Diagnostic Medical Sonography
The Continuing Studies Division of Widener University and Crozer-Chester Medical Center is jointly offering a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health degree for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ultrasound).
This program is designed to offer students the benefits of a Widener education plus the clinical expertise from the long-established Crozer-Chester Medical Center's School of Diagnostic Ultrasound. Prerequisite academic courses that are necessary for admission to the program and bachelor degree program courses can be taken at WIdener's Continuing Studies Division in the evening or online. Following admission to the program, 20 months of ultrasound courses and clinicals will be completed at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and its clinical affiliates.
Students with a high school diploma and no previous college credits will first complete an Associate of Science in General Studies that will include the prerequisite courses. If students meet the criteria for admission to the DMS program after they finish they Associate's degree, they will move into the Bachelor's program and ultimately finish the degree with the 20 months of ultrasound courses and clinicals.
Students will receive Widener credit for all Crozer courses and clinicals, and will be required to complete their Crozer courses and clincal in consecutive semesters. Sitting for national registry boards in physics, abdomen, and ob/gyn are also a requirement for graduation. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP): 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756.
Prerequisites to the ultrasound program:
- English 101 - Composition and Critical Thought
- Math 117 - Elementary Functions
- Biology 121/122 - Anatomy and Physiology (2 semesters)
- (Within 5 years, if not working in direct patient - care)
- (Chemistry 105/106 - pre-req for BIOL 121/122 at Widener)
- Physics 141 - College Physics
- Allied Health 220 - Medical Ethics
- Medical Terminology
- 3.00 or higher GPA
- C or higher for prerequisite courses which may not be repeated
- Active certification in CPR/BLS (basic life support)
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license required within 6 months of clinical start (program director determination)
The tuition for Widener courses is currently $558 per credit. Crozer courses are $900 per credit for undergraduate students and $1000 per credit for post-bachelor students (there are 51 ultrasound credits). Widener University accepts transfer credit from regionally accredited institutions of higher learning, and offers financial aid and veterans benefits for qualified undergraduate students.