The Bachelor of Science program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography offers a course of study that will prepare students for careers as Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (DMS). DMS combines biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology, with medicine in the application of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool. Students may elect to enter the program for the B.S. in Diagnostic Medical Sonography in which the first three years of classes would be at Lewis University with the remaining classes at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Another option is for students to complete the normal four-year B.S. in Biology and then apply for admission to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for a certificate program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
A grade of C or better must be earned in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in the sequence.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography majors may take a Biology class only two times. If a student has not achieved a minimum of a C after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class.
The Biology Department will award 3 hours of credit for our general education class 02-100 (Introduction to Biology) when students have received a score of 4 or 5 on AP tests. We do not award any credit for major classes based on AP scores.
II. The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by the successful completion of the following courses that contain strong writing components: General Biology Labs I and II, Microbiology Lab, and Research Methods.