School of Natural Science and Mathematics
A cooperative program between Mount St. Mary's and the Sacred Heart University College of Health Professions is available to students who seek to pursue a career in occupational therapy and also want a solid liberal arts education. This dual-degree program allows a student to earn degrees from both participating institutions over a six-year period. In the program a student first earns an undergraduate degree from Mount St. Mary's University, then attends the Sacred Heart University School of Occupational Therapy for two academic years. Once all degree requirements are met, a master's degree in occupational therapy is awarded from Sacred Heart University
Occupational Therapy Dual Degree Major
The dual-degree requirements at Mount St. Mary's are completion of the Mount's Veritas program, plus a Mount major and also the following prerequisite courses:
PHIL 301 or THEOL 300
A non-Western studies course
A student who satisfies these requirements at Mount St. Mary's with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 overall and a grade point average of at least 3.2 in the graduate program prerequisites (listed above,) and has the recommendation of the health professions advisor at Mount St. Mary's and successfully completes an on-site interview, will have preferential admission status to the Sacred Heart University School of Occupational Therapy.
Declaration of Major and Declaration of Minor forms are available through the registrar's office.