Are you interested in playing a key role in patient diagnosis, facilitating rehabilitation and recovery? Find mastery of medical technology rewarding? A sonography 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.
A major in sonography 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 sonography degree in St. Paul, Minnesota. The General and Echocardiography tracks collaborate with many medical partners in the Twin Cities and surround out state. These include: Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, M Health Fairview-University of Minnesota Medical Center, Hennepin County Medical Center, St. John’s, Fairview Ridges, Fairview Southdale, Allina Mercy, North Memorial, HSHS Sacred Heart, CentraCare, Healthpartners Regions, Park Nicollet, Mayo Clinic, the Essentia system, and Woodwinds Hospital. 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
A St. Kate’s sonography major prepares you to take national certification exams in ultrasound physics, abdominal ultrasound, and obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound, and to become a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) with the American Registry of Diagnostic Sonography (ARDMS) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for the general track.
The Adult Echocardiography certification examination can be taken with the ARDMS or the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
The General Sonography track at St. Catherine University 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).
The Echocardiography track at St. Catherine University is in the process of seeking accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).