University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Minor in Occupational Science:  Curriculum and Requirements

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Students begin by completing the gateway course, Introduction to Occupational Science (OT 250), that is offered every semester, and continue with the selection of other courses from the list below for a total of 20 units.


  • OT 250 Introduction to Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (4)

An additional 16 units from the following:

  • OT 300 Occupational Expressions of Diverse Identities and Lifestyles (4)
  • OT 310 Creativity Workshop (2)
  • OT 312 Creating a Sustainable Lifestyle (2)
  • OT 320 The Nature of Human Occupation: Form, Function, and Meaning (4)
  • OT 325 The Brain: Mind, Body, and Self (4)
  • OT 330 Perspectives on the Daily Life of Families (4)
  • OT 333x Sports Ethics (4)
  • OT 350 Disability, Occupation, and the Health Care System (4)
  • OT 355 Occupational Reconstructions and Social Transformations (2)
  • OT 360 Creating the Self through Narrative: Acts of Life Story Production (4)
  • OT 375 The Narrative Structure of Social Interaction: Narrative, Healing, and Occupation (4)

Read Course Descriptions on our website or see the USC Catalogue.

Course offerings vary each semster. For next semester’s offerings, see the Schedule of Classes.

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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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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,

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



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