University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Minor in Occupational Science

Dating, working, exercising, socializing—these and thousands of other activities define our lives. As humans, we have a unique drive to remain “occupied” during our waking hours. Studies show that we are most fulfilled and healthy when involved in activities that have purpose and importance.

As a student in the Occupational Science Minor Program, you will join the world’s newest social science in studying the nature, function, and meaning of human activities (occupations). You will:

  • Gain new insights into what it means to be human
  • Learn ways to enhance health and wellness through occupation
  • Develop leading edge skills that will better prepare you for a career in your chosen field

Explore how a minor in OS could support your personal and professional goals by contacting Shannon O’Brien, Assistant Director of Admissions, at (323) 442-2889 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Why Minor in Occupational Science?

A minor in Occupational Science:

  • Offers practical strategies for designing a healthy and satisfying personal lifestyle
  • Provides cutting edge knowledge on the key elements of healthy living, such as productive social, physical, and creative activities, healthy eating patterns, social support, and exercise
  • Prepares you for careers in community service, health care, education, medicine, psychology and social work
  • Positions you to apply to a master’s or doctoral program in Occupational Therapy or to a Ph.D. program in Occupational Science

Enhancing Your Major with an OS Minor

A minor in Occupational Science will uniquely compliment and enhance your major. For example, if your major is:

  • Anthropology, Sociology or Psychology
    You will explore what it means to be human and how personal identities, cultures and communities are constructed through occupations.
  • Theater, Music or Fine Arts
    You will gain insights into human motivation and self-expression.
  • Engineering or Architecture
    You will learn how to enhance optimal functioning of individuals and communities in personal and public spaces.
  • Gerontology or other Health Sciences
    You will examine how occupations can promote health or facilitate recovery from illness and disability.
  • English or Communication
    You will discover how personal narrative and stories guide the choices we make in carrying out our occupations and creating our daily lives.

How to Declare a Minor in Occupational Science

Students wishing to declare a minor in Occupational Science need to contact Shannon O’Brien to schedule an advising appointment.

Shannon O’Brien
Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone: (323) 442-2889
Fax: (323) 442-1540
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Catherine Crowley
Director of the Minor in Occupational Science Program
Phone: (323) 442-2850
Fax: (323) 442-1540
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
University of Southern California
1540 Alcazar Street, CHP-133
Los Angeles CA 90089-9003

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USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 133
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9003
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Phone: (323) 442-2850 · Toll free: (866) 385-4250
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The USC entry-level master's degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education® (ACOTE). ACOTE c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.®, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, (301) 652-6611 x2914, acoteonline.org

Professional program graduates are eligible to apply for certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.® www.nbcot.org

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