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Department of Natural Sciences
Health-Related Professions
Pre-Occupational Therapy

This curriculum is designed to meet the admission requirements of the School of Health-Related Professions at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. All programs at the Medical Center are upper division. Students must complete all admission requirements before transferring. Students must have a minimum of 66 hours of transfer credit (beginning 2012, 72 hours of transfer credit will be required) with a minimum 2.75 GPA on 4.0 scale. A minimum grade of C is required on each course accepted for transfer. The curriculum below leads to an Associate of Arts Degree.

Occupational Therapy is a Master's Degree Program requiring an additional 36 months of continuous study beyond completion of this program. All Applicants are required to provide evidence of 16 hours observation in at least two occupational therapy clinical departments.

First Year

First Semester Second Semester
English Composition I ENG 1113 English Composition II ENG 1123
College Algebra  MAT 1313 Trigonometry MAT 1323
General Chemistry I CHE 1213 Public Speaking SPT 1113
General Chemistry Lab I CHE 1211 Elective 3
Zoology I BIO 2414 Zoology II BIO 2424
     OR General Biology I BIO 1134      OR General Biology II BIO 1144
General Psychology I PSY 1513 Child Psychology EPY 2513
         OR Adolescent Psychology EPY 2523
Total 17 Hours Total 19 Hours

Second Year

First Semester Second Semester
Anatomy and Physiology I BIO 2514 Anatomy and Physiology II BIO 2524
General Physics I PHY 2414 Statistics MAT 2323
Humanities Elective 3 Humanities Elective 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3 Social/Behavioral Science 3
Elective 3 Human Growth & Development EPY 2533
    Fine Arts Elective 3
Total 17 Hours Total 19 Hours


Consult with your chosen transfer university to determine changes to this curriculum.

All programs at the University Medical Center have a limited class size with competitive admissions. Students should start the application process early in their sophomore year.