2019-2020 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 20, 2024  
2019-2020 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Respiratory Care Major (B.S.)

IMPORTANT NOTE: This program is being phased out and is closed to new admits.

A full-time program culminating in a bachelor of science degree with a major in respiratory care, this program will prepare graduates to be advanced respiratory therapists for assessment and treatment of patients with heart and lung problems. In addition to hospital-based care, graduates will also be prepared to assist in the prevention of cardiopulmonary disease, and the management, care, and rehabilitation of patients with chronic disease. This program will prepare students to sit for the national board exam and obtain a license to practice. It is also an excellent option for those interested in preparing for admission to other health profession graduate degree programs.

Required Courses

General Education - Univ Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education - Distribution Areas: 20 Credits

  • Natural and Computational Sciences (typically three courses) (8):

CHEM 108  and CHEM 109 *

PHYS 100  (or higher PHYS, excluding PHYS 150 )

  • Social Sciences (choose one course from the following) (4):

COMS 221 , PSYC 101 , SOCI 100  

Respiratory Care Major: 86 Credits

Total Required Credits: 128

* A higher course number will be accepted for this general education requirement, unless otherwise noted.