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What will I learn?

Physicians rely on cardiac and vascular sonographers to help save lives. Cardiac sonographers (echocardiographers) use ultrasound imaging to determine, detect and diagnose diseases of the heart. Vascular sonographers have a deeper understanding of all the arteries and veins in the human body, which allow them to identify anatomical and physiological changes. Nova Southeastern University has integrated both specialties into one sonography degree program, so that you gain an advantage in the professional marketplace.

Cardiac sonography and vascular sonography are two of the most sought-after medical ultrasound specialties. Where many other programs only focus on one, NSU’s Bachelor of Science in Cardiovascular Sonography program gives you the education and training you need to succeed in both. At NSU, you’ll gain extensive, hands-on experience in high-tech laboratories, including the use of real-world ultrasound machines and a 3D echocardiography simulator (typically reserved for physician training). You’ll also develop your skills through an intensive 12-month clinical externship. As a graduate of the program, you’ll be more than prepared to excel in your career.

Pursue a Career in Cardiovascular Sonography

An aging Baby Boomer population is contributing to the growing need for medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in this field will grow at a much faster rate than the average for all other jobs, a 12 percent growth from 2019 to 2029. With your cardiovascular sonography degree from NSU, you can thrive in this in-demand profession.


Your NSU professors are dedicated to ensuring that you have a great academic experience. They regularly review the curriculum to make updates that give you an edge in today’s ever-changing world. As an NSU Cardiovascular Sonography major, some courses that you could take include Health Care and Aging, Ultrasound Physics, Venous Testing, and Correlative Imaging & Cross-sectional Anatomy.

Which department am I in?

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences

Study options

Full Time (92 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$22,000.00 per year
The given fee is for 2020-2021
Start date

Expected May 2023


Tampa Bay Regional Campus

3400 Gulf to Bay Blvd,




33759, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must complete Secondary School/Post-Secondary.

For international students

In order to be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Science-Cardiovascular Sonography, a student must have completed 30 semester hours of prerequisite education coursework.

Students are required to complete high school education equivalent to US High School qualification. Proof of English language proficiency with a passing score on one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 213 on the computer-based test; 550 on the paper-based test; or 79 on the Internet-based test
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS*): 6.0 or higher on the test module
  • Pearson Test of English-Academic (PTE Academic): Overall score of 54 or higher
  • iTep Academic (International Test of English Proficiency): Overall score of 3.9 or higher
  • Passing Level 9 from TALK International
  • Completion and passing of ELS Level 112 Intensive Program English for Academic Purposes
  • SAT verbal scores of 520 or above, or ACT English score of 20

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


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