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The Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Science is designed to prepare graduates with a concentration in diagnostic medical sonography or cardiovascular sonography awarded jointly between FDU and The Rutgers University School of Health Professions(SHP). Students must complete 92 pre-professional credits during their first three years at FDU before applying for acceptance to the professional component at Rutgers for their senior year. 

Completion of this program will result in a Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Science awarded jointly between:

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University and
  • The Rutgers University School of Health Professions (SHP)

Graduates will be eligible 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

The cardiovascular 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.

  • Employment rate in various healthcare agencies in the tri-state area – 100%
  • Salary range after completion of Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Science degree by the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Diagnostic Medical Sonography $71,000 – $76,530 — Cardiovascular Sonography $63,570 – $68,570

Admission Requirements

Admission to FDU

  • Graduation from an accredited secondary school with a record indicating potential to succeed in college.
  • A separate application to Rutgers University will be filled out in the Fall.
  • 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.

Admission to Rutgers University

  • 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 BS in Medical Imaging science major must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.85 in their pre-professional course work.

Degree Plan

Students must complete 92 preprofessional credits during their first three years at FDU before applying for acceptance to the professional component at out partner university for their final 12 to 13 months of study. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.

Students must choose one of the following areas of concentration.

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Cardiovascular Sonography

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.

1st Semester (16 credits)

2nd Semester (16 credits)

3rd Semester (18 credits)

4th Semester (16 credits)

5th Semester (13 credits)

6th Semester (13 credits)

Special information

This degree is a joint partnership with Fairleigh Dickinson University and The Rutgers University, School of Health Professions (SHP).

Contact Information
Prof. Marilyn R. Rubin
201-692-2847
rubin@fdu.edu