The only occupational therapy degree program in the state is offered by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston. MUSC offers a 26-month curriculum leading to a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences: Occupational Therapy. USC Upstate offers a Pre-Occupational Therapy curriculum that meets the MUSC admission requirements.
• Biology Major-Pre-Occupational Therapy Suggested Plan of Study • Bachelor of Science in Biology (Pre-Occupational Therapy) Degree Requirements
MUSC General Admission Requirements and Information:A bachelor's degree and Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are required for admission to MUSC. Admission is competitive. Recent entering students averaged a 3.6 GPA and 1700 on all GRE components.
Pre-Occupational Therapy Course Requirements (in conjunction with a bachelor's degree):
Statistics (Mathematics 102 or Psychology 225)Biology 318 (Comparative Anatomy)Biology 360 (Comparative Physiology)Developmental Psychology (Psychology 302)Abnormal Psychology (Psychology 310)Sociology or Anthropology
*CPR certification required
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics has more information on occupational therapists.
Division ChairJeannie Chapman, Ph.D.
Administrative AssistantLisa Miller
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