160 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science 2018–2019 end of the summer term two academic years later, for an overall program length of 27 months. The specific start and end dates are based on the overall schedule mandated by the university. Please refer to online university resources for specific calendar and term dates and holiday observances. All purely online courses at the master’s level are on a three-term calendar. Refer to the academic calendar published in this handbook and on web-based resources by the online M.H.Sc. program for specific term dates. The classroom and lab-based courses, including the clinical externships, are on a three-term calendar. Academic Promotions and Progression • Honors: The students may receive academic honors per term based on the completed work for the term. The policy for dean’s or chancellor’s lists follows that in place for the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences. A notice will be sent to the student and notification will be entered on his or her transcript. • Graduation with Honors: A student graduating with a cumulative GPA of 3.74 or higher is eligible to receive the degree with honors. A student graduating with a cumulative GPA of 4.0 is eligible to receive the degree with high honors. • Academic Progress: For each course offered within the program, contact information for the designated contact person for that course will be available in the syllabus of the course. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their professors or lab instructors regarding any issues impeding academic progress. Students are also strongly encouraged to contact the program director, if necessary. • Academic Progress in Clinical Externships: Clinical externships are assessed on different criteria outlined in the syllabi for these courses. Failure to meet the requirements for any of these criteria may result in failure for the externship, with similar consequences as for failure of any didactic courses including, but not limited to, possible dismissal from the program. • Academic Progression: The B.S.—MS/M.H.Sc. is a lock-step program. The sequence of the courses has been thoughtfully determined. Progression from one term to the next is, for sonography courses, based on the successful completion of the courses offered in prior terms. The progress of each student through the curriculum requires continuous satisfactory academic performance. In order to fully complete the sonography program, students must successfully complete the core sonography courses in the time and sequence that they are offered. Students who receive a final course grade of F in any core didactic course will not be allowed to progress to the next semester and will be referred to the Committee on Student Progress and may be dismissed from the program. The following are considered core courses: Ultrasound Physics I and II; Ultrasound Cross-Sectional Anatomy; Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography; Cerebrovascular Testing; Venous Testing; Peripheral Arterial Testing; Abdominal Sonography I and II; Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasound I and II; Clinical Preparation; Clinical Externship I, II, and III. • Academic Progress in Program: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Medical Sonography with the M.H.Sc. option who withdraw, or are dismissed, from the medical sonography program will automatically be withdrawn from all M.H.Sc. courses. Students who meet the M.H.Sc. admissions requirements will need to apply directly to the M.H.Sc. program if they wish to continue to earn the M.H.Sc. degree.