Respiratory Care / Bachelor of Science in Biology to Master of Science in Respiratory Care / 3 + 2 Program

Total Credit Hours: 136

Major Credit Hours: 93

 

Students enrolled in this program will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Lewis University and a Master of Science in Respiratory Care from Rush University. All catalog rules for the Bachelor of Science in Biology apply.

Degree Requirements

Program: BS-BIOL-1
Concentration: RSPC

Please note: Students admitted to the Respiratory Care Program in this manner will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from Lewis University at the successful completion of the first two semesters of study at Rush University. A minimum of 92 credit hours are necessary to earn the Master of Science in Respiratory Care Program at Rush University. All courses taken during the first two semesters (28 hours) will be transferred back to Lewis University to meet the B.S. requirements. Students must complete the first two semesters (Fall and Spring semesters) in order to be awarded the B.S. degree from Lewis University. If they do not complete the first two semesters, they will need to return to Lewis to fulfill the degree requirements.

I. Core Courses (64)


BIOL-11000General Biology 1

4

BIOL-11100General Biology 1 Lab

1

BIOL-11500General Biology 2

4

BIOL-11600General Biology 2 Lab

1

BIOL-22000Genetics

4

BIOL-22100Genetics Lab

1

BIOL-22400General Microbiology

4

BIOL-22600General Microbiology Lab

1

BIOL-32000Biostatistics

3

BIOL-33500Advanced Clinical Physiology

3

BIOL-33600Case Studies in Human Physiology

1

BIOL-35500Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates

3

BIOL-35600Molecular Biochemistry Lab

1

BIOL-38000Biochemistry Journal Club

1

BIOL-42200Human Anatomy

3

BIOL-42300Functional Human Anatomy Lab

1

CHEM-11000General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-11100General Chemistry 1 Lab

1

CHEM-11500General Chemistry 2

4

CHEM-11600General Chemistry 2 Lab

1

CHEM-22000Organic Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-22100Organic Chemistry 1 Lab

1

CHEM-22500Organic Chemistry 2

4

CHEM-22600Organic Chemistry 2 Lab

1

MATH-20000Calculus 1

4

-OR

MATH-21100Calculus for the Life Sciences

4

PHYS-20000College Physics 1

4

PHYS-20100College Physics 1 Lab

1

II. Journal Club (1)

Select one of the following options:
BIOL-38000Biochemistry Journal Club

1

BIOL-38100Physiology Journal Club

1

BIOL-38200Microbiology Journal Club

1

BIOL-38300Ecology Journal Club

1

BIOL-38400Genetics Journal Club

1

BIOL-38500Biology Journal Club

1

III. The following courses are taken at Rush University to obtain a B.S. in Biology: (28)


 

Fall Courses (13)

RCP-510Foundations of Professional Practice

3

RCP-511Introduction to Respiratory Care

3

RCP-512Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology

5

RCP-515Respiratory Care Pharmacology

2

Spring Courses (15)

RCP-520Respiratory Care and Equipment and Techniques

4

RCP-521Patient Assessment

4

RCP-522Pulmonary Disease

3

RCP-523Mechanical Ventilation

4

IV. Advanced Writing Requirement

The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of:
BIOL-11100General Biology 1 Lab

1

BIOL-11600General Biology 2 Lab

1

BIOL-22600General Microbiology Lab

1

V. Consult the program Fact Sheet for the sequence of General Education courses. (43)