Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Suggested Plan of Study for Students Entering with an Undergraduate Degree

The Post-Baccalaureate Diagnostic Ultrasound Certificate option is open to applicants with at least a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited program in a related science (including diagnostic ultrasound). Applicants are expected to have a GPA of at least a 2.50 in their degree work plus any post-baccalaureate course work taken prior to enrollment at Seattle University.

Applicants for this option will be considered as part of the overall program cohort and accepted based on the same requirements as the degree applicants and on the availability of seats in the program. This certificate option complies with one of the pre-requisite educational tracks for qualification for the national certification examinations in Diagnostic Ultrasound.

Degree Requirements

In order to earn a certificate, a student must complete a minimum of 44 credits and will choose courses from the options listed below. The course option will depend on the applicant’s previous educational background, but will always include 4 quarters of clinical internship and senior seminar.

Credits: minimum of 180 credits
Credits in major: 130
GPA cumulative minimum: 2.5
GPA major minimum: 2.5

Students must first earn a GPA minimum cumulative of 2.5 and a GPA minimum of 2.5 in pre-requisite courses to begin major.

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.
  • Starting Fall 2022 students will choose to pursue either a General (G), Cardiac (C), or Vascular (V) track of study.
    For complete information on courses, prerequisites, etc, use this information in conjunction with the online Catalog ( for the current year.

Your personal program of study may vary from this due to prior educational experience or individual goals. This program of study is subject to change.

Typical Post-Baccalaureate Certificate 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

Download: Post-Bac Degree in Diagnostic Ultrasound Program of Study

Junior Year 

Track Fall Winter Spring
All Tracks NURS 3205 Pathophysiology (5) DIUS 3100 Ultrasound Physics (5) DIUS 3200 Ultrasound Instrumentation (5)
  NURS 2520 Health Care in the 21st Century (3) 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) 

Note: Additional courses may be required depending on prior coursework and/or experience.

Seattle University provides the following program disclosures on Gainful Employment eligible certificate programs.

Rev. 7/13/2022

Seattle University Diagnostic Ultrasound Program