As a student in this program, you will complete foundation and pre-professional coursework with other pre-medical and health students on Jefferson’s East Falls Campus. Students who maintain progression criteria are guaranteed to matriculate into the professional phase, delivered on the Center City campus. Jefferson’s academic advisors and faculty work closely with our students on course selection and academic performance to ensure that each student is on pace to transition into the professional phase of the program.
In our stimulating and supportive environment, you will build a strong foundation in sciences and humanities, preparing you for success in upper-division courses in Respiratory Therapy.
Preprofessional Curriculum: 60 credits
- Years 1 & 2
Plan of Study Grid First Year Credits FYS 100 Pathways Seminar 1 AVIS 101 American Visions 3 WRIT 101 Writing Sem I: Written Comm. 3 WRIT 201 Writing Seminar II:Multi Comm 3 MATH 102 Pre-Calculus 3 BIOL 112 Core Concepts of Biology 3 BIOL 112L Core Concepts of Biol Lab 1 HSCI 100 Intro to Health Professions 1 HSCI 230 Intro to Healthcare 2 CHEM 101 General Chemistry 3 CHEM 101L General Chemistry I Lab 1 PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology 3 Credits 27 Second Year ADIV 2XX American Diversity Placeholder 3 GCIT 2XX Global Citizenship Placeholder 3 HSCI 225 Applied Statistics 3 HSCI 330 Medical Terminology 3 ETHC 2XX Ethics Course Placeholder 3 BIOL 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 BIOL 201L Human Anat & Physiology I Lab 1 PHYC 102 Conceptual Physics 3 BIOL 221 Microbiology 3 BIOL 221L Microbiology Lab 1 Credits 26 Total Credits 53
- All grades must be C or higher; AP credit accepted for non-science courses only
- Matriculation into professional program requires recommended minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and recommended minimum 3.0 science GPA
Professional Curriculum: Refer to Respiratory Therapy program for upper level professional coursework leading to the BS in Respiratory Therapy
The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy program at Thomas Jefferson University is currently pursuing accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). CoARC has voted on and accepted our application for provisional accreditation and we received the initial Approval of Intent in July 2022. However, Jefferson can provide no assurance that accreditation will be granted by the CoARC.