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:
  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.
  7. The deadline for submission of applications is May 1.

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. Students 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 RC courses must be taken in a lock-step sequence and completed with a grade of "C" or higher in order to progress to the next semester in the curriculum. Students with a grade of less than a “C” in a RC course will be ineligible to continue the program and must reapply to the program the following year. To be considered for program readmission, all original program admission criteria must be met. If readmitted, an assessment of clinical skills will be required to determine appropriate clinical placement in the curriculum sequence.
  6. Requirements for B.S.R.C. completion and graduation include a Texas State GPA of 2.0 with a RC major GPA of 2.25.

Course Requirements 

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 and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3American History Component Code 0603 
BIO 1330 (Life and 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 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
American History Component Code 0603BIO 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, and Culture Component Code 040)3  
CHEM 1341 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3  
 Select one of the following:3 
 15 13 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
RC 31121RC 33213RC 33323
RC 33133RC 33233RC 33333
RC 33153RC 33223RC 33343
RC 33143RC 33243 
RC 33163RC 31251 
 13 13 9
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
RC 42112RC 43123 
RC 42212RC 42232 
RC 43143RC 42242 
RC 43163RC 42252 
RC 43173RC 43223 
 13 12 
Total Hours: 120