University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Academics

Division Electives Information

Types

  • Specialty Practice Courses are elective courses designed to enable graduate students to broaden and deepen their knowledge and expertise in contemporary practice areas. They may be taken for 2-4 units depending on the semester.
  • Clinical Experiences (OT 500; A, B, C) include participation in various clinical/health settings in the community. May be taken for 2-4 units.
  • Research Experiences (OT 590) include participation in research projects with USC community partners. May be taken for 2-6 units.
  • Independent Study (OT 500/590) enables students to research a topic or participate in a clinical experience of their choice, supervised by a USC faculty member. May be taken for 2-6 units.
  • Other Options. You may take 4 units outside the USC Chan Division at the 500-level or higher.

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Requirements

  • 12 units of electives are required for graduation.
  • At least 8 units must be OT electives, but all 12 units may be OT electives.
  • 4 units may be taken outside the division if they are at the 400-level or higher.

How do I register for my Fall 2015 Electives?

  • Select 2 units of your choice.  Complete the Fall 2015 Elective Planning Form.
  • Return the form to Maddy Zamany at (323) 442-1865 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by fax to (323) 442-1540.
  • If a course requires an interview, the instructor will contact the student via email or phone to make an appointment.

Further Questions

  • If you have question concerning registering for electives, contact Maddy Zamany at (323) 442-1865 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
  • If you need advisement on which courses to take, contact Michael Ang at (323) 442-2974 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
  • If you have registration or scheduling questions concerning core courses, contact Maddy Zamany at (323) 442-1865 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).