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Cardiac Sonography Program
Bachelors of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences
Admission Requirements

The Department of Medical Imaging Sciences - Cardiac Sonography Program offers a joint Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Imaging Sciences in collaboration with the following institutions:

Bloomfield College 
Fairleigh Dickinson University 
Felician College 
Georgian Court College 
New Jersey City University 
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Rutgers University – Newark
College of Saint Elizabeth


The degree offers a unique combination of a liberal arts education and entry into the postgraduate health career of Cardiac Sonography.

The first six semesters of liberal study is taken at the partner institution (minimum of 90 semester hours).  General education courses lead toward a concentration in biology with requirements in math, physics, chemistry and biology. The clinical track is selected in the late sophomore or early junior year through an application to Rutgers-SHP.

Applicants must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.85 and have met or be scheduled to complete all prerequisite requirements prior to the planned date for enrolling in the 4th year specialization coursework. A minimum grade of B- is required for Anatomy and Physiology I and II or the equivalent courses.

Students admitted to the 4th year professional phase are selected by an Admissions Committee from among those applicants meeting these minimum standards.

Medical Terminology is an essential foundation for the courses in the program.   It is suggested that students accepted into the Cardiac Sonography Program take a college level course or online certificate course prior to the start of the program in September.


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  January 15th for September.

Students that are in the process of completing courses during the spring semester should submit a letter from their instructor stating their midterm grade for the course.  The letter must be on school letterhead and in a sealed school envelope.


Students with a GPA of 2.85 and above may apply.  When reviewing an application, a strong emphasis is placed on the overall GPA and the actual grades received for the required prerequisite courses.  After application review, the strongest candidates will be scheduled for an interview.  In selecting students for admission, the program looks for evidence of character, potential, motivation and sound academic preparation.

Students accepted into the program must be CPR certified for either Allied Health Professionals or Adult/Pediatrics prior to starting the program.

Enrollment and continued enrollment of accepted students is conditional, based on the results of certain laboratory tests and fulfillment of immunization requirements in order to determine their ability to perform all essential function.  All students are required to have a criminal background check performed by the school.

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