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The Bachelor of Science Program in Respiratory Therapy is a 2+2 program, meaning the student completes the first two years at any accredited college or university of choice, and the last two years at this university. All 2+2 students begin the program fall semester after completing a core curriculum. The program consists of five semesters and includes classroom and clinical education.
Only 18% of therapists have a B.S. in Respiratory Therapy. Therapists with a B.S. are able to work in fields such as pharmaceutical sales or management which command higher salaries.