Respiratory Therapy Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science

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General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses12
Academic Writing and Research
College Algebra 1
Select one course numbered 1883
Social Sciences9
General Psychology
Human Development
Natural Sciences9
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
General Physics I
and Physics I Laboratory
Analytical and Quantitative Thought3
Computers in Society
Select one course numbered 3883
BS Science-related course requirements
BIOL 225Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOL 226Anatomy and Physiology4
Major Option
Complete all required courses62
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum2
Total Credit Hours120

Major Option

Respiratory Therapy Comprehensive Requirements
BIOL 103General Biology4
BIOL 211Human Microbiology4
BIOL 325Medical Terminology1
CHEM 161
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
PE 265Emergency Medical Response2
Respiratory Therapy Comprehensive Electives
Select 12 credit hours of the following: 212
Introduction to Epidemiology
Human Genetics
Business Communications
Counseling Skills
Health Care Economics
Introduction to Nutrition
Orientation to Respiratory Therapy
Introduction to Public Health
Human Resource Management
Health Care Management I - Managing People Effectively
Health Care Management II - Managing Processes Effectively
Introduction to Health Promotions
Physiology of Exercise
Introduction to Ethics
Abnormal Behavior and Society
Physiological Psychology
Adult Development and Aging
Interpersonal and Relational Communication
Logic Argumentation and Reasoning 3
Elementary Statistics
May select one of the following:
Global Cultures and Diversity 3
Race and Minority Relations 3
Clinical Year
Students must successfully complete a respiratory therapy clinical training program at an affiliated Hospital/School of Respiratory Therapy. 435
Register for the following every semester during clinical training:
Special Topics in Health Sciences 5
Total Credit Hours62

Students with sufficient preparation may enter the mathematics program at a higher level.


Students must take a total of 85 credit hours including General Studies and BS Science-related course requirements and Respiratory Therapy Comprehensive Requirements and Electives; minimum elective credit hours = 12.

A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (300-400 level).


Courses recommended by Nebraska Methodist College.


Students will be awarded 35 credit hours upon satisfactory completion of the training. The University of Nebraska is currently affiliated with the clinical programs at Alegent Health in Omaha and Nebraska Methodist College in Omaha. Gaining acceptance to an affiliated school for the clinical portion is a competitive process and admission cannot be assured by successful completion of pre-respiratory therapy courses.


This requirement is part of the 35 credit hours of credit awarded for the clinical training.