B.S. in Medical Imaging Science (B.S.M.I.S.)

(In partnership with FDU and The Rutgers University, School of Health Professions [SHP])

Completion of this program will result in a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Technologies with a concentration in diagnostic medical sonography and cardiovascular sonography awarded jointly between FDU and The Rutgers University School of Health Professions(SHP). Students must complete 92 preprofessional credits during their first three years at FDU before applying for acceptance to the professional component at Rutgers for their senior year.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the professional component at Rutgers University requires:

  • A separate application in the fall of the junior year.
  • Admission decisions for the professional component are made in accordance with criteria, policies and procedures established by a joint Committee on Admissions and Academic Status and cannot be guaranteed by FDU.
  • Students admitted to the B.S. in Medical Imaging science major must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.85 in their preprofessional course work.

Upon successful completion of all course work, graduates will receive a B.S. in Medical Imaging science (B.S.M.I.S.), with eligibility for national certification and state licensure, where applicable.

Students must choose one of the following two areas of concentration.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic medical sonographers provide patient services using diagnostic ultrasound under the supervision of a licensed physician. Sonographers look for subtle differences between health and pathological areas and decide what images to include in their report. The sonographer may provide this service in a variety of medical settings when the physician is responsible for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures.

Cardiovascular Sonography

Our cardiac sonography program prepares cardiovascular sonographers to be an integral part of the medical management team. The 15- month cardiac sonography program has a proven record of success as measured by retention rates, credentialing achievements and post-graduation employment. As highly skilled professionals working under the supervision of a licensed physician, our cardiac sonography graduates are valued members of the healthcare team whose diagnostics skills help guide patients to the appropriate path of treatment.

The addition of vascular sonography to the cardiac program adds the skills employers are seeking in the increasingly multi-disciplinary health care environment.

For additional information, please contact

Prof. Marilyn R. Rubin

Associate Director of Allied Health,
Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health
Voice: (201) 692-2847
Email: rubin@fdu.edu