General Education Courses
As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree. General education courses are required regardless of your major.
All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Argumentative and Research Writing
- Introduction to Christian Theology
- Interpersonal Communication
- Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
Respiratory therapy completion students will take courses covering topics such as:
- Healthcare Administration
- Leadership in Ethical Organizations
- Organizational Behavior and Communication
- Online Speaking and Presentations
The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is encouraging advanced education for professionals. The AARC education position statement calls for 80% of RTs to either hold, or be working toward, a bachelor’s degree by the year 2020. Keep your career moving forward by completing your bachelor’s degree.
Marian University and Wisconsin Technical Colleges have an articulation agreement that allows graduates of an respiratory therapy associate degree program at a Wisconsin Technical College to transfer in up to 69 credits for their associate level core and clinical courses. A bachelor’s degree requires 120 credit hours, but the typical Wisconsin Technical College graduate needs about ONLY 51 CREDIT HOURS to complete this bachelor’s degree. Applicants from outside of Wisconsin will have their transcripts evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Wisconsin respiratory therapists are eligible for a tuition discount!