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Prerequisite Courses

Applicants must have completed, or be currently enrolled in, Introductory College Physics, College Algebra, and Anatomy and Physiology II before the March 1 application deadline.  Applicants may not have more than nine credits of remaining prerequisite courses that will be completed during the summer semester prior to enrollment in the fall.

The following 48 credits are required from an accredited college or university and must fulfill all College requirements regarding acceptance of transfer credit:

Area/Typical Course TitleMinimum Semester Credit
ENGLISH/COMMUNICATION
English Composition
Two-semester sequence of English Composition6
Speech Communication
Fundamentals of Speech or Speech Communication3
MATHEMATICS
College Algebra (or higher level Mathematics)3
SCIENCE
Biology
Two-semester sequence of Anatomy and Physiology with laboratory8
Physics
Introductory College Physics*3
FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES
Fine Arts
Music, Art, Theater3
Humanities
Philosophy, Political Science, Literature, or Humanities3
SOCIAL SCIENCES
History
History of the United States or National Government3
Two-semester sequence of History of Civilization or World History6
Psychology
General Psychology3
Sociology
Introduction to Sociology3
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Concepts or Computer Fundamentals3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Electives1
TOTAL48

To be considered for acceptance into the program, the applicant must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the time of application. In addition, only grades of “C” or higher are accepted in all course work.

*Introductory College Physics must cover acoustics, wave motion, heat, electricity, force, and energy.

Actual course titles may vary among institutions. Consult the Division Director for preprofessional counseling.

Fulfillment of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography preprofessional curriculum does not assure admittance into the professional program (please see Application Procedures and Deadlines).

Not more than one course in the following group will be accepted in transfer to meet degree requirements: band, studio, physical education, military science, English as a second language (ESL), manual skills.