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The Occupational Program provides is coordinated with the Sage Graduate School, providing students with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Felician and preferred early admission into the Master of Science degree program in Occupational Therapy offered by Sage Graduate School.

Requirements for admission to the graduate program are the following:

  • Earned Baccalaureate degree
  • Minimum overall 3.25 GPA that includes the completion of occupational therapy program prerequisite courses with grades of C or better
  • Submission by June 1 of completed Graduate application packet with supplemental documents (fee waived) including current resume, clinical observation form, program prerequisites record, OT program academic standards statement, and career goals statement/ personal essay. Forms can be found at
  • Submission of official transcripts from all university institutions attended
  • Submission of one letter of reference from the Felician University psychology or sociology faculty, or equivalent faculty representative
  • Within 30 days of acceptance, submission of enrollment deposit of $50 (non-refundable, though to be applied toward graduate tuition)
  • Upon graduation from Felician University, submission of official transcripts documenting completion of undergraduate degree and OT Program prerequisite courses and Clinical Observation Document including 20 hours of clinical observation with an occupational therapist.

Note: The minimal satisfaction of entrance requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the professional portion of the program. The final decision for acceptance rests with the professional school.

Course Requirements (99 Credits)

(Revised: May 2012)

Core Curriculum (12 credits)

CORE 200Culture and Diversity3
CORE 250Applied Ethical Reasoning3
CORE 300Journey to Selfhood3
CORE 400The Franciscan Vision: Self, Service and Society3

General Education Requirements (44 credits)

ENG 101Writing the







ENG 102Introduction to the Study of Literature3
BIO 202Microbiology4
RELS___Religious Studies Elective (100 or 200 level)3
RELS___Religious Studies Elective (300 or 400 level)3
MATH___Mathematics Elective (MATH 160 or higher)4
CIS 101Introduction to Computer Applications4
CIS 103Introduction to Advanced Computer Applications3
ART/MUS___Creative Arts Elective3
PSYC 101Social Science Elective (Introduction to Psychology)3
PSYC 105Social Science Elective (Lifespan Development)3
HIST___History Elective3
COMM___Communications Elective3
PHIL___Philosophy Elective3
FYE 100* Freshmen Year Experience I1
FYE 101* Freshmen Year Experience II1

Required Biology Courses (17 credits)

BIO 103General Biology I4
BIO 104General Biology II4
BIO 405Genetics4
BIO 409Biology Seminar1
BIO 450Undergraduate Research in Biology I2
BIO 451Undergraduate Research in Biology II2

Related Requirements (36 credits)

CHEM 103General Chemistry I5
CHEM 104General Chemistry II5
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 202Organic Chemistry II (OR CHEM 360 Biochemistry)4
MATH 161Precalculus4
PSYC 303Statistics for Psychological Research3
PHYS 103General Physics I4
PHYS 104General Physics II4
PSYC 406Psychopathology in Adulthood3
SOC 101Principles of Sociology3

* FYE is for full-time, first-time freshmen

Occupational Therapy Four Year Plan

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