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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Registered Respiratory Therapist-to-BSRC Program

This program refers to transfer of previously obtained training in Respiratory Care into the MSU Respiratory Care program. This policy specifically applies to individuals who possess the RRT credential and who wish to pursue the BSRC degree at MSU. The student will submit an official transcript to the University that documents the completion of the Registry level program. The department may grant the holder of the RRT credential 41 semester hours toward the 71 required Respiratory Care semester hours. This professional credential credit will be granted once the student has successfully completed 9 semester hours of MSU Respiratory Care course work.

  • A minimum of 30 hours must be advanced level.
  • A minimum of 30 hours must be taken from MSU to satisfy the residency requirement.
  • Meet the University Writing Proficiency Requirement .

Progression Policy for RRT to BSRC Degree

Students must maintain satisfactory standards in classroom and clinical activities to be retained and to progress in the program. Requirements are as follows:

  1. A minimum grade of 75 (C) is required in all respiratory courses (*except RESP 4123 ). Failure to attain a minimum grade of C in these courses will prevent the student from progressing in the program. A student who fails to achieve a grade of C in any respiratory care course may repeat the course one time. Any student who fails to achieve a grade of C in any two respiratory care courses will be dismissed and not be eligible for readmission.
  2. Failure to achieve a minimum grade of C when repeating a respiratory care course will result in dismissal from the program and the student may not reapply to this respiratory care program.
  3. The BSRC Program’s Admission Committee reserves the right to make exceptions to the above due to extenuating circumstances.

*RESP 4123 - Data Analysis  is on a traditional grading scale where 70 is considered a minimum grade of C.

Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum - 42 semester hours

(See Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum - 42 semester hours )

RRT Credential - 41 semester hours

(see details above)


*6 hours are duplicated in Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum, but the total program hours do not change.

Total Semester Hours - 120