Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Health Professions
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Diag. Med. Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Description: We’re a nationally accredited school that offers a Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) in four professional disciplines: Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiological Technology, and Respiratory Therapy. We also offer Medical Laboratory Technology in the Post Diploma program. We’re the only fully integrated four-year university-based program of this kind in Canada.

Sonographers are highly skilled health-care professionals who use ultrasound (sound waves) to look inside a patient’s body, evaluate the condition of various organs, and record digital pictures. Sonographers evaluate organs and structures such as the liver, kidneys, heart, thyroid, blood vessels, muscles, ovaries, as well as developing babies. They provide a summary of what they’ve discovered so specialized doctors can make a diagnosis.

URL: Health Sciences – Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound (BHSc) at Dalhousie University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $19,683

Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year and includes the cost of tuition and incidental fees.

Careers: Ultrasound Technologists (Medical Sonographers)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

Assessment of academic performance based on the applicant?s transcripts accounts for 80% of the applicant’s overall total score. Applicants are required to have completion of academic Grade 12 with at least five Grade 12 university preparatory courses, including: English, Academic Math, two Sciences: Biology, Physics; and one other acceptable university-preparatory course. Overall average of 75% in the five university preparatory courses used to meet admission requirements is required. No grade lower than 70% in the five courses.