Medical Sonography Program
In an effort to meet the growing demand for professionally trained
sonographers/vascular technologists, Mount Mary College recently
added diagnostic medical sonography major to its undergraduate
Sonography is a diagnostic medical procedure using high frequency
sound waves to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues,
or blood flow inside the body. It is used in the detection and treatment
of heart disease, heart attack, and vascular disease.
Diagnostic medical sonography is a four-year program. The first
two years of the program are spent at the Mount Mary College campus
completing general education courses and prerequisites for the major.
The last two years of coursework are completed at Wheaton
Franciscan Healthcare-St. Francis hospitals. Transfer students must complete
a minimum of 32 credits at Mount Mary College prior to begin any coursework at Wheaton
Franciscan Healthcare-St. Francis.
Upon successful completion of coursework, students receive a Bachelor
of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (B.S., A.R.D.M.S. and/or
B.S., R.B.T.). Students can qualify to receive one or both of the
above degree designations based on which board examinations a student
qualifies for and passes.
Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and successfully complete the following
courses at Mount Mary College before they can apply to the Diagnostic
Medical Sonography major:
MAT 105 - Introductory Algebra
MAT 208 - Statistical Literacy (recommended but not required)
SYM 102 - Composition II
BIO 103 - Introductory Biology
BIO 212 - Human Physiology
PHY 105 - Physics Today
THY 351 - Theological Ethics in Healthcare (recommended for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare)
OCT 201 - Medical Terminology
BIO 211 - Human Anatomy
PSY 100 - Psychology of Human Adjustment or PSY 103 - Introduction
BIO 256 - Developmental Biology (recommended but not required)
General Education Requirement
More curriculum information -
Application Process -
All students must first be accepted into Mount Mary College. Students
may complete the Mount Mary application online.
During the fall term of a student’s second year at Mount Mary College
and upon the completion of specified courses (listed above), the
student completes an application to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Franciscan Healthcare-St. Francis makes the final decision as to which students
they select for the program.
For more information about this exciting major, please contact Dr.
Colleen Conway (414) 258-4810, ext. 402 or the Admission
Office (414) 256-1219.
Additional Resources -
Information about the medical sonographers profession can be found
through these online resources - Society
of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS) and the American
Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).