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Program Eligibility

To be eligible for our RRT to BS Degree Advancement Program a student must have one of the following:

1. Associate of Science Degree

  • Earned an Associate of Science Degree in Respiratory Care from a regionally accredited institution
  • 64 semester credit hours, including respiratory care courses, from a regionally accredited institution
  • RRT credential (verified on the NBRC database)

Students who have met these requirements will be considered general education/core certified and will only need to complete the 30 credits (11 courses) of the program.

2. Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Health Science Degree

  • Earned an Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Health Science Degree in Respiratory Care from a regionally accredited institution
  • 35 semester credit hours from a regionally accredited institution
  • RRT credential (verified on the NBRC database)

Students who have met these requirements will also need to meet Boise State general education/core requirements (referred to as University Foundation requirements) before being admitted into the program.

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ENGL 101Introduction to College Writing3
ENGL 102Introduction to College Writing and Research3
BIOL 227Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
COMM 101Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
CHEM 101/101LEssentials of Chemistry I and Lab4
Mathematics (FM)3-5
Social Sciences (FS)
Social Sciences (FS) in a second field
3
3
Visual and Performing Arts (FA)3
Literature and Humanities (FH)3
UF 200Civic and Ethical Foundations3
Total32-34

*The final decision for acceptance rests with the Respiratory Care department.

Other factors such as cumulative GPA, respiratory care GPA and course selection will be considered when determining acceptance into the Degree Advancement Program.

*Candidates who graduated from an institution which is not regionally accredited are not eligible for the RRT to BS Degree Advancement Program at Boise State University. Please contact the department with any questions you may have.*

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