Pre-Occupational Therapy Pathway

The Associate of Science

Contact Information
Sara Youngerman
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50314

Program and Career Description

The Associate of Science degree in Pre-Occupational Therapy is  designed for students seeking to become Occupational Therapists. Approximately three years of college prerequisite classes are required to gain admission to an occupational therapy program. Completing two years of college at Jackson State will prepare students to transfer to a suitable four year institution where the remaining required courses would be offered. Students at Jackson State work closely with science faculty and have access to science labs and computer facilities. Students also acquire the fundamental academic skills needed to pursue a higher degree.

Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement (All required) 
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)  
ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I
ART 2020 Art History Survey II
ART 1035 Intro to Art
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2110 Early American Literature
ENGL 2121 American Lit: 1865 - Present
ENGL 2210 British Lit: Beginnings - 1785
ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature
ENGL 2310 Early World Literature
ENGL 2320 Modern World Literature
HUM 1010 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUM 1020 Introduction to the Humanities II
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Social and Behavioral Science Courses
Required Course
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
Choose One of the following:
ECON 2100 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography
PHED 2050 Health and Wellness
POLS 1030 American Government
POLS 2025 State and Local Government
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems

Choose TWO History Courses 
HIST 1110 Survey of World Civilizations I
HIST 2320 Modern World History
HIST 2010 Survey of American History I
HIST 2020 Modern United States History

Natural Science Requirement
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II

Mathematics Course
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics

Area of Emphasis Requirements
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Based Physics I
MATH 1720 Precalculus Trigonometry
COL 1030 College to Career Navigation

The Associate of Science: Pre-Occupational Therapy requires 60 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.