Aug 14, 2022  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
    
2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cardiopulmonary Science (Respiratory Therapy and Cardiopulmonary Sonography)


The following program is designed for students planning to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Cardiopulmonary Science at the LSU Health School of Allied Health Professions in New Orleans and Shreveport. Students should check the LSU Health’s website for any additional updates or changes to the prerequisite curricula in cardiopulmonary science. Visit http://lsuhsc.edu or www.lsuhscshreveport.edu for more information.

Approval of course selections must be obtained from the Pre-Allied Health advisor in the Center for Advising & Counseling or from the head of the appropriate professional department at the LSU Health School of Allied Health Professions. A copy of this approval must be placed in the student’s file in the Center for Advising & Counseling.

Military science or physical education skills courses are not acceptable as electives in fulfilling the 60 semester hour pre-allied health credit requirement.

Critical Requirements



The following outline of Critical Requirements must be met by the semester indicated to ensure that minimal progress will be made in the program selected.

Semester 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001  and MATH 1021 .
Semester 2: “C” or better in MATH 1022  or MATH 1550 , CHEM 1201 . 2.25 LSU GPA. 2.25 Cumulative GPA.
Semester 3: “C” or better in BIOL 1201 . 2.5 LSU GPA. 2.5 Cumulative GPA.
Semester 4: “C” or better in ENGL 2000 , BIOL 1202 . 2.5 LSU GPA. 2.5 Cumulative GPA. Declare a Degree Program
Semester 5: 2.5 LSU GPA. 2.5 Cumulative GPA.

Prerequisite Courses:


  • English (Composition) (6)
  • General Education Humanities (9)
  • General Chemistry & Labs (8)
  • Algebra & Trigonometry (6)
  • General Biology & Lab (8)
  • Human Physiology (3)
  • Science Elective (3)
  • Psychology (general) (3)
  • General Physics & Lab (4)
  • General Microbiology & Lab (4)
  • General Education Arts Electives (3)
  • Sociology (3)

60 Total Sem. Hrs.