The Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Concentration in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is designed to facilitate matriculation of associate degree imaging professionals to the bachelor’s level.
The curriculum builds on the core undergraduate courses of preparation in Diagnostic Medical Sonography to expand student knowledge, including areas such as digital imaging, advanced patient care, and special topics. Students also receive instruction in health science current trends and issues, healthcare administration, healthcare law and ethics, and leadership.
As you work toward your future professional goals, review the related information at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
To succeed in this program, you must be organized, motivated, and resilient. You will need to absorb and retain a wide range of medical, technical, and theoretical information quickly, so it helps to cultivate good study habits and to seek out support from tutors or faculty members as soon as you need it.
You need to be open to different opinions, analyze contradictory information, understand finance and information systems, and interpret data. Motivating others to implement their decisions requires strong leadership abilities. At times, you’ll work collaboratively with fellow students, so effective written and oral communication skills will be important. You must also be able to exercise tact and diplomacy, and conduct yourself professionally.
Our faculty are dedicated to helping you succeed. With our small class sizes and support resources, you’ll receive support and insight to help guide your progress.
South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.
*The career options listed above are a small sample of potential job titles, and are not meant to be comprehensive. Students may or may not find employment in these positions. Job growth statistics are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014–2024 projections. Note that the Bureau does not publish estimates for all job titles, so in some cases these numbers are an approximation based on similar job titles.
I chose South College because it came highly recommended from mentors of mine, the faculty is second to none, and the program fits my ever-changing lifestyle. I also chose it because of the flexibility. My wife is still serving in the United States Air Force on Active Duty, and this means that we move when they tell us to move.
- Shawn Domm, Doctor of Physical Therapy
One of the major reasons I chose South College was for the smaller class sizes. It allows more one-on-one time between students and professors, which enhances the learning experience for me.
- Elizabeth Frerichs, Bachelor of Science in Health Science
South College was the only place that felt like home after I went and visited the campus and met with the staff. They were super hands on and involved before and after my application process. The medical equipment was far better than other colleges that I had visited. I loved everything that the campus had to offer and I was so excited (and still am) to be a student here.