College of Health and Human Services

Schools & Divisions

Radiological Sciences
Bachelor of Science - Radiological Sciences
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Concentration
Admission Policies

Admission to the professional year is competitive. Students are selected based on their previous academic background, a personal interview, and evidence of registration if applying under the health care professional background.  

Class Size

Class size is restricted by the number of clinical sites available.

Specific Requirements

The following admission policies apply to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, in addition to the CHHS admission policies. 

Application Deadline

January 15 of the year the student wishes to begin the professional year.

Total Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours

70 credit hours

Limitations of Course Work

Remedial course work will not count as credit hours toward the degree or for purposes of calculation of a grade point average during the admission process.

Seven Year Limit

 Anatomy and Physiology I and II have a 7 year age limit between completion and time of admission.  Students may opt to take the course again or challenge the course by departmental examination.  Credentialed health care professionals are exempt from this requirement.

Repeated Courses
In order to qualify for admission and/or progression, the student must pass the required arts and sciences coursework by the second completed attempt
Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average

2.3 on a 4.0 scale at the time of the interview.

Minimum Grade Requirement in a Stated Prerequisite

C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale)


All qualified applicants must participate in an interview. Interviews are held in May.

Essential Abilities

Students must meet the list of essential abilities (technical standards) for admission to the program.  The list of essential abilities is mailed to all program applicants. A link to the Essential Abilities/ Technical Standards for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Concentration can be found on the IUN website at under the Degrees and Programs tab.

Health Requirements

Students are required to show proof that they have met the immunization, physical examination and laboratory examination requirements for the program as well as CPR certification.  Specific information is provided to all accepted students prior to enrolling in clincial course work. 

Criminal History Check

A criminal history check is required prior to beginning clinical experience.  A positive background check may make a student ineligible for clinical course work. 

Drug Screening Policy

Students may be required to have a drug screen prior to attending clinical experience or it may be required on demand under certain situations in the clinical site.  A poisitive drug screen will result in removal from the clinical site and possible dismissal from the program.

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