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    Apr 19, 2024  
2016-2017 Augusta University Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Augusta University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy Degree Completion for RRTs On-Line Program

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Career Information

The Online Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Program enables respiratory therapists to earn a bachelor’s degree with minimal disruption to their lives and livelihoods. A bachelor’s degree can increase base pay and enhance competitiveness for positions such as disease or case manager, clinical educator, supervisor, clinical specialist departmental director, clinical sales specialist, and pharmaceutical representative.

Approximately a third of respiratory therapists have a bachelor’s or graduate degree. Average salaries for experienced respiratory therapists range from $57,000 to $70,000, depending on job responsibilities, education and location.

About the Program

The program enables working individuals to earn a degree through part time online classes. The program has a low student-to-teacher ratio and strongly emphasizes professional and academic growth, through development of critical thinking and effective communication skills.

The program requires 120 semester hours for completion: 60 hours of academic core, (see core curriculum) 30 semester hours of professional courses (see program curriculum) and 30 semester hours of conferred with proof of the RRT credential. Students may enroll part-time or full-time and start any semester.

Admission Requirements

Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information:

Technical Standards

In addition to demonstrating personal characteristics appropriate for a health professions career, students must satisfy general and specific technical standards. Visit to review these requirements.

Financial Aid

The university participates in all federal student aid programs.

Estimated Tuition and Fees

For estimated tuition and fees, please see the Financial Information  section of this catalog.

Respiratory Therapy Program Curriculum

Core Curriculum Areas A‑E: 42 Hours

For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements .

Core Curriculum Area F: 18 Hours

Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours

Students who transfer to Augusta University with less than 60 credit hours must complete the Wellness Requirement.

Junior Year

Senior Year

Total Program Hours: 124

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