General Sonography, Emphasis


The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
CLS 105 Bison image Medical-Lab Terminology (CT)3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Bison image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
BSC 228 Bison image Human Physiology3
BSC 228L Bison image Human Physiology Lab1
Core II Humanities3
Core II Social Science3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Adv Practice Medical Img (recommended)
Writing Intensive3
Transcultural Healthcare (recommended)
Multicultural or International3
Transcultural Healthcare (recommended)
MI 410 Bison image Research Medical Imaging (Capstone)3
BSC 227Human Anatomy3
BSC 227LHuman Anatomy Lab1
BSC 228 Bison image Human Physiology3
BSC 228L Bison image Human Physiology Lab1
PHY 101 Bison image Conceptual Physics3
PHY 101L Bison image Conceptual Physics Lab1
CLS 105 Bison image Medical-Lab Terminology (CT)3
MI 201Intro to Radiography3
MI 202Patient Care Img Science3
MI 204Radiographic Anatomy3
MI 205Imaging Procedures I4
MI 206Clinical Practice I4
MI 207Imaging Procedures II4
MI 208Pharmacology for Imaging Sci2
MI 209Intro to Imaging Equip3
MI 210Clinical Practice II4
MI 211Seminar Imaging Science1
MI 212Seminar Imaging Sciences II1
Area of Emphasis-Specific
Additional courses will vary depending on advanced modality track in fourth year.
MI 306Seminar Imaging Science1
MI 311Seminar Imaging Sciences III1
MI 312Abdominal Sonography I4
MI 313Ultrasound Physics I3
MI 314Clinical Practice I Sonography4
MI 315Small Parts Sonography3
MI 316Abdominal Sonography II3
MI 317Ultrasound Physics II3
MI 318Vascular Sonography I4
MI 319Clinical Prac II Sonograpy4
MI 401Seminar in Imaging Sci1
MI 403Adv Practice Medical Img (WI)3
MI 410 Bison image Research Medical Imaging (C)3
MI 411 Bison image Transcultural Healthcare (WI, MC)3
MI 419Clinical Prac III Sonography4
MI 422Clinical Pract IV Sonography4
Advanced Modality Track
Beginning in Spring of Year 3, students in the sonography area of emphasis must choose one of the following two advanced modality tracks:10-12
General/OB-GYN Sonography (10 hours)
Cardiovascular Sonography (12 hours)

Major Information

  • Students in the Medical Imaging Program must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.50 and receive a grade of C or better in all MI coursework.
  • All applicants must meet the professional guidelines established by the ARRT to sit for particular certification examinations.
  • By Year 3, students must choose to continue in the radiography area of emphasis or apply to the competitive sonography area of emphasis. This academic map outlines the curriculum for those who are accepted into the sonography area of emphasis.

Four Year Plan

St. Mary’s School of Medical Imaging (SOMI) is a hospital-based program, partnered with Marshall University to offer a Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging. The program curriculum is designed to prepare students to practice radiography/sonography and introduce students to related specialized imaging modalities. The program can be completed in four years. Credentialed Radiographers may enter the professional portion of the program (fourth year) and also obtain the degree.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
CMM 103 Bison image Fund Speech-Communication 3
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT) 3
BSC 227 Human Anatomy 3
BSC 227L Human Anatomy Lab 1
CLS 105 Bison image Medical-Lab Terminology (CT) 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
BSC 228 Bison image Human Physiology 3
BSC 228L Bison image Human Physiology Lab 1
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
Core II Social Science 3
PHY 101 Bison image Conceptual Physics 3
PHY 101L Bison image Conceptual Physics Lab 1
 Credit Hours17
Second Year
First Semester
MI 201 Intro to Radiography 3
MI 202 Patient Care Img Science 3
MI 204 Radiographic Anatomy 3
MI 205 Imaging Procedures I 4
MI 206 Clinical Practice I 4
MI 211 Seminar Imaging Science 1
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
Core II Humanities 3
MI 207 Imaging Procedures II 4
MI 208 Pharmacology for Imaging Sci 2
MI 209 Intro to Imaging Equip 3
MI 210 Clinical Practice II 4
MI 212 Seminar Imaging Sciences II 1
 Credit Hours17
Third Year
First Semester
MI 312 Abdominal Sonography I 4
MI 313 Ultrasound Physics I 3
MI 314 Clinical Practice I Sonography 4
MI 318 Vascular Sonography I 4
MI 306 Seminar Imaging Science 1
MI 315 Small Parts Sonography 3
 Credit Hours19
Second Semester
MI 316 Abdominal Sonography II 3
MI 317 Ultrasound Physics II 3
MI 319 Clinical Prac II Sonograpy 4
MI 311 Seminar Imaging Sciences III 1
Statistics 3
See Advanced Modality Track 3
 Credit Hours17
Fourth Year
First Semester
MI 403 Adv Practice Medical Img (WI) 3
MI 419 Clinical Prac III Sonography 4
Core II Fine Arts 3
See Advanced Modality Track 3-5
 Credit Hours13-15
Second Semester
MI 410 Bison image Research Medical Imaging (C) 3
MI 411 Bison image Transcultural Healthcare (WI, MC) 3
MI 422 Clinical Pract IV Sonography 4
MI 401 Seminar in Imaging Sci 1
See Advanced Modality Track 2-6
 Credit Hours13-17
 Total Credit Hours131-137