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Bachelor of Science inPulmonary Science

The Bachelor of Science in Pulmonary Science program consists of 44 credit hours and is offered fully online.  The Bachelor's in Respiratory Therapy is designed for busy adult students who are interested in obtaining their degree and require the flexibility of attending class on their schedule.

Area of Study: Health & Medicine

  • Credit Hours: 44
  • Course Length: 7 weeks

This program can be taken:

  • Online
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Pulmonary Science
Curriculum Overview


Registered Respiratory Therapists can work full-time and complete the Bachelor’s of Pulmonary Science degree program. Because Concordia delivers courses via the Web, students must utilize their own time and organizational skills to succeed in this accelerated online program.

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Course Name
  • Epidemiological Foundations4
  • Advances in Pharmacology4
  • Health Psychology4
  • Ethics & Decision Making4
  • Principles of Healthcare Syst.4
  • Healthcare Info. Systems4
  • Multi-Specialties in Resp. Thr4
  • Compliance & Regulatory Req.4
  • Adv. in Critical Care Monitor4
  • Adv. Cardiopulmonary Sciences4
  • Senior Seminar4
PUL-220 - Epidemiological Foundations

This course is designed to provide students with a historical background in epidemiological studies. The course is also designed to expose students to the principles and concepts necessary for understanding the basics of epidemiological activity and classical epidemiological investigations. By applying knowledge from a range of disciplines, epidemiologists are able to more adequately study disease, wellness and other health-related events in populations. The ultimate goal of this course is to stimulate a desire for further education in epidemiological course work.

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For admission consideration, a student must:

  • Have an Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Be credentialed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist

If the candidate has an Associate of Applied Science Degree, additional lower division general education courses may also need to be taken for graduation

  1. Apply Online
  2. Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 based on a 4.0 system.
    • If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet.  Concordia accepts completed goal areas.
    • If you have less than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit your official high school transcript as well as any college level courses you have taken.
  3. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below.  Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).
    • What has led you to pursue your undergraduate degree?
    • What are your long term personal and professional goals?

*128 credits need to be completed to earn bachelor’s degree

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University’s technology requirements. Contact Concordia’s Help Desk at or (651) 641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

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of CSP students receive jobs after graduation.*


Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Concordia University, St. Paul online provides an affordable educational choice for adult learners. Concordia online offers program credits at a competitive rate.

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