Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care (BSRC) 


The Respiratory Care Program at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, offers a curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Degree.  Our program is dedicated to providing state of the art instruction emphasizing clinical practice based on scientific inquiry and meeting the needs of a diverse healthcare community.  The educational framework focuses on the unique skills of the respiratory therapist and emphasizes the importance of life long learning to the healthcare professional.  The program provides a student centered undergraduate educational experience based on a strong liberal arts foundation and strives to prepare graduates to embrace ethical practice, reflect competence in clinical skill, and display professional conduct.



To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists.

To prepare leaders for the field of respiratory care by including curricular content that includes objectives related to acquisition of skills in one or more of the following: management, education, research, advanced clinical practice (which may include an area of clinical specialization).


Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

 The on-campus, entry-level Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care program (CoARC #200394) is fully accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States and provides outcome data for all its accredited programs. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the goals of the program effectiveness are documented.  Programmatic outcome data reported on the CoARC website include a 3-year time period reported on RRT credentialing success, achievement of the high cut score on the TMC exam, retention (attrition), job placement, overall graduate satisfaction, the total number of program enrollees, total number of program graduates, and maximum annual enrollment.  This information can be found on the CoARC’s outcomes webpage.



A minimum grade of 75 (C) is required in all respiratory courses. Failure to attain a minimum grade of C in these courses will prevent the student from progressing in the program. A student who fails to achieve a grade of C in any respiratory care course may repeat the course one time.  Any student who fails to achieve a grade of C in any two respiratory care courses will be dismissed and not eligible for re-admission.


The respiratory care program at Midwestern State University meets the licensure requirements in all states except Alaska.  Licensure requirements have not been determined in Alaska because licensure is not currently regulated. Use the links below to find information on the state or U.S. territory in which you intend to be licensed in order to identify whether MSU’s Respiratory Therapy program meets, does not meet, or if it has not been determined if it meets the educational requirements for licensure. If MSU's program has not determined if it meets the educational requirements for licensure in the state in question, it may satisfy all or a portion of the academic requirements. If that is the case, we recommend contacting the licensing agency directly before beginning the program.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Anderson,

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