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BA in Biology/MS in Occupational Therapy (joint degree)

University of Mount Saint Vincent (BA) – Dominican University (MS) Cooperative Program

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

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

Biology Major (BA) with Dominican University’s Occupational Therapy Program (120 credits)

Curriculum: University of Mount Saint Vincent BA in Biology 

First Year 
Fall  18 credits
FYE 101 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 Languages and Literatures (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 University, 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 BA in  Biology degree. The remaining 10 credits of open electives would be satisfied by the courses taken at Dominican University during the fourth year of study.

Curriculum at Dominican University

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

Learn more about the Occupational Therapy Program at Dominican University.