Information for Transfer and Post-Baccalaureate Students

Learn more about the prerequisite courses needed to apply to the BS in Diagnostic Ultrasound program as a transfer or post-baccalaureate student and the courses you will take as a diagnostic ultrasound major.

As a student of our Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) program, you will join a community of faculty and students dedicated to your success.

We have developed plans of study for our transfer and post-baccalaureate students that will allow you to dive into the foundational and DIUS courses you need to earn your degree.

Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite courses are required for all transfer and post-baccalaureate students applying for admission. Visit the Registrar's Office site for more information on how your credits may transfer using their Transfer Tools and Transfer Equivalency Guide. Some courses not listed on the Transfer Equivalency Guide may still transfer to SU. For courses not found on this tool, compare course descriptions with SU’s course catalog to determine equivalent courses at your college/university.

Students admitted into the DIUS major must maintain a cumulative 2.75 GPA and a 3.0 GPA in pre-requisites and major courses.

  • MATH 1021 Precalculus Algebra (5)
  • MATH 1028 Trigonometry (2)
  • CHEM 1500/1501 General Chemistry I with lab (5)
  • PHYS 1050/1051 Mechanics (algebra-based) with lab (5)
  • PHYS 1060/1061 Waves, Sound, Electricity, and Magnetism (algebra-based) with lab (5)
  • BIOL 1610/1611 General Biology I with lab (5)
  • BIOL 2200 Anatomy and Physiology I with lab (5)
  • BIOL 2210 Anatomy and Physiology II with lab (5)
  • All Math coursework must be completed within 10 years of application and all Science coursework must be completed within 5 years of application.

All students rank a selection of a Vascular, General or Cardiac sonography track focus. Transfer students earn a total of 109 credits, 89 in required major classes. Post-bacc transfers earn a total of 99 credits, 89 in major courses. To complete your degree, you are required to hold a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher; a major GPA of 3.0 or higher and receive a C (2.0) or better in all required major courses to progress in the program.

A student's actual plan of study may vary due to prior educational experience or individual goals.

During your first year you will take University Core courses as well as those in your chosen focus area of either Vascular, General or Cardiac sonography.

Fall Quarter Year 1

All tracks:

  • NURS 3205 Pathophysiology (5)
  • NURS 2520 Health Care in the 21st Century (3)


  • DIUS 3010 Vascular Sonography I (4)
  • DIUS 3011 Vascular Lab I (3)


  • DIUS 3020 General Sonography I (4)
  • DIUS 3021 General Lab I (3)


  • DIUS 3030 Cardiac Sonography I (4)
  • DIUS 3031 Cardiac Lab I (3)

Winter Quarter Year 1

All Tracks:

  • DIUS 3100 Ultrasound Physics (5)
  • UCOR 3600 Global Health (5) - for transfer students. Course waived for post-bacc students but recommended for knowledge in global health awareness and equity.
  • UCOR 2100 Theological Exploration (5) - for post-bacc students. Transfers take the course summer quarter.


  • DIUS 3110 Vascular Sonography II (4)
  • DIUS 3111 Vascular Lab II (3)


  • DIUS 3120 General Sonography II (4)
  • DIUS 3121 General Lab II (3)


  • DIUS 3130 Cardiac Sonography II (4)
  • DIUS 3131 Cardiac Lab II (3)

Spring Quarter Year 1

All Tracks:

  • DIUS 3200 Ultrasound Instrumentation (5)
  • UCOR 2500 Philosophy of the Human Person (5) - for transfer students.
  • UCOR 2920 Ethical Reasoning in Health Care (5) - for post-bacc students. Transfers take course during summer quarter.


  • DIUS 3210 Vascular Sonography III (4)
  • DIUS 3211 Vascular Lab III (3)


  • DIUS 3220 General Sonography III (4)
  • DIUS 3221 General Lab III (3)


  • DIUS 3230 Cardiac Sonography III (4)
  • DIUS 3231 Cardiac Lab III (3)

Summer Quarter Year 1 For transfer students

  • UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations (5)
  • UCOR 2920 Ethical Reasoning in Health Care (5)

During your final year of the program, you will gain hands-on clinical sonography experience at one of our partner DIUS clinical sites.

Fall Quarter Year 2

  • DIUS 4100 Clinical Experience in Ultrasound I (10)
  • DIUS 4500 Leadership for Health Equity I (3)

Winter Quarter Year 2

  • DIUS 4200 Clinical Experience in Ultrasound II (10)
  • DIUS 4600 Leadership for Health Equity II (3)

Spring Quarter Year 2

  • DIUS 4300 Clinical Experience in Ultrasound III (10)
  • DIUS 4700 Leadership for Health Equity III (3)

Summer Quarter Year 2

  • DIUS 4400 Clinical Experience in Ultrasound IV (8)
  • DIUS 4800 Leadership for Health Equity IV (3)

Clinical placements are arranged and randomly assigned based on specific criteria for each site. Some placements are outside the state of Washington or the Greater Seattle area.

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