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Psychology/Pre-Occupational Therapy BA

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Psychology/Pre-Occupational Therapy provides the students a general psychology degree with a concentration in Pre-OT coursework. The concentration includes preparatory coursework in psychology, biology, and other required areas that prepares the student to make application to the Occupational Therapy master’s and doctoral graduate programs.

Degree Requirements


General Education Program 41 Hours
Psychology Core 18 Hours
Clinical Psychology 3 Hours
Developmental and Social Psychology 6 Hours
Learning and Cognition 6 Hours
Biopsychology 6 Hours
Psychology Capstone 3 Hours
Additional Coursework 25 Hours
Elective Courses (Complete elective hours such that total hours equals or exceeds 120 Hours) 12 Hours
Total Hours Required

120 Hours

Psychology Major (Minimum of 24 Hours)

Additional Coursework (25 Hours)

Complete ALL of the following courses:

Elective Courses (12 Hours)

Additional Requirement

Volunteer Work

All applicants to Shawnee State University’s Master’s of Occupational Therapy program must complete a total of at least 40 hours of volunteer work supervised by an occupational therapist with an evaluation given by the supervisor.  Psychology majors may choose to combine this volunteer activity with their Psychology Capstone course, and pursue and internship (PSYC 4185) at a site employing occupational therapists.  Contact the psychology program internship director for additional information.

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