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Entering a career as a respiratory therapist is a difficult, but rewarding task. Your first step is to earn a bachelor’s degree from BHSU. We have created a recommended program of study that will make your journey to becoming a respiratory therapist a reality.

BHSU students have the opportunity for interactive educational experiences and one-on-one mentoring with science faculty. Faculty meet with students as they prepare for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and the medical school application process. The research experience and extracurricular learning experiences at BHSU give our students a competitive edge.

Program Requirements

  • 4 BIOL 151/L General Biology I & Lab

  • 3 BIOL 286 Medical Word Origins

  • 4 BIOL 325/L Physiology & Lab

  • 4 BIOL 381/L Vertebrate Anatomy & Lab

  • 4 CHEM 106/L Chemistry Survey & Lab OR 4 CHEM 112/L General Chemistry I & Lab

  • 3 ENGL 101 Composition I

  • 3 ENGL 201 Composition II

  • 3 MATH 281 Introduction to Statistics

  • 4 PHYS 111/L Introduction to Physics I & Lab

  • 3 CMST 101 Foundations of Communication


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