in clinical settings
  • Benefit from competitive salaries

With our program, you'll not only advance your career but also contribute to the well-being of your community by contributing to critical medical imaging services. 

Career paths

  • Diagnostic medical sonographer
  • Vascular sonographer
  • Career advancement opportunities in education, administration, research, and in commercial companies 

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Clinical Rotations

Clinical Rotations are a critical part of our program, providing you with hands-on experience and the opportunity to apply your knowledge in real healthcare settings.

Curriculum - What will you learn in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program?

In the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, you will: 

  • Develop patient care skills to interact with patients in a variety of settings
  • Use technology to create diagnostic-quality sonographic images
  • Recognize the normal and pathological appearance of anatomy

Required courses

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Sample courses

  • Introduction to Medical Sonography 
  • Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation 
  • Abdominal Sonography 
  • Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography 
  • Clinical Practicum 

BGSU Firelands

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is part of the Applied Sciences at BGSU Firelands

The BGSU Firelands College Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Commission on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs: 9355-113th St. N, #7709 Seminole, FL 33775.

The BGSU DMS program is accredited in Abdominal Sonography – Extended and Obstetrics and Gynecology Sonography.

Updated: 02/15/2024 09:54AM