University of the Sciences now offers an accelerated pathway to the doctorate in occupational therapy (DrOT) program. It is one of only a handful of entry-level professional doctoral programs in the country. Below you will see what makes our program the best choice for completing your degree and also discover what you’ll need to transfer in as a first-, second-, or third-year student.
If you have completed your Bachelor’s degree already, click here to review important information.
Access our worksheet for occupational therapy to use with your advisor to evaluate and plan your current coursework.
See the courses you should complete below, for a smooth transfer into USciences as a second- or third-year Occupational Therapy major. Click here for an incomplete list of courses from other institutions that transfer into USciences.
You are eligible for SECOND-YEAR CONSIDERATION into the DrOT if you have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA, and have completed, at the collegiate level, the following first-year courses:
General Biology I & II with labs
(NOT Anatomy & Physiology)
8 cr. Introduction to Psychology 3 cr. Introduction to Communication 3 cr. Introduction to Sociology 3 cr. Pre-calculus 3 cr. 2 semesters of Writing Intensive English 6 cr. General Education—Humanities Requirement
Examples of humanities classes are:
- Art Appreciation
- Music Appreciation
- Philosophy—Ethics and Values
- Any Foreign Languages
General Education—Social Science Requirement (must be in addition to specific courses required in curriculum)
Examples of social sciences are:
- Political Science
You are eligible for THIRD-YEAR CONSIDERATION into the into the DrOT program if you have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and have completed, at the collegiate level, the above first-year courses and the following second-year coursework:
Human Structure and Function (Anatomy & Physiology) I & II with at least one semester of lab 7 cr. Psychology of Human Development (Developmental Psychology) 3 cr. Abnormal Psychology 3 cr. Introduction to Biostatistics 3 cr. Survey of Physics (General/Intro Physics) 4 cr. General Education—Humanities Requirement 3 cr. Communications 3 cr. General Education—Social Science Requirement (must be in addition to specific courses required in curriculum) 3 cr. General Education Requirement (Additional Social Science and/or Humanities credits) 6 cr.
If you find you have not completed all of the required courses for transfer, we encourage you to apply and allow us to evaluate your coursework and, if you are accepted, to develop a customized curriculum that will allow you to complete your degree at USciences.
Click here to get started on your transfer to USciences' occupational therapy program!