Prerequisite Requirements


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 Spreadsheetadobepdf_icon.

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.

In addition, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences mandates that students accepted into the Career Ladder track must come to the UAMS campus at least once during their first year in the program.