Overview: Diagnostic Medical Sonographers help patients every day. As a DMS, you take time to understand your patient’s unique health needs. Concordia University Online is here to give you the same level of respect you give your patients. If you’re currently working in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, we have created a simple way for you to earn your bachelor’s degree. We acknowledge that there are different ways people enter this field and we take time to accommodate your specific needs so you can accomplish your goals. The best part is you can earn your Bachelor degree from anywhere in the world with our 100% online program. Our flexible system allows you to transfer in a minimum of 63 credits and a maximum of 90 credits. You may be able to complete your degree in a year and a half or less. Connect with an admissions counselor today to talk about how we can make your educational goals as rewarding and hassle-free as possible. Area of Study Health Services Next Start Date Start Anytime Credits36 - 63 Cost/Credit$457 Total Cost$16,452 - $28,791 Also offered at: » Online » Appleton Center » Beloit Center » Green Bay Center » Kenosha Center » Madison Center » Mequon Center » Miller Park Way Center » Milwaukee Midtown Center » Waukesha Center “I can use what I learned now, in the career I have!” CUW Online student Goals / Objectives Allows those currently working in Diagnostic Medical Sonography to earn their bachelor’s degree online. Transfer in 63-90 credits. Experience a Christ-centered learning environment. Social Science Courses - 9 Credits Voices of Democracy (AL 235EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description VOICES IN DEMOCRACY introduces the student to the study of American government, its structure, processes and actors. Students will examine the operations of the federal government as well as the roles of state and local governments. Also, the course will examine the role of the media and of public interest groups in American politics, as well as the nature of the electoral process. Intercultural Communication (AL 270EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION provides students with an opportunity to develop communication skills necessary for a diverse workforce. In this course students come to understand intercultural communication by discussing language, stereotypes, behavior and patterns. Students develop the ability to apply cultural concepts to modern business situations and relate across cultures within that setting Social psy. for the workplace (AL 271EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY IN THE WORKPLACE introduces students to the study of persuasion, conformity, and social influence through exploration of perception, cognition, self-justification, and small group behavior. The course uses the workplace as the context in which these concepts are explored. Students learn how an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by others and learn methods social scientists use to study human behavior. Faces of Culture (AL 286EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description FACES OF CULTURE features dramatic and unique film footage from around the world, embracing cultures from all continents, highlighting major lifestyles, and illustrating human adaptation to environment from the beginnings of the human species to the present. An expanded study guide and the most recent edition of a widely accepted cultural anthropology text complement the prize-winning programs. Constitutional Law (AL 310EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description CONSTITUTIONAL LAW introduces students to the United States Constitution from its conception and ratification up to its present day status. Important court cases and constitutional amendments that have shaped American government and society over the years will be examined and emphasis given to how the Supreme Court has shaped American life. Criminology (JPP 103EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description Criminology studies causations of crime, including sociological, psychological, biophysiological and free will theories. Health Care Ethics (AL 340EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description HEALTH CARE ETHICS explores systems of moral reasoning and their impact upon the legal and ethical decision making process within health care organizations and professionals. Themes to be explored include confidentiality, informed consent, decision making capacity, treatment refusal, end of life decisions and care, and legal issues related to initiating or withdrawing treatment. Exposes students to the breadth of legal aspects of Health Care Management in order to assist health care professionals in identifying when a situation is likely to be subject to a law or regulation. Eldercare (AL 342EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description Eldercare is an in-depth study of the challenges facing elders in American society, the services available to them, and a critical evaluation of public policy. Specifics include a life course perspective on aging that makes this course applicable and meaningful for people to study, provides an examination of the meaning of old age, explains how the body, mind, spirit and soul are affected by the decline of age. Students are expected to spend 16 to 18 hours per Session on academic work for this course. Macroeconomics (AL 347EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description MACROECONOMICS provides a foundation in the principles of macroeconomics as applied to the overall economy, both domestic and global. It covers fiscal policy, monetary policy, classical and Keynesian economic models, national income accounting, and the relationship between inflation and unemployment. It also reviews supply and demand relationships among goods, services, and labor. Americas (AL 377EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description AMERICAS explores the twentieth century history of Central and South America and the Caribbean in a multidisciplinary fashion. Through the use of videos and primary sources, students will gain a greater understanding of the Latin American neighbors of the United States. Abnormal Psychology (AL 424 EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY examines the complex factors that cause behavioral disorders, looks at biological, psychological, and environmental influences, and demonstrates psychological, biological, and social approaches to the treatment of abnormal behaviors. Principles of Economics (ECON 200 EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description Principles of Economics offers a single semester introduction to both Micro and Macro Economics. Students emerge with a basic understanding of the concepts behind economists’ analysis of labor and product markets as well as business decisions. They also learn to recognize the perspectives of macroeconomists and evaluate how fiscal and monetary policy may adversely or positively impact the macro-economy. Humanities & Arts - 6 Credits Music (AL 103EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description MUSIC will prepare students for appreciating the experience, structure, and cultural influence of Western classical music. With a focus on the sociocultural background of composers and musical eras, provides students with appropriate terminology and insight so they may critique and discuss classical musical compositions and performance. Opportunity to apply learning to a live musical event, which does not need to be classical. Literary Visions (AL 136EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description LITERARY VISIONS brings