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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

B.S. in Occupational Therapy (2 +2)


The B.S. in occupational therapy (a 2 + 2 program with The University of Mississippi Medical Center, plus an additional year to obtain a Master of Occupational Therapy) prepares an individual for employment in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, intermediate care facilities, community mental health programs, private practice, home health agencies, or educational settings. Occupational therapists work with clients who have physical, psychological, or developmental problems and assist these clients in restoring basic function, developing independence, preparing to return to work, and adjusting to disabilities.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 60

General Education Requirements

See the 'General Education/Core Curriculum' for the School of Liberal Arts.

Course Requirements

The B.S. degree with a major in occupational therapy is a three-phase program consisting of a two-year, 60-hour academic program in the College of Liberal Arts on the Oxford campus. The second phase is a two- year professional program at The University of Mississippi Medical Center or other such institution, followed by one additional year, which earns the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree (the practicing degree). Courses to be taken at the Oxford campus are as follows:

Course Semester Hours English composition (Engl 101, 102 or Liba 102) 6 College algebra 3 Bisc 160, 161; 162, 163 8 Bisc 331 or Bisc 206 or 207 4 Chem 105, 115 4 Phys 213, 223 4 Psy 201 3 Soc 101 3 Abnormal, child, or adolescent psychology 3 Human growth or development psychology 3 Fine arts 3 Spch 102 or 105 3 Humanities 6 Social sciences 3 Liba 101 2 Electives (to bring total to 60)

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