Undergraduate Course Catalog 2012-2013

General Information

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Total Credit Hours: 150
Major Credit Hours: 107

A grade of "C" or better must be earned in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in the sequence.

It is the policy of the Biology department to support with letters of recommendation for professional school applications, only those students who have achieved a cumulative and science GPA of 3.25 by the time they complete 02-355 Biochemistry I and have no withdrawals in their records. In the event that a student has his/her request for letters of recommendation denied, he/she has the right to petition for reconsideration with the understanding that there is no guarantee that the petition will be successful. Acceptance into any professional school is solely determined by the admission committee of that school. All faculty members have the right to decline a request to write a letter of recommendation for any student.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography majors may take a Biology class only two times. If a student has not achieved a minimum grade of a "C" after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class.

Students are required to shadow, observe a DMS, for a day at Northwestern Memorial Hospital or show proof of such activity at another medical facility before applying to the program.

The Biology Department will award 3 hours of credit for our general education class 02-100 (Introduction to Biology) when students have received a score of 4 or 5 on AP tests. We do not award any credit for major classes based on AP scores.

I. Core Courses (60)
02-110 General Biology I (4)
02-111 General Biology I Lab (1)
03-110 General Chemistry I (4)
03-111 General Chemistry I Lab (1)
02-115 General Biology II (4)
02-116 General Biology II Lab (1)
03-115 General Chemistry II (4)
03-116 General Chemistry II Lab (1)
17-200 College Physics I (4)
17-201 College Physics I Lab (1)
13-200 Calculus I (4)
13-211 Calculus for the Life Sciences (4)
02-220 Genetics (4)
02-221 Genetics Lab (1)
02-224 General Microbiology (4)
02-226 General Microbiology Lab (1)
02-381 Physiology Journal Club (1)
03-220 Organic Chemistry I (4)
03-221 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)
03-225 Organic Chemistry II (4)
03-226 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)
02-335 Advanced Clinical Physiology (3)
02-336 Case Studies in Human Physiology (1)
02-355 Biochemistry I- Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates (3)
02-356 Biochemistry I Lab (1)
02-496 Biology Senior Thesis (2)

II. Students complete the Professional Phase of the program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (47)
02-330 Management and Methods of Patient Care for Sonography (1)
02-332 Fundamentals of Sonography (3)
02-338 Medical Terminology (1-2)
02-341 Sectional Imaging Anatomy Sonography (2)
02-343 Principles of Ultrasound Physics I (3)
02-345 Abdominal Sonography & Lab (4)
02-347 Obstetrical-Gynecological Sonography with Embryology (3)
02-349 Clinical Education I (2)
02-438 Ultrasound Image Critique (1)
02-351 Clinical Education II (3)
02-359 Cellular Pathophysiology (2)
02-439 Obstetrical-Gynecological Pathology (4)
02-441 Abdominal Pathology (3)
02-443 Principles of Ultrasound Physics II (2)
02-444 Clinical Education III (3)
02-445 Introduction to Pediatrics & Vascular Imaging (1)
02-451 Specialty Sonography (2)
02-453 Clinical Education IV (4)
02-455 Registry Review (2)

II. General Education Credits (43)

III. The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by the successful completion of the following courses that contain strong writing components: General Biology Labs I and II, General Microbiology Lab, and Biology Senior Thesis.