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Studying Diagnostic Medical Sonography at Weber State

Weber State’s diagnostic medical sonography degree prepares students to become highly skilled and certified professionals who operate ultrasound equipment and produce anatomic and dynamic images of organs, tissues, pregnancies and vascularity needed for patient management and diagnosis.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Highlights

Once accepted to one of Weber State’s diagnostic sonography programs, you can complete your bachelor’s degree within four semesters.

There are two emphases within this program students may choose as their focus.

  • Medical sonography focuses on abdominal, vascular, gynecological, and obstetrics anatomy and scanning.
  • Cardiac Sonography focuses on heart and vascular anatomy and scanning.

Certified sonographers who work within the profession and would like to earn a degree may qualify for an accelerated specialty program or independent study. Independent study allows students to complete their degree online and at their own pace. 

The School of Radiologic Sciences is regularly among the top programs recognized nationally by professional peers.

Beyond the Classroom

As a diagnostic medical sonography major, you’ll gain practical experience through 24 hours of clinical education per week at a local healthcare facility. Clinical placements are determined by site availability and are dependent on whether you seek to apply for the campus or regional program. Campus students are placed by WSU faculty within the state of Utah, and regional students find clinical affiliates close to where they live outside of Utah.

Ashley Feller

Class of 2022

“As a mom of four with a full-time career, deciding to return to school full-time was difficult but this program allowed for a flexible work-life balance.”

What You’ll LEARN at Weber

As a diagnostic medical sonography major, you’ll graduate with skills for educating and caring for patients, along with technical and medical knowledge.

What You CAN DO After Weber

Our graduates go on to graduate studies in radiologic sciences or careers as sonographers, working in a wide variety of settings, such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Private physician offices
  • Imaging clinics
  • Diagnostic laboratories
  • Mobile services
  • Equipment manufacturers

Employment opportunities vary widely and may include travel and/or call duty. You’ll also be prepared to earn your certification, depending your state’s requirements.

If you have questions, contact a WSU Career Advisor.

Faculty Perspective


Sonography is one of the most challenging and satisfying careers in healthcare. At Weber State University, sonography students gain complex skills that serve the patient, support physicians and enhance professional growth.

Tanya Nolan