Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care (B.S.R.C.) Major in Respiratory Care

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements 

  1. The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care (B.S.R.C.) degree with a major in Respiratory Care requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  For more information visit: http://www.health.txstate.edu/rc/
  2. Application for admission to the Respiratory Care (R.C.) undergraduate program must be made to the R.C. department in addition to regular university admission procedures.
  3. All applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.50 to apply.
  4. It is highly recommended that individuals interested in applying for the R.C. program complete RC 2213 prior to application.
  5. Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited depending on student/faculty ratios in the clinical phase of the program.
  6. Due to performance standards of the profession, students must meet specific ADA standards in accordance with physical and emotional requirements of the academic program in order to qualify for admission.

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  3. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.
  4. Any student who did not complete at least two years of the same foreign language in high school is required to take 6-8 hours of the same foreign language.
  5. All courses must be taken in sequence and completed with a grade of C or higher in order to progress to the next semester in the curriculum.

Course Requirements 

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
US 110011BIO 24304 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3 
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3 
PSY 1300 or SOCI 1310 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3 
BIO 1330 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3Select one of the following (Mathematics Component Code 020):3 
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3  
   
   
   
   
 16 16
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3BIO 2400 or 24404 
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3 
HIM 23603Select one of the following Statistics courses:3 
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3  
CHEM 1341 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3  
   
   
   
   
 Select one of the following:3 
   
   
   
   
 15 13
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
RC 33133RC 33213RC 33333
RC 33153RC 33233RC 32322
RC 32122RC 33223RC 33343
RC 33143RC 33243 
RC 33163RC 31251 
 14 13 8
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
RC 42112RC 42232 
RC 42122RC 43213 
RC 43143RC 43223 
RC 43163RC 42252 
RC 43173RC 42242 
 13 12
Total Hours: 120
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If US 1100 is waived, the student must have a minimum of 120 hours to graduate. See College Advising Center.