Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS-BS) program prepares students for entry-level jobs in the sonography field. Students learn sonographic procedures in a variety of sub- specialties; these include abdominal, vascular, OBGYN, and echocardiography. In addition, students enhance their interpersonal communication skills, critical thinking, and cultural competencies. This will allow them to function effectively in a diverse workplace. Graduates of the DMS-BS program can work in doctors’ offices, hospitals, medical imaging centers, and other areas appropriate to this field of study.

The DMS-BS program is not programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), but students are eligible to sit for the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) examination of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) once they have passed the required Physics and Instrumentation courses. The SPI exam is the first of two required examinations that students must pass to earn their American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) credentials. Additionally, DMS-BS graduates are eligible to sit for the specialty area exams (abdominal, OBGYN, vascular and adult echocardiography) as defined in the ARDMS General Prerequisite Guidelines Prerequisite 3B. Changes in the current ARDMS prerequisite guidelines are not controlled by EIC, and the ARDMS may change it without notice.

The program contains a total of 122 credits; 68 of these credits are granted on completion of the required technical/major courses. The remaining 54 credits are granted upon completion of the required General Education courses, which cover the following areas: oral and written communications, mathematics, life and natural sciences, social sciences and art. These courses help students to develop the soft skills necessary for gaining employment and maintaining an atmosphere of lifelong learning. The program also requires the completion of an externship component; this aspect of the program is completed outside of Eastern International College’s campus.

Enjoy a rewarding educational experience at Eastern International College. Contact us to gain more information on our diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound) program, and schedule a visit at either our Jersey City campus or our Belleville campus, today!

program learning outcomes

The DMS-BS graduate will demonstrate competencies in procedural and clinical functions in non-invasive diagnostic medical sonography.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of anatomy and physiology, cross-sectional anatomy and pathology
  • Demonstrate knowledge of legal and ethical standards in the practice of the diagnostic medical sonography profession
  • Perform effectively procedures covered in non-invasive diagnostic medical sonography
  • Demonstrate proficiency in patient care including vital signs and patient safety
  • Demonstrate competency in obtaining, recording and printing scanned images
  • Demonstrate professional conduct in the workplace and/or externship site
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication and cultural sensitivity when dealing with patients and the healthcare team
  • Apply ethical and legal standards in dealing with patient information and in communicating this information with the healthcare team

General Education Coursework

Course Number Course Title Semester Credits
ART 101 Art Appreciation 3
BIO 101 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 102 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
COM 101 Computer Skills 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
ENG 301 Early American Literature 3
HIS 101 American History I 3
HIS 201 American History II 3
MAT 103 College Algebra 3
MAT 204 Fundamentals of Statistics 3
PHY 101 Fundamentals of Physics 4
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
REL 302 World Religions 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 301 Cultural Diversity 3
SPC 101 Interpersonal Communication 3
Total 54

program major courses

Course NumberCourse TitleSemester Credits
DMS 101Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
DMS 102Pathology3
DMS 103Patient Care and Assessment2
DMS 104Medical Law and Ethics2
DMS 105Physics and Instrumentation I3
DMS 106Physics and Instrumentation II3
DMS 200Abdominal Sonography I3
DMS 201Abdominal Sonography II3
DMS 202Obstetric and Gynecological Sonography I3
DMS 203Obstetric and Gynecological3
DMS 204Vascular Sonography4
DMS 311Abdominal Sonography III3
DMS 312Advanced Vascular Sonography2
DMS 314Adult Echocardiography I3
DMS 315Adult Echocardiography II3
DMS 317Advanced Case Study Critique3
DMS 318Advanced Test Registry and Review3
DMS 319Capstone Research3
DMS 400Clinical Externship16
Total 68

Total Program Credits = 122 Semester Credits
Program Length: 48 Months

Course Descriptions

Abbreviations

PSY Psychology
CVT Cardiovascular Technology
ENG English
MAT Math
BIO Biological Science
SPC Speech

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ADMISSIONS

Applicants to this program must follow program-specific criteria listed below. Each applicant will be interviewed and given a tour of the College by his/her assigned admissions representative. Information gathered during this meeting will be presented to the Campus Director for review. If said review results in a positive recommendation, the applicant is encouraged to proceed with the appropriate application process.

  • Minimum HS Diploma or recognized equivalency certificate (GED)
  • Complete Admissions Process

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