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BS in Biology Affiliated Programs with UMDNJ-SHRP
Cardiac Sonography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Vascular Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Respiratory Care Specializations

The course of study for these specializations typically includes the equivalent of three years of study at New Jersey City University prior to the 15-month clinical phase at UMDNJ. Students must apply for acceptance to UMDNJ by January 15 of the same year in which they begin the clinical program. Students who successfully complete the 15-month training in these programs are awarded a BS in Biology from New Jersey City University and a certificate of graduation from UMDNJ-SHRP. Acceptance to the UMDNJ programs requires a minimum overall GPA of 2.75.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography includes general sonography, cardiac sonography, vascular technology and other subspecialties. Sonographers assist physicians in gathering data to reach diagnostic decisions.

Nuclear Medicine Technologists use radioactive materials for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Technologists work with physicians and other allied health professionals to provide accurate diagnoses and treatments for patients. Nuclear Medicine Technologists are specially trained in radiation safety, laboratory techniques, imaging procedures and the use of highly specialized
equipment.

Respiratory Therapists participate in the diagnosis, treatment, management, education and preventative care of patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. Their responsibilities include medical gas therapy, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, maintenance of artificial airways and ventilator management.

Vascular Technologists noninvasively test for arterial or venous disease at the request or direction of a Vascular Surgeon or Vascular Medicine Specialist. Technologists principally rely on ultrasound, but also incorporate a wide variety of other instrumentation for the detection of disease.


Course requirements for completion of the major are listed below. Course Codes with an asterisk (*) have prerequisite and corequisite courses.

  Course Code
  Course Title
  Credits
 ENGL 101
 English Composition I
 3
 ENGL 102*
 English Composition II
 3
 FYE 1xx
 First Year Experience
 3
 GSC 101*
 Civilizations I
 3
 GSC 102*
 Civilizations II
 3

 Area B1
 3

 Area B2
 3

 Area C
 3

 Area E
 3
 MATH 140*
 Statistics  3
 MATH 165*
 Precalculus  3
 INTD 180*
 Computer Tools for Science & Math
 3
 BIOL 130
 Principles of Biology I
 4
 BIOL 131*
 Principles of Biology II
 4
 BIOL 230*
 Cell Biology
 4
 BIOL 236*
 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I
 4
 BIOL 237*
 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II
 4
 BIOL xxx*
 Biology Elective
 3-4
 CHEM 105*
 General Chemistry I
 3
 CHEM 1105*
 General Chemistry I Lab
 2
 CHEM 106*
 General Chemistry II
 3
 CHEM 1106*
 General Chemistry II Lab
 2
 CHEM 207*
 Organic Chemistry I
 4
 CHEM 307*
 Biochemistry I
 4
 FES 407/408
 CPR  1-3

These course requirements meet general studies requirements that are specific to these programs and facilitate the timely completion of required courses at New Jersey City University prior to beginning the Allied Health Technologies programs at UMDNJ. Each student applying for transfer into the BS in Allied Health Technology program will be individually evaluated according to established guidelines.

Download UMDNJ Sonography brochure
Download UMDNJ Nuclear Medicine brochure
Download UMDNJ Vascular Technology brochure
Link to Respiratory Care Program at UMDNJ

Allied Health Advisement Form
BSCLS-AHT Planning Sheet

Faculty advisor:
Prof. Egli
Science 328
tel. 201-200-3314
cegli@njcu.edu
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