Advising Path for B.S. PSY to M.S. OT

Bachelor of Science in Psychology for preparation to apply to Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Le Moyne College offers an advising path to help highly qualified Le Moyne College psychology majors who wish to pursue a career in occupational therapy become competitive applicants for the College’s Master of Science Program in Occupational Therapy.  Interested students are invited to contact their Psychology advisor for assistance in following this path.  Students will then be invited to participate in activities in the OT department and should be in a good position to demonstrate successful completion of the prerequisites required for application and admission into the Master of Science Program in Occupational Therapy which include:

  • Complete a baccalaureate degree at Le Moyne College with an overall grade-point average greater than or equal to 3.0.
    • Transfer students must have at least 50% of course work completed at LMC.
  • Take a ONE credit Pre-OT course
  • Overall grade-point average greater than or equal to 3.2 in all pre-requisite courses and no grade lower than a C in these courses. A listing of pre-requisite courses is available from the PSY or OT departments.
  • Submit documentation of a minimum of 40 hours of observation volunteer or work experience under the supervision of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.
    • The OT Department will offer a list of recommended sites for students to contact to complete the OT program observation hours.
    • The OT Department will provide a form for verification and notification of observation hours. The information will become an additional admission’s data point for all LMC students.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation.
    • At least one must be from a LMC faculty member who can speak of your academic or professional character.
    • One recommendation letter from an occupational therapy professional is preferred.
    • One recommendation letter related to community service involvement/volunteerism is preferred.
    • Letters from family, friends will not be accepted.
  • Provide an essay stating your interest in the field of Occupational Therapy.
    • Satisfy the on-campus interview requirement.
    • Submit an application to the MSOT program through the Occupational Therapy Common Application Service (OTCAS) by November of your senior year as an undergraduate at Le Moyne College. (It is recommended to contact the Graduate Admissions Advisor during your Junior year to begin the process)

If you have any specific questions regarding the Psychology BS/Occupational Therapy MS plan, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can email us at ot@lemoyne.edu or psychology@lemoyne.edu or call the OT Department at 315-445-5432 or PSY Department at 315-445-4788.

Core Curriculum 1
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110World Civilization I3
HST 111World Civilization II3
ENG 210Major Authors3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
Theology3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language3
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
Religion3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Major Requirements 2
PSY 101Introductory Psychology3
PSY 201Intro to Research Methods4
PSY 220Human Life Span Development 33
PSY 280Abnormal/Normal Psychology3
PSY 330Cross-Cultural Psychology3
PSY 340Brain and Behavior3
PSY SEM 400 43
PSY Electives 59
Major Support Requirements
MTH 110Introduction to Statistics I (no Computer Lab)3
MTH 112Introduction to Statistics II3
BSC 201Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
BSC 202Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
Electives
Natural Science Elective (BIO,BSC,CHM, or PHY)4
Science Electives (BIO,BSC,CHM,PSY,MTH,CSC, or MIS)3
Free Electives (21 credits or more until total credits are at least 120 required to graduate) 621
Total Credit Hours120
1

Some Core requirements may or will be fulfilled by the B.S. major and major support courses.

2

At least 12 credits of psychology electives must be classroom rather than experiential courses. At least one must be chosen from the following group: PSY  401-449 or PSY  499(SEM 400). At least half of the major requirements must be taken at Le Moyne College. To graduate with a B.S., a student must achieve a 2.0 GPA or higher and have at least 120 total credits. Acceptance into the OT program requires a minimum of 3.0 GPA along with additional application requirements.

3

PSY 220 may be replaced with PSY 215 and PSY 320.

4

Select one of the following: PSY 402-449; PSY 499 Departmental Honors in Psychology. PSY 448 Clinical Neuropsychology is recommended to fulfill the PSY SEM 400 requirement.

5

PSY 250 Cognition is recommended.

6

This must include a Medical Terminology course for at least 1 credit.