College for Women | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health
Are you interested in playing a key role in patient diagnosis, facilitating rehabilitation and recovery? Find mastery of medical technology rewarding? A degree from St. Kate's will give students the best possible professional preparation for a satisfying, rewarding and successful career in sonography. You’ll become a highly skilled professional using specialized equipment to evaluate and create images of structures within the human body, interacting compassionately with patients throughout the process.
Get Lab and Clinical Experience as an Undergrad
In classes combining lectures and labs, you will learn to care for patients with a wide range of medical issues using advanced ultrasound imaging equipment to evaluate the human body, examine organ systems and vascular structures, and detect pathological changes.
This major prepares you for advanced-level practice so you’re ready to work in interdisciplinary healthcare teams in settings such as hospitals, clinics, and medical service companies. Our students are employed within the first six months of graduating!
Clinical experience is a vital part of our program. We collaborate with 900 medical partners in the Twin Cities, including Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Fairview-University Medical Center, and Hennepin County Medical Center. These partnerships allow you to work alongside an expert in the field and practice sonography in a wide range of medical situations.
With St. Kate’s sonography degree, you'll be prepared to be valued members of integral healthcare teams in a variety of settings, including:
- medical centers
- health clinics
- medical service companies
St. Kate’s sonography major prepares you to take national certification exams in ultrasound physics, abdominal ultrasound, and obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound, or to become a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS).
St. Kate's sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).