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    Allied Health Program - Occupational Therapy

    The Occupational Therapy cooperative program between Saint Vincent College and Duquesne University School of Health Sciences is a five-year master’s degree program. Upon successful completion of the fourth year, students who have not already earned a bachelor’s degree will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Duquesne University. Upon successful completion of the fifth year, students will be awarded a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Duquesne University.  

    Typical First-Year Schedule

    Fall Semester
    BL 150 General Biology I - 3 credits
    BL 151 General Biology I Laboratory - 1 credit 
    CH 101 General Chemistry I - 3 credits
    CH 103 General Chemistry I Laboratory - 1 credit 
    TH 119 Exploring Religious Meaning - 3 credits
    EL— Literature Elective - 3 credits
    PY 100 Introduction To Psychology - 3 credits
    First-Year Seminar - 1 credit 
    Total 18

    Spring Semester
    BL 152 General Biology II - 3 credits
    BL 153 General Biology II Lab - 1 credit
    PL 101 1st Philosophy - 3 credits
    EL 102 Language & Rhetoric - 3 credits
    SO 101 Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
    MA 104 or MA 109 Calculus I preferred 3 or 4 credits
    Total 16 or 17

    Typical Second-Year Schedule

    Fall Semester
    BL 220 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy - 3 credits
    BL 221 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Laboratory - 1 credit
    PH 111 General Physics I - 3 credits
    PH 113 General Physics I Laboratory - 1 credit
    BA 350 or PY 203 Statistics I - 3 credits
    CS 101 Survey of Computers - 3 credits
    SO 105 Chemical Dependency - 3 credits
    Total 17

    Spring Semester
    BL 224 Mammalian Physiology - 3 credits
    BL 225 Mammalian Physiology Laboratory - 1 credit
    Ethics** - 3 credits
    Faith & Reasoning*** - 3 credits
    Fine Arts Elective - 3 credits
    Global Diversity* - 3 credits
    Total 16
    Total credit hours at Saint Vincent College 67

    All students transferring to another school must complete courses in the following core areas. Below is a list of core areas and the courses that fulfill the requirement.

    * Global Diversity includes one of the following: TH 380 World Religions, TH 385 Buddhism, HI 108 Traditional East Asian Societies I, HI 109 Modern East Asian Societies, HI 233 History of Latin America, HI 270 The Rise of Chinese Civilization, HI 280 Islamic Civilization I 3, HI 123 Global History I, or HI 102 Western Civilization I 

    ** Ethics includes ether PL 218 Bioethics, or TH 280 Catholic Bioethics

    *** Communication includes one of the following: CA 120 Public Presentation or CA 140 Interpersonal and Organizational Communication Social Justice: SO 101 Introduction to Sociology, TH 250 Introduction to Moral Theology, TH 265 God, Work, and Money Philosophy: PL 101 1st Philosophy

    • Completion of High School Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Pre-Calculus. 
    • A Minimum of 1100 SAT score (Math & verbal reasoning).