University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Undergraduate Minor in Occupational Science | Curriculum and Requirements

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 101 Caring For Your Self: Engaging in Healthy Habits and Routines (2)
  • OT 251 Across the Lifespan: Occupations, Health and Disability* (4)
  • OT 280 Essential Occupations of Emerging Adulthood (2)
  • 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 340 Occupational Foundations of Human-Animal Interaction (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 370 Understanding Autism: Participation Across the Lifespan (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 semester. For next semester’s offerings, see the Schedule of Classes.

*Please note that OT 251 may appear as a required course on your STARS report. If this occurs, please contact our admissions team for assistance.