Preparing you with hands-on, clinical training to help others

Diagnostic medical sonography is a multi-specialty profession comprising many diverse areas all using ultrasound as a primary technology. Doctors use ultrasound in women, men, and children to gain advanced insights into the inner workings of the body. In fact, after x-ray exams, ultrasound is the most utilized form of diagnostic imaging available today. Sonography uses the high frequency sound waves to obtain images of the human body. These images are used to diagnose disease and guide physicians during invasive procedures. Concordia University's four-year Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program will train you in anatomy, physiology and the art of scanning. In the first two years you will be taking Concordia core courses and prerequisite classes in preparation for a two-year professional and clinical training program through Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit or Ascension Providence, Southfield.

Credits 131
Sample Careers
  • Maternal fetal tech
  • General sonographer
  • Vascular sonographer
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Program Overview

With a bachelor’s degree in sonography, your passion and god-given skills will be utilized as you help patients through life changing moments in a multi-specialty profession which utilizes high frequency sound waves to image the human body. You will be the first to work with high tech, groundbreaking instruments to be a key member of a health care team, and provide one on one care to any patient. With this field growing fast, it’s no question that Concordia’s sonography program will prepare you for a life filled with faith, fulfillment, and success.

What to Expect

The degree includes two years of core requirements and prerequisite classes specific to the major. Then, qualified candidates will apply to the DMS program. Two learning tracks/concentrations are available to CUW students: 1) General/Vascular and 2) Cardiac/Vascular. Students that choose to apply to the General/Vascular concentration are first considered by the CUW DMS program. Both students that choose the Cardiac/Vascular track, as well as applicants not selected by the CUW DMS program are then forwarded to our partner program, Advocate Aurora Health (Aurora St Luke’s Medical Center). Regardless of your path, clinical and real world experience is emphasized in our programs to ensure you are well prepared to begin work in the field upon graduation. 

Licensure / Certifications
Sonographers are required to pass a national certification board. There are several to choose from depending on specialization. The program prepares the student for certifying boards in Abdomen, OB/Gyn, and Vascular Sonography
  • Ann Arbor

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