May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Allied Health, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS), BS

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121–123 semester hours of credit required for degree

This program is designed to prepare competent, entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) certification. The degree awarded is a bachelor of science in allied health—DMS.

Program Requirements

Complete an associate of science in pre-medical imaging studies degree that includes some of the requirements for the diagnostic medical sonography (DMS) program. Once students meet the criteria for admission to the DMS program, they can move into the bachelor’s program. Students without previous college credits are encouraged to work with their advisor.

General Education Requirements 

All students are required to complete a minimum of 9 semester hours in each of the three areas of humanities, social science, and science/mathematics. A Semester hour consists of one hour per week in a classroom per semester or two to three hours in laboratory or fieldwork per semester. This requirement is based on the conviction that a baccalaureate degree represents more than expertise in a specific field. Students broaden themselves by taking courses in academic areas that have traditionally been at the heart of an undergraduate  education. Students should work closely with advisors in selecting courses appropriate to their interests and academic needs. For more information regarding the General Education Requirements, please see the navigation bar in the catalog or General Education  .

Courses taken on pass/no pass basis may not be used to satisfy the university distribution requirement. Both semester-long and certain module courses may be used to satisfy distribution requirements.


Admission Requirements for the Ultrasound Program

  • 3.0 grade point average (GPA) required
  • 61 credits of pre-requisite courses completed prior to program entry

Some Key Required Pre-Requisite Courses

Grade of “C” or better in the following courses:

Additional Preclinical Requirements

  • Active certification in CPR/BLS
  • FBI fingerprint, background check, and Pennsylvania child abuse clearance
  • Physical and drug clearance
  • Interview with the Crozer-Chester DMS program director
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license required within 6 months of clinical start, if not active in direct patient care (program director determination)

Students will receive Widener credit for all Crozer-Chester courses and clinicals and will be required to complete their courses and clinicals in consecutive semesters. Sitting for national registry boards in physics, abdomen, and ob/gyn are also a requirement for graduation.


See Course Descriptions  for required prerequisites and corequisites

General Education (33 Credits)

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  • Flex Course 3 Credit(s)
  • Three Humanities courses 9 Credit(s)
  • Two Social Science courses 6 Credit(s)
  • Four Math/Science courses 15 Credit(s)

Electives (9 Credits)

  • Three Free electives 9 Credit(s)

DMS Courses (51 Credits)

Total Credits: 121

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at

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