Medical Sonography Admissions

Program announcements

MAT 143 is now an approved math class for the Medical Sonography program.

The Fall 2023 program application will be available October 1.

 

The Medical Sonography Program prepares students for a career as a medical sonographer, a skilled health care professional who uses high-frequency sound waves that produce images of the body's internal structures. Employment opportunities include hospitals, clinics, physician offices, medical laboratories, government agencies and industry. The program is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS).

Perry Health Sciences Admissions
919-747-0402
[email protected]

The following steps are required to be classified as a Pre-Sonography student:

The Sonography (SON) program is a limited-enrollment program and uses a competitive acceptance procedure with a point system, not a waiting list, to determine who can register for SON classes. Applicants are ranked based grades earned in the general education classes required for the Sonography program, such as ENG 111, PSY 150 and BIO 163. Grades of "C" or better are required in all program-related curriculum classes. Acceptance into the Sonography program is not guaranteed.

NOTE: BIO classes must have been completed within five years of the first SON class, and any math class (MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171 or equivalent) must be completed within 10 years of the first SON class.

The following items are requirements for the Sonography program selection process and must be submitted by the program application deadline:

  • All prerequisite classes must be completed by the program application deadline with a grade of "C" or better to be eligible to submit the program application:
    • BIO 163, Anatomy & Physiology, or BIO 168 and BIO 169
    • PHY 110 and PHY 110A, Conceptual Physics & Lab, or college-level physics with lab
    • ENG 111, Writing and Inquiry
    • MAT 143, MAT 152 or MAT 171 
    • ENG 112, COM 110, COM 120 or COM 231
  • The Nurse Aide 1 course must be completed, your certification must be current and you must be listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry by the Sonography application deadline and stay active until the beginning of the first clinical SON class.
  • Official ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) scores must be submitted by the program application deadline. Review the TEAS Testing page for more information. (NOTE: Only two TEAS tests are allowed per calendar year, with a minimum of 30 days between tests.)
  • Submit a Medical Sonography program application to [email protected]. The application windows are October 1 through January 31 for the Fall class and April 1 through July 31 for the Spring class. 

If accepted into the Medical Sonography program, students are required to attend a mandatory departmental orientation and complete all clinical site requirements.