Academic Plan - Diagnostic Medical Sonography (BSDMS)

Academic Plans General Information:

BSDMS Academic Plan
Sample plans are printed in the Bellin College Guide – Handbook and Catalog. See the guide in effect at the entry date of the BSDMS program. All prior years: email admissions@bellincollege.edu or call (920) 433-6650 to request archived information from the Admissions office.  


Sample BSDMS Plan
Graduating Class of 2018 and Forward
Below is an example of a three-year academic plan of study for those with few or no prior college credits. Courses with the prefix RS or DMS identify Bellin College radiologic sciences and sonography courses. Bellin College students are required to take particular general education courses if offered at Bellin College. 


Year 1 Semester I Year 1  Semester II
MA 101 Intermediate Algebra  3 cr HUM BIO 204 Anatomy & Physiology 5 cr
BIO 202 Principles of Biology  4 cr CH 125 General Chemistry (No Lab)  4 cr
Communication Requirement  3 cr DMS 100 Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Ergonomics 2 cr
RS 100 Fundamentals of Radiologic Sciences & Healthcare 2 cr RS 120 Principles of Radiologic Physics  3 cr
PH 202 Introduction to Medical Ethics 3 cr    
Total Credits Year 1 Semester I = 15 Total Credits Year 1 Semester II = 14


Year 1 Summer Semester III
DMS 211 Abdominal Sonography I 3 cr
DMS 208 Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation 3 cr
DMS 261 OB/GYN Sonography I 3 cr
Computer Requirement 3 cr 
DMS 240 Sonography Lab 1 cr
DMS 206 Patient Care in Sonography 2 cr
Total Credits Summer Semester III = 15


Year 2  Semester I Year 2 Semester II
DMS 312 Abdominal Sonography II 3 cr Social Science Elective 3 cr
DMS 362 OB/GYN Sonography II 3 cr DI 202 Diversity Issues in Healthcare 3 cr   
DMS 221 Clinical Sonography I 4 cr DMS 332 Vascular Sonography II 3 cr
PSYCH 102 Introduction to Psychology 3 cr DMS 322 Clinical Sonography II 4 cr   
DMS 231 Vascular Sonography 2 cr DMS 350 Physics Synthesis 1 cr
    DMS 413 Abdominal Sonography III 2 cr
Total Credits Year 2 Semester I = 15 Total Credits Year 2 Semester II = 16


Year 2 Summer Semester III
DMS 464 OB/GYN Sonography III 3 cr
General Elective 3 cr
HS 204 History of Healthcare 3 cr
DMS 423 Clinical Sonography III 4 cr 
Total Credits Summer Semester III = 13


Year 3 Semester I Year 3 Semester II
DMS 470 Specialized Sonography 3 cr Humanities Elective 3 cr
BU 320 Foundations of Health Care Management 3 cr HD 300 Adulthood and Aging 3 cr
DMS 424 Clinical Sonography IV 4 cr DMS 425 Clinical Sonography V 4 cr
DMS 433 Vascular Sonography III-Abd 2 cr Contemporary Issues in Health Care 3 cr
General Elective 3 cr DMS 480 Sonography Synthesis 1cr
    General Education 3cr
Total Credits Year 3 Semester I = 15 Total Credits Year 3 Semester II = 17



58 General Education Credits 1 credit theory = 15 hours (1:3)
1 credit lab = 45 hours (1:3)
1 credit clinical = 60 hours (1:4)
 62 BSDMS Credits

120 Total Credits 




Last Updated: 2/2016