Program Requirements

Missouri State offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in respiratory therapy for students who have completed, or will complete, a registry-level program at an accredited respiratory therapy school.

The curriculum requires 90 university-level credit hours, plus completion of an accredited respiratory therapy program (35 hours). Ozarks Technical Community College and Missouri State-West Plains have respiratory therapy programs accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

While pursuing a degree in respiratory therapy, you must meet the requirements listed to be eligible for graduation. Also, you must complete the general education program, fulfill the general baccalaureate degree requirements and complete at least 125 hours of course work.

Respiratory Therapy (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

Eligibility for admission to the B.S. degree program is limited to those persons who have completed a registry level program in Respiratory Therapy. This program is intended for those who are seeking career enhancement in the field of Respiratory Therapy.

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
    Specific General Education Requirements: BIO 121(4) or BMS 110(3) and 111(1); PHY 123(4); PSY 121(3)

  2. Major Requirements

    1. BMS 307(4), 308(4), 561(4); BIO 210(3); ACC 201(3) or ECO 155(3)*; CHM 116(4) and 117(1) or CHM 160(4) and 161(1)
      * May be used in General Education Requirements

    2. Completion of a registry level program in Respiratory Therapy (12 hours credited as lower division, 23 hours upper division)

    3. Specialty Requirements (choose one option):

      1. Education: PSY 390(3), SEC 300(2), SEC 301(2), EDT 565(3), SFR 396(2); plus two courses from PSY 441(3); SFR 250(3) or 353(2) or 354(2); SFR 547(2)

      2. Management: ECO 155(3); MGT 340(3), MGT 341(3); plus two courses from ACC 211(3); MGT 345(3), MKT 367(3), MKT 368(3); QBA 237(3)

      3. Science: MTH 340(3); plus 11 hours of electives selected with approval of advisor.

  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements