BS 4-Year Program of Study

Suggested Plan of Study for Students Entering as Freshmen

Important Major Information

Total Credits: 181 credits
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 180
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.75
Minimum Major GPA: 3.0 (some scholarship may require higher)

Resources for Success

Curriculum and Clinical Notes

  • All major courses must be graded C (2.0) or better to progress in the program.
  • Students enter the program as a cohort, or class, and progress through their courses of study together. Courses in the curriculum are integrated and must be taken in order.
  • Students are expected to be available the first day of the quarter through the last day of finals to meet course requirements.
  • Clinical courses are scheduled on a full-time basis and follow the academic calendar for university closure and holidays observed.
  • Clinical placements are arranged and randomly assigned based on specific criteria for each site.
  • Some clinical placements are outside the state of Washington or the Greater Seattle area.
  • Health requirements for the program and clinical placement can be found on our website.
  • For complete information on courses, prerequisites, etc., use this information in conjunction with the online Catalog ( for the current year.

4-Year 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 Vascular, General or Cardiac sonography track focus.

All students have the opportunity to rank their interest in a vascular, general, or cardiac sonography track focus. Track placements will be determined based on available clinical spots.

V=Vascular track courses
G=General track courses
C=Cardiac track courses

This program of study is subject to change.

Bolded classes are DIUS pre-requisite classes and must be completed with a C or higher to progress to DIUS classes in Year 3

Freshman Year

Track Fall Winter Spring
All Tracks MATH 1021 Pre-calculus Algebra (5) MATH 1022 Pre-calculus Trigonometry (2) UCOR Module 1 (5)
  CHEM 1500 General Chemistry I (4) BIOL 1610 General Biology I (4) UCOR Module 1 (5)
  CHEM 1501 General Chemistry I Lab (1) BIOL 1611 General Biology I Lab (1) UCOR Module 2 (5)
  UCOR Module 1 (5) UCOR Module 1 (5)  

Sophomore Year

Track Fall Winter Spring
All Tracks PHYS 1050 Mechanics (4) PHYS 1060 Waves, Sound, Electricity & Magnetism (4) BIOL 2210 Anatomy & Physiology II (5)
  PHYS 1051 Lab (1) PHYS 1061 Lab (1) UCOR Module 3 (5)
  UCOR Module 2 (5) BIOL 2200 Anatomy & Physiology I w Lab (5) UCOR Module 3 (5)
  UCOR Module 2 (5) Elective (5)  

Recommended Electives: CMME 2100 Interpersonal Communication (5) and PSYC 3220 Growth & Development (5)

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- Awareness/Advocacy (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 (4)
  DIUS 3021 General Lab I (3) DIUS 3121 General Lab II (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)

UCOR classes are listed in the sample plan by what module is recommend. See below for UCOR course titles listed by Module. See for prerequisites and for course descriptions. Honors and Matteo Ricci students have different Core requirements.

Core Module I Requirements

  • UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar
  • UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation
  • UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities
  • UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences

Core Module II Requirements (must be taken at SU)

  • UCOR 2100 Theological Exploration
  • UCOR 2500 Philosophy of the Human Person
  • UCOR 2920 Ethical Reasoning in Health Care

Core Module III Requirements (must be taken at SU)

  • UCOR 3100 Religion in a Global Context
  • UCOR 3400 Humanities and Global Challenges
  • UCOR 3600 Global Health

Use Student Planning to plan your courses and work closely with your academic advisor on your educational plan. You are responsible for knowing information and tracking changes. Contact your advisor for support.

Contact College of Nursing Advising at or visit Seattle U Advising Services online.

Rev. November 2023

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