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Cardiovascular Perfusion Captioned Video

"Some perfusion schools just do academic work. Not here. We start off observing in the OR and doing academic work. Then we start doing the perfusion work. It's intense, but someone's always watching you. They won't let you do anything wrong. They don't expect you to know everything. You're supposed to ask questions." —T. Patel

Admission Requirements: Cardiovascular Perfusion

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Requires a minimum of 60 semester hours including:

Semester Hours
Two of the following four courses: Anatomy with lab, General Biology I with lab, General Biology II with lab or General Zoology with lab
General Physics I with lab*
General Chemistry I with lab
General Chemistry II with lab
College Algebra or Pre-calculus or Calculus
English Composition
English Elective

Liberal Arts or Professional Electives

(Only 6 Credits can be Professional Electives)

Examples of Liberal Arts or Professional Electives
Total= 60

* Physics can be algebra or calculus based.
** Statistics and Physics II recommended

Minimum grade for transfer is a "C."

A course equivalency guide for the College of Health Professions prerequisites is available online.  Please note that applicants are not required to attend any of the colleges listed on the guide.  Prospective students with questions about prerequisites should e-mail Student Admissions at admissfa@upstate.edu.

While we do not require applicants have completed a perfusion observation as part of the application process, it's highly recommended.

Cardiovascular Perfusion is a fall entry program. Applications open September 1 and admission is on a rolling basis until the program fills. For information about applying to the Cardiovascular Perfusion (BS) program, please click here.