literature to life with dramatizations of individual works and readings of literary passages. This introduction to literature incorporates both contemporary and traditional works in its selection of literary texts. It also places a strong emphasis on writing about literature as a way for students to learn and use advanced compositional techniques. Worldviews: History (AL 161EL) - Credits: 3 No course description at this time. English Language (AL 201EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description ENGLISH LANGUAGE examines the basic structure of standard written English and elements of style in written composition. Activities will help students gain mastery in the conventions of English usage, explore the relationship between language and thought, and apply rhetorical principles in their own reading and writing. The course will also function as an introduction to linguistics, including attention to semantics, semiotics, and the cultural role of language. American Cinema (AL 206EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description AMERICAN CINEMA introduces basic issues related to the phenomenon of American cinema. It looks at American film history from the 1890’s through the 1990’s, but it does not explore this history in a purely chronological way. It is a cultural history which focuses on topics and issues more than on what happened when. It also explores how Hollywood films work technically, aesthetically, and culturally to reinforce and challenge America’s national self-image. Art of the Western World (AL 208EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD relates the history of the Western visual tradition from the Classical period to the present time. Through lectures, visualization, and personal readings, students will learn to understand the principles behind the various periods and movements. Civil War (AL 284EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description THE CIVIL WAR explores the time period 1861-1865 when the United States was rent apart by the bloodiest and most divisive war in American history. The course examines the conflict which helped politically, socially, and economically to define the United States. Focusing on military and civilian angles, the course allows the student to examine an important aspect of history and the stories of individuals. Critical Thinking & Creativity (AL 356EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description CRITICAL THINKING AND CREATIVITY applies logical reasoning and critical thinking to reading and writing processes. The course includes divergent thinking and ways of developing creative ability and considers both “left brain” and “right brain” processes. Doing is as important as understanding. Therefore, exercises and practical applications involving analysis of arguments and supporting ideas, as well as opening to creativity are included. Students complete the activities by weighing, judging, and evaluating qualitatively. Mathematics & Communication - 6 Credits Mathematics (AL 125EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description MATHEMATICS studies problem solving, size and shape, growth, measurement and geometry, patterns, probability, statistics, street networks, planning and scheduling, and linear programming. A knowledge of high school algebra and geometry is required. Prerequisite: AL 122 or AL 109 or acceptable test score. College Algebra (AL 128EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description COLLEGE ALGEBRA examines linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs, asymptotes and end-behavior of functions, inverse functions, systems of equations, and applications of these. Prerequisite: MATH 121, AL 122, or two years of college preparatory algebra at the secondary level. Interpersonal Communication (AL 180EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION focuses on the role of self-concept, perception, nonverbal behaviors, listening, self-disclosure, power, gender, and conflict within relationships in the workplace, community and home. Everyday negotiation skills are developed within the context of interpersonal conflict management. College Writing (AL 204EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description COLLEGE WRITING provides a variety of challenging writing tasks addressing a number of vital ideas and issues. Through critical reading and discussion of essays written by influential thinkers such as Niccolo Machiavelli, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Virginia Woolf, students learn to write thoughtful, logical, creative essays. Students develop editing, critical thinking, peer evaluation and research skills. One research paper is required. Prerequisite: AL 108 or acceptable assessment score. Speech Communication (AL 234EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description SPEECH COMMUNICATION focuses on oral communication between the speaker and audience. The ability to speak with confidence is developed through a variety of speaking experiences. This course combines the theory of public speaking with practical experience in delivering informative, persuasive and inspirational speeches. Emphasis is placed on the ability to give and receive feedback of a critical nature. No duplication with AL 100 Public Communication. Introduction to Business Writing (BCOM 247 EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description Introduction to Business Writing teaches how to write effective business letters, memos, articles, reports, advertisements, and resumes. Students learn to organize, format, and edit messages used in press releases, public relations, management, marketing, customer service, and organizational decision-making. Theology - 6 Credits Heritage of Faith (AL 159EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description HERITAGE OF FAITH examines the faith stance of various biblical personalities as well as various literary forms used by biblical authors to enable the student to read the Bible with a more profound grasp of its message as well as a deeper appreciation of its role in the literature of the Western world. Theology (AL 210EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description THEOLOGY challenges the student to think theologically, yet concretely. Biblical, doctrinal, moral, and practical theology will be surveyed. This course will draw from various traditions, but a biblical foundation in the Christian tradition will be most prominent. Theological principles are applied to contemporary social and cultural issues. Christian Care Giving (REL 287) - Credits: 3 Course Description Christian Care Giving offers the student preparing for full-time church work opportunity to understand and apply the theology of the cross and the practice of the church in Christian care giving. Gospel of Luke (REL 383) - Credits: 3 Course Description Gospel of Luke surveys foundational principles and techniques in biblical interpretation using the Gospel of Luke. Varities of Belief (REL 388EL) - Credits: 3 Course Description Varieties of Belief provides a framework for knowing about the teachings, practices, organization, and historical development of world religions and various Christian communities. Emphasis is also placed upon the Christian living in relation to the peoples of other faiths, especially in the North American context, with compassion, biblical confession and a missional intention. Science - 4 Credits May be waived or transferred in. General Physics I (PHYS 151) - Credits: 4 No course description at this time. Applying for "Bachelor of Science Completion – Diagnostic Medical Sonographer" at Concordia Online is quick and easy. Apply Online Now!