The pre-echocardiography program is a four-year course of instruction to provide a bachelor of arts degree with a major in biology pre-echocardiography. Saint Mary’s University is affiliated with the echocardiography training program at the Mayo School of Health Sciences.
Prior to a 21-month internship, the student must complete two years of course work (71 credits) at Saint Mary’s University, including the general education requirements. Acceptance to the clinical program at Mayo is contingent upon the student’s academic achievement. Upon successful completion of the clinical program the student receives a certificate of completion from Mayo and is eligible to take the certification exam given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
A student graduating from Saint Mary’s University after successfully completing the echocardiography training program at Mayo will receive a bachelor of science degree with a major in biology echocardiography.