What will I learn?

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Vascular Sonographers, and Echocardiographers are responsible for creating diagnostic images of various anatomical structures for interpretation by a physician. The images created by sonographers help aid physicians and surgeons in diagnosing and treating numerous disease processes. Sonographers are trusted members of the healthcare team and are relied upon to obtain diagnostic images that will allow physicians to provide the best possible care for their patients.

Some responsibilities of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Vascular Sonographers and Echocardiographers include the following:

Preparing and explaining the procedure to patients.

Maintaining and operating sonography equipment to obtain optimal images.

Analyzing and correlating lab results and other imaging studies performed.

Recognizing normal anatomy, anatomical variants, and pathological conditions found during the exam.

Writing impressions of the findings of the exam for physicians.

Managing the facility’s electronic health records system.

Providing direct patient care.

Major Requirements


BIOL 322 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3

BIOL 322L Human Anatomy & Physiology/Lab 1

BIOL 323 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3

BIOL 323LHuman Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab 1

COMM 110 Principles of Speech 3 or

COMM 211 Argumentation and Debate 3

DMSA 400 Introduction to Sonography 1

DMSA 405 Cross-Sectional Anatomy for Sonographers 2

DMSA 410 Language of Sonography 2

DMSA 415 Physics and Instrumentation 4

DMSA 420 Pathophysiology for Sonographers 3

DMSA 425 Capstone 1

DMSE 400 Echocardiography I 3

DMSE 405 Echocardiography II 3

DMSE 410 Echocardiography III 1.5

DMSE 415 Echocardiography IV 3

DMSE 420 Echocardiography V 1.5

DMSE 425 Clinical Education I 12.5

DMSE 430 Clinical Education II 12.5

HEPR 150 Introduction to Health Professions 1

PHIL 221 Health Care Ethics 3

MATH 138 College Algebra 4

Or Higher

PHYS 250 General Physics I/Lecture 3 and

PHYS 250L General Physics I/Lab 1 Or Higher

Which department am I in?

College of Health Professions

Study options

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$32,330.00 (23,98,368) per year
Application deadline

Expected July, December 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022


College of Health Professions

330 College Street,



45840, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have high school grades (minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average) and class rank. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (iBT) score of at least 61, an IELTS score of at least 6.0, a Pearson Test of English (academic) of at least 50, or an International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) of at least 3.5.

For international students

Entrance into The University of Findlay requires an earned diploma from an accredited high school in a college preparatory course of study or a GED certificate. The faculty recommends four units of English, three units of mathematics, three units of social studies (including one in history), two units of science, and two units of foreign language. The following criteria are used as standards for first-time student admission as well as for students with fewer than 12 hours of post-secondary credit: High school grades (minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average) and class rank; American College Test (ACT) (minimum 20 composite ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) (minimum 950 composite SAT) scores.

English Language Requirements:

International students entering The University of Findlay’s undergraduate program must submit a TOEFL (iBT) score of at least 61, an IELTS score of at least 6.0, a Pearson Test of English (academic) of at least 50, or an International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) of at least 3.5. International students whose medium of instruction was in English at the secondary and/or post-secondary levels may apply for exemption from this requirement. Students, who do meet these language requirements, may study in The University of Findlay's Intensive English Program (IELP) prior to beginning their academic studies.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.