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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 college institutions attended
  • Submission of one letter of reference from the Felician College 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 College, 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)

Source Course Credits
CORE 200 Culture and Diversity 3
CORE 250 Applied Ethical Reasoning 3
CORE 300 Journey to Selfhood 3
CORE 400 The Franciscan Vision: Self, Service and Society 3
General Education Requirements (44 credits)
ENG 101 Writing the College Essay 3
ENG 102 Introduction to the Study of Literature 3
BIO 202 Microbiology 4
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 101 Introduction to Computer Applications 4
CIS 103 Introduction to Advanced Computer Applications 3
ART/MUS___ Creative Arts Elective 3
PSYC 101 Social Science Elective (Introduction to Psychology) 3
PSYC 105 Social Science Elective (Lifespan Development) 3
HIST___ History Elective 3
COMM___ Communications Elective 3
PHIL___ Philosophy Elective 3
FYE 100 * Freshmen Year Experience I 1
FYE 101 * Freshmen Year Experience II 1
Required Biology Courses (17 credits)
BIO 103 General Biology I 4
BIO 104 General Biology II 4
BIO 405 Genetics 4
BIO 409 Biology Seminar 1
BIO 450 Undergraduate Research in Biology I 2
BIO 451 Undergraduate Research in Biology II 2
Related Requirements (36 credits)
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 5
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II 5
CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II (OR CHEM 360 Biochemistry) 4
MATH 161 Precalculus 4
PSYC 303 Statistics for Psychological Research 3
PHYS 103 General Physics I 4
PHYS 104 General Physics II 4
PSYC 406 Psychopathology in Adulthood 3
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 3

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

Occupational Therapy Four Year Plan

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