Course Descriptions:

Pre-Respiratory Therapy

BIOL 102 | Introductory Zoology (4 credit hours)
This course examines the foundation principles of biology with special emphasis on anatomy, morphology, life cycles, reproduction, evolution and diversity of animals and related organisms. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science

Additional Biology Electives | (12 credit hours)

CHEM 101 | General Chemistry I (4 credit hours)
An introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry. Such topics as atomic theory, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, solutions, and pH are covered. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Natural Science

Additional Chemistry Electives | (5 credit hours)

Organic Chemistry Electives | (10 credit hours)

ENG 101 | English Composition (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of the principles of clear and effective expression as applied to the sentence, paragraph, and the whole composition. It includes a review of grammar, mechanics, and correct usages, as well as training in organization and the writing of short and long papers. This course, except for some exceptions is required for all freshmen. Each semester the department will offer at least one (1) special focus course but no more than two (2) (Note: Students who rank at the 85th percentile or higher on the English portion of the ACT may be excused from English 101. )
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Collegiate Skills – Effective Communication

Additional English Electives | (3 credit hours)

MATH 114 | Trigonometry (3 credit hours)
This course is intended for students who plan to pursue a college program requiring a strong background in mathematics. The course will build from basic knowledge of algebra and geometry toward a solid understanding of the modern approach to both doing mathematics and applying mathematics, especially in the areas of technology and connections between branches of mathematics. Topics include: the unit circle, trigonometric functions, (definitions, graphs and inverses), right triangles, oblique triangles, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations, the trigonometric form of complex numbers, vectors, polar coordinates, polar graphs and parametric equations. Applications from many areas of science are included.
Components: Lecture

Additional Mathematics Electives | (6 credit hours)

Physics Electives | (5 credit hours)

PSYC 121 | Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)
This course is a general introduction to contemporary psychology focusing on basic concepts, principles, terminology, trends in psychological research, and the application of this knowledge.
Components: Lecture

SPCH 152 | Fundamentals of Speech (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of the principles of speech with an emphasis on the development of oral skills. Class emphasizes methods of organization and delivery for addressing various audiences.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Collegiate Skills – Effective Communication

Fine Arts Electives | (3 credit hours)

Additional Electives | (18 credit hours)