BS in Occupational Science Program

Occupational science is the study of human occupation — how we occupy our time through activity, organize ourselves by activity patterns and habits, and create meaning through occupation.  Occupation is essential to a healthy and satisfying life.  Occupational science is an evolving social science that studies occupation, how and why people engage in occupations, the context in which occupations occur, and the occupational performance that results.

The Occupational Science Program is an undergraduate program.  Students who complete the Occupational Science Program may choose to apply to the graduate program in occupational therapy, apply to other graduate programs, or seek employment in non-credentialed health care, education or community positions. 

Admissions to the Occupational Science Program is competitive and is based on a review of the applicants' academic history. Students seeking consideration for admission to the Occupational Science Program must meet the following requirements

  1. Completion of 60 hours of coursework, including prerequisite courses
  2. Overall GPA of 3.0 or better
  3. A minimum of 4 "B"s and 1 "C" in the following prerequisite courses or their equivalents (BIO 171, BIO 301, STA 215 or STA 270, PSY 200, HSA 200)
  4. No more than 1 repeat per course in the prerequisite courses mentioned above

BS in Occupational Science Information & Curriculum Plan

For BS in Occupational Science students once accepted into program

Amy MarshallBSOS Program Coordinator & Associate Professor, Bachelor of Science in Occupational Science Program.