Medical Imaging Science Major BSMIS

Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences

Completion of this program will result in a Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences with a concentration in Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Vascular Technology, the practice of Cardiovascular Sonography, awarded jointly by Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Rutgers School of Health Professions (Rutgers SHP). Students will complete 96 credits during their first three years at FDU. They then must apply for acceptance to the professional component at Rutgers SHP, admission requires a separate application, usually in the junior year. A joint degree is awarded upon completion of the professional component.

Concentrations

There are two concentrations available within this degree:

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography Concentration
  • Vascular Technology Concentration

Diagnostic Medical Sonography BSMIS

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers provide patient services using diagnostic ultrasound under the supervision of a licensed physician. Sonographers look for subtle differences between healthy and pathological areas and decide what images to include in their report. The Sonographer may provide this service in a variety of medical settings including hospitals, emergency rooms, and doctors offices.

Students in this major are required to receive a "C" or better in all science courses, a "B-" or better in anatomy and physiology courses (BIOL1205 and BIOL1206), and maintain an overall 2.85 GPA or higher to be considered for the Rutgers SHP clinical training program. CPR certification is required before beginning clinical training.

Following acceptance to the Sonography program, students will require access to transportation while completing both classwork and clinical training at a variety of clinical sites over a period of 15 months beginning in the Fall of senior year. Tuition and financial aid are available through Rutgers.

Biology Requirements

Chemistry Requirements

Vascular Technology BSMIS

Vascular Technologists, another title for Cardiovascular Sonographers, assist physicians in the diagnosis of disorders affecting the heart and circulatory systems by use of ultrasound instrumentation. They non-invasively record vascular information such as blood pressure, oxygenation, and circulation throughout the body.

Students in this major are required to receive a "C" or better in all science courses, a "B-" or better in Anatomy & Physiology courses (BIOL1205 and BIOL1206), and maintain an overall 2.85 GPA or higher to be considered for the Rutgers SHP clinical training program. CPR certification is required before beginning clinical training.

Following acceptance to the Sonography program, students will require access to transportation while completing both classwork and clinical training at a variety of clinical sites over a period of 15 months beginning in the Fall of senior year. Tuition and financial aid are available through Rutgers.

Biology Requirements

Chemistry Requirements

Clinical Training

More information about the clinical training provided by the Rutgers School of Health Professions is available at the Medical Imaging Sciences website: http://shp.rutgers.edu/dept/med_imaging/

For additional information about the subsequent clinical training program, please refer to the Rutgers School of Health Professions website: http://shp.rutgers.edu/dept/med_imaging/DMSonography/index.html

For additional information about the subsequent clinical training program, please refer to the Rutgers School of Health Professions website: http://shp.rutgers.edu/dept/med_imaging/vascular/index.html