Blitstein Institute (TI) - Women's Division Bachelor of Arts - Majors Accelerated BA/MSc in Occupational Therapy

Accelerated BA/MSc in Occupational Therapy

Program Components for Accelerated BA/MSc in Occupational Therapy with Rush Universtiy

 

Qualified students who have completed 90 credits in residence at HTC, have completed all specified prerequisites, and who have earned at least 1000 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be eligible to start graduate study at the College of Health Sciences of Rush University in Chicago to pursue a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.  Such students would be required to complete the B.A. from Hebrew Theological College during the first year of enrollment at Rush University.

For specific application procedures and requirements, please contact the Department of Psychology Chairman or the Dean.

Required Curriculum

Judaic Studies (total 60 credits)*

  • Bible 12
  • Hebrew Language and Literature 12
  • Philosophy 6
  • Jewish History 6
  • Jewish Law 6
  • Judaic Studies Electives 18

*  HTC students must have completed at least 44 credits of the Judaic Studies requirements prior to enrollment to the Rush University Accelerated program

General Education and Prerequisites (total 46 credits)

  • English Composition (ENGL 111 & 211) 6
  • English Literature 3
  • Speech (SPCH 210 or equivalent) 3
  • Mathematics (104 or above)** and Statistics (PSYC 272 6
  • Introduction to Biology (NSCI 180) 4
  • Sociology (SOCI 101) 3
  • General Psychology (PSYC 101) 3
  • Developmental Psychology (PSYC 217) 3
  • Psychology and Biology of Perception (PSYC 286) 3
  • Brain and Behavior (PSYC 322) 4
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (NSCI 201/202) 8

** Exemption by examination (HTC- Math Assessment Test) for students with high SAT scores.

The following Rush University courses may be applied towards the completion of the 120 credits required for the B.A. at Hebrew Theological College. [Credits assigned are semester hours.] Students must fulfill all requirements included in this catalog.  For further information, please contact the Department Chair and/or Dean.

  • OCC 504 Human Structure & Princs. of Movement 4
  • OCC 507 Psychosocial Dysfunction 3
  • OCC 508 Group Dynamics 3
  • OCC 525 Introduction to Neuroscience 4
  • OCC 581 Introduction to Research 4

Concentration in Speech and Language Development:  Students planning to pursue a career in Speech and Language Pathology may complete a major in Psychology with a concentration on Speech and Language Development.  This option entails a program of study consisting of 42 semester hours as follows:

  • NSCI 135   Introduction to Physics (4 semester hours)
  • PSYC 101  General Psychology (3 semester hours)
  • PSYC 217  Developmental Psychology (3 semester hours)
  • PSYC 272  Statistical Analysis (3 semester hours)
  • PSYC 305  Cognitive Development (3 semester hours)
  • PSYC 317  Abnormal Psychology (3 semester hours)
  • PSYC 322  Brain and Behavior (4 semester hours)
  • PSYC 372  Research Methods in Psychology (4 semester hours)
  • SPCH 272  Speech and Hearing Science (3 semester hours)
  • SPCH 275  Phonetics (3 semester hours)
  • SPCH 278  Anatomy and Physiology of the Vocal Mechanism (4 semester hours)
  • SPCH 306  Normal Language Development (3 semester hours)
  • SPCH 318  Audiology (3 semester hours)
  • SPCH 350  Problems in Language Development (3 semester hours)

Note:  While PSYC 286 and 301 are part of the Core Curriculum for those seeking an additional major in Psychology, these courses are not required of those pursuing the Concentration in Speech and Language Development.