May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Respiratory Therapy

This pathway constitutes the first two years of a four-year Allied Health degree that must be completed at a four-year university.

Degree Requirements

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)

See 1410 Core Curriculum Requirements  in the Undergraduate Catalog. 

  • Area A: Essential Skills 
  • Area B: Institutional Foundations 
  • Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts 
  • Area D: Natural and Computational Sciences 
  • Area E: Social Science 


Area A

Recommended course:
  • 3 Credit Hours (if taking PHYS 1111 in Area F) (MATH 1001 is acceptable in Area A; however, MATH 1111 is recommended because the prerequisites for PHYS 1111 in Area F are MATH 1111 and MATH 1113 with a C or higher.)
Area D

Recommended courses:

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 Credit Hours)

All separate lecture and lab course combinations above (e.g., BIOL 2107 and BIOL 2107L; CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211K) are commonly offered as a combined course at Georgia State University-Atlanta (e.g., BIOL 2107K; CHEM 1211K. The combined (K) courses and separate lecture and lab (L) courses cover the same subject matter and are considered equivalent courses.

Required Courses (15 Credit Hours)

Select from the following to complete 18 credit hours in Area F

  • Any course except Kinesiology and Health (The B.S program in Respiratory Therapy recommends [CNHP 2010] Medical Terminology for Healthcare as an elective. This course is only offered on the downtown campus but can be taken by Perimeter students as a cross-level course.)