Applicants interested in any concentration area of the Bachelor of Science in Health Science program are required to visit the college and meet individually with an admissions representative and program faculty to ascertain if their goals can be met by the college. Prospective students declaring one of these program options as their major must be generally admitted to South College and meet the following requirements in order to be considered for full admission to the program:
- Have an earned college GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (developmental studies grades/quality points excluded);
- Meet all admission requirements indicated for the rotation associated with chosen track (diagnostic medical sonography) and obtain admission.
The program seeks to graduate successful individuals which are able to:
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of all required basic science courses.
- Synthesize, integrate and analyze research in health science literature.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the transdisciplinary work place and issues in health care fields and environment.
It is important to remember that completion of any undergraduate program does not guarantee successful admission into or completion of professional and scientific graduate degree programs.
Admission to graduate degree programs is competitive and typically based upon a combination of requirements that includes cumulative grade point average, program-specific admission tests, letters of recommendation and, in some cases, related experience outside the classroom. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the graduate degree program for current information regarding requirements and application deadlines.
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Health Science with Concentration in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is to prepare students to qualify for advanced positions within a health care team dedicated to the conservation of life and the maintenance of health, which includes prevention and treatment of disease by:
- Providing a quality education, both clinical and didactic, in the health sciences to prepare health professionals for advanced positions or leadership roles in accordance with professional and accreditation guidelines;
- Broadening a student’s knowledge, cognitive skills, and generalize theoretically learning through liberal arts and science studies;
- Promoting the health professions by addressing the significance of specific roles and associated professional issues;
- Providing competent health practitioners with educational experience beyond an associate degree level with in-depth concentrated learning experiences;
- Expanding and enhancing job mobility and promotion for health professionals; and
- Providing the health care community with a professional competent and appropriate workforce.