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 priority admission application period for the Respiratory Care program begins November 1 and closes December 15. The general application period begins November 1 and closes 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 2430 (TCCN BIOL 2404)4 
PSY 1300 or SOCI 1310 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 [TCCN PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301] )3Communication Component Code 0103 
BIO 1330 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN BIOL 1306])3Component Area Option 0903 
Communication Component Code 0103American History Component Code 0603 
Government/Political Science Component Code 0703Mathematics Component Code 02023 
Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315]3  
 16 16 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
HIM 2360 (HITT 1305)3BIO 2400 or 2440 (TCCN BIOL 2421 or 2420)4 
CHEM 1341 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN CHEM 1311])3Government/Political Science Component Code 0703 
American History Component Code 0603Choose one of the following Statistics courses:3 
Component Area Option 0903  
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403  
PSY 2301 (TCCN PSYC 2317)
 Choose one of the following:3 
PHYS 1310 (TCCN PHYS 1305)
PHYS 1315 (TCCN PHYS 1301)
PHYS 1320 (TCCN PHYS 1307)
PHYS 1325 (TCCN PHYS 1302)
 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

If US 1100 is waived, the student must have a minimum of 120 hours to graduate. See College Advising Center.


One course from the following may be chosen to satisfy the Mathematics Component Code 020: MATH 1315 (TCCN 1314), MATH 1319 (TCCN 1324), MATH 1329 (TCCN 1325),MATH 2417 (TCCN 2412), or MATH 2471 (TCCN 2413).