BS 4-Year Program of Study

Suggested Plan of Study for Students Entering as Freshmen

Degree Requirements

Credits: minimum of 180 credits
Credits in major: 130
GPA cumulative minimum: 2.50
GPA major minimum: 2.50

Students must earn a GPA minimum cumulative of 2.50 and a GPA minimum of 2.50 in pre-requisite courses to begin major.

4-Year Program for Freshman

Curriculum Notes

  • All major courses must be graded "C" (2.0) or better.
  • Students begin their Diagnostic Ultrasound coursework in their junior year after successful completion of general and prerequisite requirements. Students enter the program as a cohort, or class, and progress through their course of study together. Courses in the curriculum are integrated and must be taken in order.
  • Students choose to pursue either a General (G), Cardiac (C), or Vascular (V) track of study.
  • Students are expected to be available the first day of the quarter through the last day of finals week.
  • Clinical placements will be made by the Diagnostic Ultrasound Program.
  • For complete information on courses, prerequisites, etc., use this information in conjunction with the online Catalog ( for the current year.

The example below assumes you have completed no degree requirements requirements and placed into Math 1021 by SAT/ACT/SU Math placement exam or college credit, students not placing into Math 1021 must take additional courses. Your personal program of study may vary from this due to prior educational experience or individual goals. 

4-Year Program of Study

Typical program of study for Academic Year 2022-2023. Number of credits are in parentheses. Some classes have prerequisites. All students select a General, Cardiac or Vascular sonography track focus.

G=General track courses
C=Cardiac track courses
V=Vascular track courses

This program of study is subject to change.

Freshman Year

Track Fall Winter Spring
All Tracks MATH 1021 Pre-calculus Algebra (5) MATH 1022 Pre-calculus Trigonometry (2) UCOR Module 1 (5)
  CHEM 1500 General Chemistry I (4) BIOL 1610 General Biology I (4) UCOR Module 1 (5)
  CHEM 1501 General Chemistry I Lab (1) BIOL 1611 General Biology I Lab (1) UCOR Module 2 (5)
  UCOR Module 1 (5) UCOR Module 1 (5)  

Sophomore Year

Track Fall Winter Spring
All Tracks PHYS 1050 Mechanics (4) PHYS 1060 Waves; Sound (4) BIOL 2210 Anatomy & Physiology II (5)
  PHYS 1051 Lab (1) PHYS 1061 Lab (1) UCOR Module 3 (5)
  UCOR Module 2 (5) BIOL 2200 Anatomy & Physiology I (5) UCOR Module 3 (5)
  UCOR Module 2 (5) NURS 2520 Health Care in 21st Century (3)  
    Elective (5)  

Junior Year

Track Fall Winter Spring
All Tracks NURS 3205 Pathophysiology (5) DIUS 3100 Ultrasound Physics (5) DIUS 3200 Ultrasound Instrumentation (5)
    UCOR 3600 Global Health (5)  
Vascular DIUS 3010 Vascular Sonography I (4) DIUS 3110 Vascular Sonography II (4) DIUS 3210 Vascular Sonography III (4)
  DIUS 3011 Vascular Lab I (3) DIUS 3111 Vascular Lab II (3) DIUS 3211 Vascular Lab III (3)
General DIUS 3020 General Sonography I (4) DIUS 3120 General Sonography II (4) DIUS 3220 General Sonography III
  DIUS 3121 General Lab I (3) DIUS 3121 General Lab (3) DIUS 3221 General Lab III (3)
Cardiac DIUS 3030 Cardiac Sonography I (4) DIUS 3130 Cardiac Sonography II (4) DIUS 3230 Cardiac Sonography III (4)
  DIUS 3031 Cardiac Lab I (3) DIUS 3131 Cardiac Lab II (3) DIUS 3231 Cardiac Lab III (3)

Senior Year

Track Fall Winter Spring Summer
All Tracks DIUS 4100 Clinical Experience in Ultrasound I (10) DIUS 4200 Clinical Experience in Ultrasound II (10) DIUS 4300 Clinical Experience in Ultrasound III (10) DIUS 4400 Clinical Experience in Ultrasound IV (8)
  DIUS 4500 Leadership for Health Equity I (3) DIUS 4600 Leadership for Health Equity II (3) DIUS 4700 Leadership for Health Equity III (3) DIUS 4800 Leadership for Health Equity IV (3)

Core Module I Requirements

  • UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
  • UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
  • UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
  • UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences

Core Module II Requirements

  • UCOR 2100 Theological Exploration
  • UCOR 2500 Philosophy of the Human Person
  • UCOR 2920 Ethical Reasoning (Health Care Ethics)

Core Module III Requirements

  • UCOR 3100 Religion in a Global Context
  • UCOR 3400 Humanities and Global Challenges

Work closely with your academic advisor to plan your program of study and the other co-curricular components of your educational plan.

Rev. July 2022

Seattle University Diagnostic Ultrasound Program