Online Respiratory Completion Program - RRT to BSRC Degree

A Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care affords excellent opportunities for professional growth and development. Midwestern State University is offering our RRT-to-BSRC completion program by means of distance education.  Courses are taught 100% online via Desire 2 Learn (D2L).

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Respiratory Care consists of 120 semester hours.  42 semester hours of non-respiratory academic foundation course work is required for the BSRC degree. An additional 7 semester hours of science courses are required by the respiratory department. These academic foundation courses may be taken at any appropriately accredited college or university and transferred to MSU. Many, if not all of these hours may have been completed during your associate's program. If all academic foundation courses have been completed, you will only be required to complete 10 upper level respiratory courses (30 hours) through MSU as well as the writing proficiency requirements prior to graduating with your BSRC. An additional 41 semester hours are granted towards your BSRC for the RRT credential.




  • 42 Semester hours of non-respiratory academic foundation courses
  • 7 Semester hours of additional science courses
  • 41 Semester hours granted for the RRT credential after starting MSU courses
  • 30 Semester hours of upper level respiratory courses completed online through MSU



All students seeking baccalaureate degrees from Midwestern State University must fulfill a writing proficiency requirement between the completion of their 60th and 90th credit courm either by passing ENGL 2113, Composition Skills, or by passing the Writing Proficiency Examination. The exam may, however, be taken only once; any student failing the exam must then take and pass ENG 2113 before or immediately subsequent to completing his or her 90th hour. For more information about the exam and the cost click here or cal (940) 397-4131.



Midwestern State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Land, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Midwestern State University.



NBRC RRT Credential



RRT to BSRC Degree Plan for Catalog Year 2012-2014

RRT to BSRC Degree Plan for Catalog Year 2014-2016




A minimum grade of 75 (C) is required in all respiratory courses.  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 eligible for re-admission.



Registered Therapists who wish to begin taking the respiratory care courses should first apply for MSU admission here followed by applying to the Respiratory Care Program by clicking here. Please have official transcripts sent to MSU from all colleges or universities you have attended.  Please include an official transcript documenting completion of a Registry-Level Respiratory Program. 

Students may enter the RRT-BSRC program in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester(Summer includes both Summer I and II sessions - 10 weeks).