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BSRC Admissions Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care

General Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission to the BSRC Program, applicants must meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Be admitted to Texas State University
  • Complete all RC Pre-requisite courses with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Strongly recommended: completing RC 2213, Introduction to Respiratory Care (Elective course), with a minimum earned grade of “C” (Offered on the Texas State San Marcos campus each fall and spring semester and on-line during the summer.
  • Follow the instructions and be sure to submit/upload:
    • instructions checked off
    • pre-req's checked off
    • completed application
    • completed ADA form
    • 1 written statement about 1.) Why you wish to pursue respiratory care as a career and 2.) Why did you choose the BSRC Program at Texas State University to achieve this goal?
    • 1 MP4 formatted video explaining why Respiratory Care is the career for you.
    • Submit/Upload completed packet by May 1. EXTENDED to May 20th.
  • Download the Complete BSRC Application
  • NEW FOR 2022 Submit/Upload your completed application          BSRC Application Submission Form                                                      (ONLY ONE FILE CAN BE UPLOADED AT A TIME. Either combine the files into 1 or upload each file)

IMPORTANT: Background checks, drug screening, and proof of immunization are required following initial acceptance into the program. Applicants must successfully clear each of these three requirements to be fully accepted into the program.

Texas State University is not required to admit to the program an applicant with a flagged background check who has been given tentative clearance for a license by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS). Applicants should be aware that such clearance by TDSHS does not guarantee an applicant’s employability.

Finally, applicants should be aware that the University does not control the individual requirements of hospital systems for clinical rotations and employment and that such requirements might directly impact an applicant’s ability to complete their clinical education, obtain future employment, or obtain appropriate licensure.


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