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B.S. in Occupational Therapy (2 +3)


The B.S./M.S. in occupational therapy (a 2+3 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: 186

Course Requirements

The B.S./M.S. degree with a major in occupational therapy is a three-phase program consisting of a two-year, 72-hour academic program in the College of Liberal Arts on the Oxford campus with a 3.0 minimum GPA. The second phase is a three-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 completed at the Oxford campus, which are specific prerequisites for the programs at the UMMC only, are as follows:

Course Hours
Writ 101, 102 (or Liba 102) 6
Math 121 College algebra or higher 3
Bisc 160, 161; 162, 163 8
Bisc 206 and 207 8
Chem 105, 115 4
Phys 213, 223 4
Psy 201 3
Psy 311 (or Coun 301 or 309) 3
Psy 301/NHM 323 3
Math 115 or Psy 202 3
Spch 102 or 105 3
Humanities & Fine Arts 9
Social and behavioral sciences 6
Electives 9
Liba 101 (Observation hours) 2
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