Program Prerequisites

Occupational Therapy Program Prerequisite

Pathway and General Education Requirements (Pathway Students Only):

For more information on Pathways, please visit the York College Pathways website.

Pathways Requirements - for entering York College students who have not earned a Bachelor's or Associate degree or admitted to York College with 45 credits or greater of accepted Liberal Arts courses:

I. Required Core – Stem Variant Courses

  • English 125
  • English 126

II. Flexible Core

World Cultures and Global Issues  
(Other options: English 200; History 100, 108, 113; Humanities 350; Political Science 202, 241; World Literature 201, 205, 207, 210, 211, 212, 225)

Creative Expression – choose one course from the following:
English 286, Fine Arts 104, Humanities 224, Humanities 260, Music 101, Music 250, Music 253, Music 270, Speech 160, Theater Arts 110, Theater Arts 210

U.S. Experiences in its Diversity 
(Other options: Anthropology 101, Anthropology 246; History 201, 202; Humanities 250, 253; Political Science 103; Sociology 235, 289)

III. The York College College Option

(All courses are to be chosen under advisement according to major program of study)

12 Credits: For native students and those admitted to  York College with fewer than 30 credits

  • Foreign language, 0-6 credits, as per department placement
  • Health Education 111 (3 credits)
  • Any Writing Intensive (WI) course at the 200-level or higher (3 credits) or Writing 300 (3 credits)

9 Credits:   For students admitted to York College with more than 30 credits, but without an Associate degree

  • Foreign language, 0-6 credits, as per department placement
  • One WI course at the 200-level or higher, 3 credits, or Writing 300, 3 credits

6 Credits:   For students who enter York College with an Associate degree (AA, AS, or AAS)

  • Two Writing Courses (These include WI courses at the 200-level or higher, 3 credits, and Writing 300, 3 credits and Writing 300, 3 credits)

*General education requirements waiver may be applicable if possessing a degree. This determination is made by the York College Registrar.

General Education requirements for Non Pathways (York College students):

  • Writing 303 (Research and Writing for Professional Programs)
  • English 125 (Introduction to College Writing) and English 200 (Understanding Literature)
  • Physical Education 150 (Fitness for Living)
  • Two lower division (100 or 200 level) Writing Intensive courses (please see bulletin)
  • Speech 101 (Oral Communication in Contemporary Society)
  • Cultural Diversity 101 AND 201 or 202 or 203 or 210 (please see bulletin for course titles)
  • Foreign Language: up to intermediate level (8 credits)

History and Philosophy - one course from the following:

  • History 100, 108, 113, 201, 257, 275, 276
  • Philosophy 102, 103, 121

Fine and Performing Arts - one course from the following:

  • Fine Arts 104, 150, 152, 155, 264, 381
  • Music 101, 110, 225, 250, 253
  • Speech 110, 114, 160, 211, or 215-219

Core Prerequisite Requirements:

Behavioral Sciences

  • Sociology 101
  • Psychology 102
  • Psychology 214
  • Psychology 215
  • Psychology 338

Mathematics

  • Mathematics 111

Natural Sciences

  • Chemistry 106 and Chemistry 107 (co-requisites) OR Chemistry 108 and Chemistry 109 (co-requisites)
  • Biology 201 and 202 OR Biology 234 and 235
  • Physics 140

Occupational Therapy prerequisite courses (students cannot
be waived from these courses)
:

  • Mathematics 111 (or a college level statistics and probability course)
  • Psychology 102 (Introductory Psychology)
  • Psychology 214 (Lifespan DevelopmentOR 215 and 216 (Human Development I and II)
  • Psychology 338 (Abnormal Psychology)
  • Sociology 101 (Introductory Sociology)
  • Antropology 101 ( Introduction to Cultural Anthropology)
  • Chemistry 108 + 109 (Chemical Principles I lecture and lab - formerly Chemistry 101) OR Chemistry 106 + 107 (Essentials of College Chemistry lecture and lab - formerly Chemistry 105)
  • Biology 201 and 202 (Biological Principles I and II) OR Biology 234 and 235 (Anatomy and Physiology I and II)
  • Physics 140 (The Physical Universe)

*A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite courses listed above, additionally, Occupational Therapy  prerequisite courses taken more than 10 years ago MUST be repeated. Students must be registered for all outstanding Occupational Therapy prerequisites in the Spring semester prior to admission, and only ONE of those courses may be a Natural Science course.