Prerequisite Requirements

Prerequisites for the online bachelor’s degree in sonography degree completion option are:

  • ARDMS Certification
  • 88 prerequisite semester credits transferred from any regionally accredited college or university, including:
  • a minimum of 47 semester credits of specific liberal arts and science courses; see: Prerequisite Courses
  • 41 semester credits of electives; 13 semester credits of which must be upper level (3000 or 4000) electives. The upper level electives may be completed concurrently at UAMS or transferred from any 4-year regionally accredited college or university.

These prerequisite hours, from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, plus 32 or more semester credit hours of UAMS Diagnostic Medical Sonography online studies, must equal or exceed the 120 semester credits required for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Of the 120 credits, a minimum of 45 must be upper level (3000 and 4000) courses.

Spreadsheet for calculating semester credits required for the Bachelor of Science in DMS Degree Completion: Degree Completion Requirements Spreadsheet.

The ARDMS certification is a mandatory prerequisite since this degree program does not require additional clinical education. This may allow sonographers to continue to work in their current jobs while completing their degree.