B.A. in Biology/M.S. in Occupational Therapy (joint degree) - College of Mount Saint Vincent

Division of Natural Sciences

Division of Natural Sciences

B.A. in Biology/M.S. in Occupational Therapy (joint degree)

College of Mount Saint Vincent (B.A.) – Dominican College (M.S.) Cooperative Program

The College has a cooperative 3-3 arrangement with Dominican College, which enables Mount students to earn a B.A. degree in Biology from the Mount and an M.S. degree in Occupational Therapy from Dominican College after six years of study. The first three years are completed at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Dominican courses will transfer to the Mount to satisfy undergraduate degree requirements at the College.

Requirements
Mount students interested in this program must apply to Dominican College and take their English Placement Exam. Courses completed at Dominican College are transferred back to the Mount to complete the undergraduate degree requirements.

Biology Major (B.A.) with Dominican College’s Occupational Therapy Program (120 credits)

Curriculum: College of Mount Saint Vincent B.A. in Biology 

First Year 
Fall  18 credits
    FYE 101 The First-Year Experience (1 credits)
    MATH 102 Mathematical Modeling – Math Core (3 credits)
    ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (3 credits)
    BIOL 111 General Biology I (4 credits)
    CHEM 120 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
    Social Sciences Core (3 credits)
    
 Spring  18 credits
    BIOL 112 General Biology II (4 credits)
    ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (3 credits)
    CHEM 121 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
    MATH 212 Biomedical Statistics (4 credits)
    RELS XXX Religious Studies I (3 credits)
Second Year
Fall  18 credits
     BIOL 109 Anatomy and Physiology I (Biology Elective) (4 credits)
     PHIL 110 Introduction to Ethics – Philosophy Core (3 credits)
     CHEM 219 Organic Chemistry I   (3 credits)
     BIOL 223 Ecology (4 credits)
     BIOL 405 Neurobiology (Biology Elective) (4 credits)
Spring 17 credits
     BIOL 110 Anatomy and Physiology II (Biology Elective) (4 credits)
     BIOL 217 Genetics (4 credits)
     CHEM 220 Organic Chemistry II (3 credits)
     Humanities Core (3 credits)
     Humanities Core (3 credits)
Third Year
Fall  16 credits
     PHYS 207 General Physics I (4 credits)
     PSYC 326 Lifespan Development (Open Elective) (3 credits)
     PSYC 355 Abnormal Psychology (Social Science Core) (3 credits)
     Modern Language and Literature (3 credits)
     Social Sciences Core (3 credits)
Spring 17 credits
     PHYS 208 General Physics II (4 credits)
     PSYC 344 Group Dynamics (Open Elective) (3 credits)
     BIOL 404 Biology Colloquium (1 credit)
     Humanities Core (3 credits)
     Modern Language and Literature (3 credits)
     RELS XXX Religious Studies II (3 credits)
TOTAL 95 credits 

The course, OT 532: Kinesiology in OT Practice (6 credits), taken at Dominican College, would be credited as a biology elective. Added to the 12 credits taken in the second year at the Mount, this satisfies the 18 credits of biology electives required for the B.A. in  Biology degree. The remaining 10 credits of open electives would be satisfied by the courses taken at Dominican College during the fourth year of study.

Curriculum at Dominican College

Summer 
     Kinesiology in Occupational Therapy Practice (6 credits)
     Introduction to Occupational Therapy (3 credits)
First Year
Fall 
    Tools of Practice I (6 credits)
    Foundations of Occupational Therapy (3 credits)
Spring
    Professional Practice Skills I (6 credits)
    Clinical Conditions (3 credits)
Summer
    Childhood and Occupational Therapy Practice (6 credits)
    Research in Occupational Therapy (3 credits)
Second Year
Fall
    Adolescence and Occupational Therapy Practice (6 credits)
    Fieldwork Level I (3 credits)
Spring
    Professional Practice Skills II (6 credits)
    Research Symposium (3 credits)
Summer 
     Adulthood and Occupational Therapy Practice (6 credits)
     Advanced Practice (3 credits)
Third Year
Fall (3 credits)
     Maturity and Occupational Therapy Practice (6 credits)
     Leadership and Occupational Therapy Practice (3 credits)
Spring
     Fieldwork Level II A (3 credits)
Summer
     Fieldwork Level II B (3 credits)
78 credits

For additional information about the M.S. in occupational therapy, please visit Dominican College’s Occupational Therapy website.