B.A. in Psychology/M.S. in Occupational Therapy (joint degree with Dominican University)
College of Mount Saint Vincent (B.A.) – Dominican University (M.S.) Cooperative Program
The College has a cooperative 3-3 arrangement with Dominican University, which enables Mount students to earn a B.A. degree in Psychology from the Mount and an M.S. degree in Occupational Therapy from Dominican University after six years of study.
Students complete three years of coursework at the Mount and then apply for admission into the Dominican University Occupational Therapy Program. Students who meet the Dominican University criteria for admission and are accepted in the Occupational Therapy program will spend the final three years at Dominican University.
Mount students interested in this program must apply to Dominican University during their third year at the Mount and take their English Placement Exam. Courses completed at Dominican University are transferred back to the Mount to complete the undergraduate degree requirements.
Students must complete all Liberal Arts courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and with no grade lower than a C (2.0). Students will take additional perquisite Occupational Therapy courses at Dominican during the summer between their third and fourth year.
Students will complete the Mount Core education requirements and the B.A. in Psychology degree requirements during their first three years at the Mount, including the following Occupational Therapy prerequisites:
BIOL 109 and 110 Anatomy and Physiology I and II
|PSYC 326 Lifespan Development|
|PSYC 332 Brain and Behavior|
|PSYC 344 Group Dynamics|
|PSYC 355 Abnormal Psychology|
|BIOL 405 Neurobiology|
|PHYS 207 and 208 Physics I and II|
|FYE 101 The First-Year Experience||1 credit|
|ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall)||3 credits|
|ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring)||3 credits|
|Freshman Seminar||3 credits|
|Modern Language and Literature Core||6 credits|
|Core Course||3 credits|
|PSYC 103 Core: Introduction to Psychology I||3 credits|
|PSYC 104 Introduction to Psychology II||3 credits|
|PSYC 205 Psychology Statistics||3 credits|
|PSYC 332 Brain and Behavior||3 credits|
|Core Courses||15 credits|
|BIOL 109 and 110 Anatomy and Physiology I and II||8 credits|
|PSYC 315 Research Methods I (WE)||3 credits|
|PSYC 326 Lifespan Development – Content Area 1||3 credits|
|PSYC 355 Abnormal Psychology – Content Area 2||3 credits|
|Core Courses||6 credits|
|PHYS 207 and 208 Physics I and II||8 credits|
|PSYC 4XX Psychology Course – elective||3 credits|
|PSYC 344 Group Dynamics||3 credits|
|PSYC 450 Capstone||3 credits|
|BIOL 405 Neurobiology||4 credits|
|Open Electives||6 credits|
Total Credits for at the Mount – 96
Twenty-four credits taken at Dominican would complete the 120 credits required for a Mount Saint Vincent B.A. in Psychology degree.
For additional information about the M.S. in occupational therapy, please visit Dominican University’s Occupational Therapy website.