Pre-Cardiopulmonary Science | LSU Majors

Pre-Cardiopulmonary Science

You want to work as a respiratory therapist to improve patients’ heart and/or lung functions.

Pathway to Cardiopulmonary Science School

  1. Designate your "major" as Pre-Cardiopulmonary Science, which is a pre-professional/non-degree program at LSU
  2. Take the necessary pre-requisite courses for your desired cardiopulmonary science program (ex: LSU Health New Orleans, LSU Health Shreveport)
  3. Maintain a high GPA, especially in science-related coursework (2.5 minimum, 3.0+ recommended)

Estimated Time to Completion

Bachelor of Science in Cardiopulmonary Science (B.S.)

  • 2 years of undergraduate coursework at LSU
  • 2 years of undergraduate coursework at LSU Health Sciences Center
  • 4 estimated total years of school after high school