Respiratory Care

Sample Program Guide

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: A Sample Program Guide provides an unofficial guide of program requirements and should be used by prospective students who are considering attending NDSU in the future. It is NOT an official curriculum and should NOT be used by current NDSU students for official degree planning purposes. Note that the official curriculum used by current NDSU students can vary from the Sample Program Guide due to a variety of factors such as, but not limited to, start year, education goals, transfer credit, and course availability.

To ensure proper program completion, enrolled students should utilize Degree Map and Schedule Planner in Campus Connection and consult regularly with their academic advisor to ensure requirements are being met.

First Year
CHEM 1173BIOC 2604 
CHEM 117L1STAT 3303 
CHP 1903MICR 2022 
CSCI 1143MICR 202L1 
ENGL 110*3Wellness (W)2 
MATH 1033ENGL 120*3 
 CHP 1251 
 16 16
Second Year
BIOL 2203Social & Behavioral Sciences (B)/Global Perspectives (G)3 
BIOL 220L1BIOL 2213 
COMM 1103BIOL 221L1 
RC 2001Special Elective (dept. approved)3 
PSYC 1113Humanities & Fine Arts (A)3 
Special Elective (dept. approved)3PHYS 1203 
Humanities & Fine Arts (A)/Cultural Diversity (D)3PHRM 1702 
 17 18
Third Year
RC 496**15RC 496**15RC 496**13
 15 15 13
Fourth Year
RC 496**8  
RC 494**4  
Upper Division Writing (C; 300-400)3  
Total Credits: 125

All students are required to successfully earn credit for Engl 110 and Engl 120.  Enrollment is based on English Placement.  Upon completion of Engl 120 with a "C" grade or higher, students will be awarded placement credit (3) for Engl 110.


Credits earned while participating in the Sanford Medical Center Fargo RC internship.  The internship is 15 months, including one summer session. 

 Indicates "core" course.  A minimum "core" course GPA of 2.50 is required.  "Core" courses must be completed with a grade of "C" within two attempts.