Curriculum - Degree Option (DMS)

A student must earn a minimum of 124 credit hours to earn the Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree.

  • General Education Courses:  61 credit hours
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography Courses:  63 credit hours

General Education Requirements:

A minimum of 61 credit hours in required general education coursework must be completed prior to enrollment at Allen College. Students attend a regionally accredited institution of their choice to complete the general education courses.

  • Humanities: (9 credits)
    • Intermediate Written Communication (3 credit hours)
    • Oral Communication (3 credit hours)
    • Humanities Electives (3 credit hours)
      Defined by Allen College as Art, Music, Theatre, Dance, English, Foreign Language, Philosophy, History, Cultures, Civilization, Literature, Religion, Economics and Communication Arts.  
  • Social Sciences: (15 credits)
    • Sociology (3 credit hours)
    • Psychology (3 credit hours)
    • Social Science Electives (9 credit hours)
      Defined by Allen College as Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics: (18-22 credit hours)
    • Anatomy & Physiology with Lab (6-8 credit hours)
    • General Physics (3-4 credit hours)
    • College-level Algebra or higher (3-4 credit hours)
    • Additional Math/Science courses (6 credit hours)
  • Elective Requirements: (14-19 credit hours)
    • Diversity Elective (3 credit hours)
    • Courses in the following areas are recommended:
      Management
      Economics
      Finance
      Computer Science
      Human Growth & Development
      Ethics

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Degree Curriculum (BHS):

A minimum of 63 credit hours in required diagnostic medical sonography coursework must be completed at Allen College. 

Fall
  • RA:100  Medical Terminology (1 credit hour)
  • NMT:300  Methods of Patient Care (2 credit hour)
  • DMS:201  Human Sectional Anatomy (2 credit hours)
  • DMS:202  Introductory Physics (3 credit hours)
  • DMS:203  Abdominal Sonography I (3 credit hours)
  • DMS:207  Ultrasound Imaging I (2 credit hour)
  • DMS:304  OB/GYN 1 (3 credit hours)
Spring
  • DMS:301  Advanced Physics (4 credit hours)
  • DMS:303  Abdominal Sonography II (2 credit hours)
  • DMS:305  OB/GYN II (3 credit hours)
  • DMS:306  Special Studies- Sonography (3 credit hours)
  • DMS:307  Ultrasound Imaging II (1 credit hour)
Summer
  • DMS:407  Clinical Practicum I (10 credit hours)
Fall
  • DMS:408  Clinical Practicum II (12 credit hours)
Spring
  • DMS: 401 Special Seminars (2 credit hours)
  • DMS: 409 Clinical Practicum III (10 credit hours)