OT 111, OT 112, and BIO 111 must be taken in the semester indicated. Other courses can be taken in other semesters but are highly recommended for the first year. They must be taken in the first two years of study, if the student intends to study abroad (fall semester, junior year) or by fall semester junior year, if the student does not intend to study abroad.
For OT 111, the student must be scheduled in the same lecture/lab section, e.g, if OT 111A, then must be in OT 111LA.
Student should take 16 credits each semester of the first year.
If possible, avoid taking Social Sciences core other than PSY 105 or Natural and Physical Sciences core other than BIO 111 and PSY 111, as these courses are required in the major. If students complete other courses (that will ultimately count as electives) in these areas of understanding, it creates challenges related to completing requirements for minors and studying abroad.
First year students have already been notified of their acceptance into the occupational therapy program. Each first year student is assigned a faculty contact person from the department. A student with further questions should be referred to his/her contact person or to the department chair.
Any student who receives a C- or below in OT 111, OT 112, PSY 105, PSY 111, or BIO 111 should consult with both their advisor and the OT faculty contact person.