Pre-Occupational Therapy - Associate in Science

Program Code/CIP Code: PRE.OCTR.AS/51.1107
Credits Required: 60
Division: Health Professions
This program is designed for students planning to apply to a college offering an Occupational Therapy degree . Occupational Therapy is now a masters or doctoral degree program. A student must earn a bachelor’s degree in a subject area and meet the program requirements for admission. Students need to be mindful of requirements at the transfer institution and should consult with a counselor before deviating from this program. The following courses are required, along with a bachelor’s degree, for application to the University of Kansas Master of Occupational Therapy program.

Requirements for Admission to the Program

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENG 0101 Composition I* 3
ENG 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 or
SPCH 0202
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
PHIL 0206 Ethics 3
  Humanities Elective s (two different disciplines) 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology* 3
Social and Behavioral Science Electives (two different disciplines) 3
BIOL 0121 General Biology 5
CHEM 0109 General Chemistry* 5
MATH 0105 College Algebra** or higher 3-5
Total General Education Requirements 34-36
* See course syllabus for prerequisite.
** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.
Course Credit Hours
MATH 0115 Statistics* 3
BIOL 0141 Human Anatomy and Laboratory 4
BIOL 0271
Physiology* 3
PSYC 0202 or
PSYC 0203
Child Development* or
Human Development*
PSYC 0297 Abnormal Psychology* 3
Electives 7-9
Total Hours for Occupational Therapy Transfer Requirements 23-25
*See course syllabi for course prerequisites.

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