College of Health Professions

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Occupational Therapy Combined B.S./M.S.

Degree Requirements

Undergraduate Portion of Combined B.S./M.S. Program

In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements, Occupational Therapy majors must complete prescreening coursework,  44 units in occupational therapy course, 24–25 units in other required courses, and 27 units in clinical and fieldwork courses at the undergraduate level. A total of 36 units in occupational therapy courses and approved electives are required at the graduate level. Courses applicable toward the major may not be taken under the Pass/Fail grading option.

Required Courses

Students also complete the following required and elective courses.

Academic Standards

Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 following admission into the Occupational
Therapy major. Should the degree student’s average fall below a 2.75, a letter of academic
warning will be sent. The GPA must be restored to a 2.75 within 12 units or completed in a one-year
period from the term in which the GPA fell below 2.75, whichever comes first. A student on academic
probation who does not restore the GPA to 2.75 as required will be dismissed from the degree
program. By the end of the term preceding OCTH 435, students must achieve and maintain a cumulative
GPA of 3.00, and consistently demonstrate professional behaviors and necessary competencies
to enroll in OCTH 435. All Core Curriculum requirements and undergraduate courses must
be completed prior to advancement to graduate status. Students must have a cumulative GPA of
3.00 and successfully complete a portfolio review process to be admitted into the graduate portion
of the occupational therapy program. A grade equivalent below 2.00 in a required course will
not count toward major units. Students receiving a grade equivalent below 2.00 in a major course
or a U in OCTH 435/436 may retake the course once to improve their standing. Failure of OCTH
435 or 436 (U grade) may result in denial of re-admission. Students may repeat no more than
2 courses required for the bachelor’s degree portion of the major.

updated August 30, 2011

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
Enrollment Services, Room 245

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2762
Fax: 410-704-2322





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