Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Program Contact: Marisa Hale 203-582-8264

Diagnostic medical sonographers play a critical role in the health care team. The sonographer provides patient services using high-frequency sound waves that produce images of internal structures. Working under the supervision of a physician responsible for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures, the sonographer helps gather sonographic data to diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases, as well as monitor fetal development.

To prepare students for careers in sonography and certification examinations in the subspecialty areas, Quinnipiac offers a BS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.  The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program offers didactic, laboratory and clinical training in multiple subspecialties of sonography including abdominal and small parts, breast, vascular technology, OB/GYN and musculoskeletal imaging for the student who is motivated to become a multicredentialed member of this profession.

Upon completion of their bachelor’s degree in diagnostic medical sonography, students are eligible to apply for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography certification. Graduates may take the Sonography Physics and Instrumentation examination in addition to the following ARDMS specialty examinations: abdomen and small parts, breast, vascular technology and obstetrics/gynecology.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Quinnipiac University is to provide a quality and comprehensive education, through didactic, laboratory and clinical experiences, that will prepare students to become multicredentialed sonographers. The program offers multiple clinical assignments to provide maximum exposure to diversified sonographic procedures.

The program prepares students to be competent in the art and science of diagnostic medical sonography, both for career entry and advanced study. Graduates of the program are prepared to meet the needs of the community for highly qualified professionals.

The objectives of the program are as follows:

  • Program Goal #1: The students will be clinically competent.
    • Student Learning Outcomes:
      • Students will be clinically knowledgeable
      • Students will demonstrate procedural knowledge
  • Program Goal #2: The students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
    • Student Learning Outcomes:
      • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills with patients
      • Students will demonstrate presentation skills in both oral and written formats
  • Program Goal #3: The students will demonstrate critical thinking.
    • Student Learning Outcomes:
      • Students will be able to perform non-routine procedures
      • Students will evaluate images for diagnostic quality
  • Program Goal #4: The students will grow as professionals.
    • Student Learning Outcomes:
      • Students will exhibit professional behaviors
      • Students will understand ethical decision making