Program Curriculum

The following 73 credits are required in the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

Year One Fall

Course IDCourse TitleSemester Credit Hours
DMSO 23103Basic Patient Care3
DMSO 32132Sectional Anatomy2
DMSO 32232Gynecologic Sonography2
DMSO 33133Introductory Physics3
DMSO 33143Abdominal Sonography3
DMSO 35145Clinical Practicum I 5
Total Hours18

Year One Spring

Course IDCourse TitleSemester Credit Hours
DMSO 33233Sonographic Applications: Obstetrics3
DMSO 32242Advanced Physics2
DMSO 38248Clinical Practicum II 8
DMSO 42143Abdominal Sonography II2
Total Hours15

Year One Summer

Course IDCourse TitleSemester Credit Hours
DMSO 35415Clinical Practicum III5
DMSO 43433Introductory Cardiac and Vascular Sonography3
Total Hours8

Year Two Fall

Course IDCourse TitleSemester Credit Hours
ISHP 43033Health Care Systems in America3
DMSO 43533Doppler Sonography & Advanced Hemodynamics3
DMSO 43543 or DMSO 43553Intermediate Vascular Sonography or Intermediate Cardiac Sonography3
DMSO 48438Clinical Practicum IV8
Total Hours17

Year Two Spring

Course IDCourse TitleSemester Credit Hours
DMSO 42532Cardiovascular Pathophysiology2
DMSO 42632Current Issues in Health Care2
DMSO 43633 or DMSO 43643Advanced Vascular Sonography or Advanced Cardiac Sonography3
DMSO 48548Clinical Practicum V8
Total Hours15

Curriculum Summary

Year One Fall18
Year One Spring15
Year One Summer8
Year Two Fall17
Year Two Spring15
Total Program Hours73

All professional courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher for progression to the next semester and for graduation. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required to earn the degree.

Students who successfully complete all 47 semester credit hours of pre-professional course work and 73 semester credit hours of the professional courses for a total of 120 semester credit hours are eligible upon graduation to receive the Bachelor of Science in diagnostic medical sonography. During the summer semester senior students will select one of two areas of concentration, either vascular sonography or adult echocardiography, in order to complete their degree.


The list of required textbooks is published on the UAMS Bookstore website in compliance with State of Arkansas General Assembly Act 175 of the 2007 Regular Session.