CSU and College of Lake County

Transfer Guide for
B.S in Health Sciences

In February 2003, The Illinois Board of Higher Education gave approval to CSU to change its B.S. in Occupational Therapy program to a Master of Occupational Therapy program.  The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education voted to require the master's degree as the entry-level education for occupational therapy practice.  Thus, Chicago State University's B.S. in Occupational Therapy has been phased out.  Students who transfer to CSU in Summer 2003 and thereafter and who plan to become an occupational therapist will enroll in the B.S. in Health Sciences program.  The program is designed as a pre-occupational therapy program and will prepare students for CSU's new Masters of Occupational Therapy Program.
The guide shows the courses which should be selected from general educational offerings to meet program requirements at Chicago State University.

All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better to be accepted as transfer credit in the College of Health Sciences. All transfer students must complete Chicago State University diagnostic examinations for English Composition, Reading, and Math. Study guides for the diagnostic composition exam can be found by clicking here and sample questions for the reading and math exam can be found by clicking here.

Effective fall 2008, students who have completed an AA or AS degree will be considered to have completed university general education requirements.  The Occupational Therapy program may, however, require specific courses for formal acceptance to the Pre-Occupational Therapy program.

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College of Lake County CourseHrs.University Equivalent CourseHrs.
English 1213English 1270/127 - Composition I3
English 1223English 1280/128 - Composition II3
Six hours in a two-semester sequence in a single foreign language.

Mathematics/Computer Science
College of Lake County CourseSem. Hrs.University Equivalent CourseSem.
Math 1224Math 1200/162 - College Algebra3
Math 2224Mathematics 1600/210 - Basic Probability & Statistics3
AOS 1123Computer Science 2060/106 - Intro to Personal Computing3

College of Lake County CourseSem. Hrs.University Equivalent CourseSem.
9Select 9 hours from Art, Communications,  Literature, Music, Humanities, Speech,  or Philosophy. Speech Communication is recommended.  3 hours must be in fine arts.9
Foreign Lang.6Select 6 hours in the same foreign language6

Natural Sciences
College of Lake County CourseSem. Hrs.University Equivalent CourseSem.
No Equiv.4
Physiology 2040/ 204 - Human Physiology
Zoology 2050/250 - Human Functional Anatomy Laboratory
Chemistry 1215Chemistry 1550/155 - General Chemistry I (One physical or life science course must include a lab.)4

Social Sciences
College of Lake County CourseSem. Hrs.University Equivalent CourseSem.
Psychology 1213Psychology 1100/141 - Introduction To Psychology3
Psychology 2223Psychology 2040/204- Psychology of Childhood & Adolescence3
Psychology 2233Psychology 4155/ 336 - Abnormal Psychology3
Anthropology 221 OR
Sociology 121
3Anthropology 1010/101 - Intro To Cultural Anthropology
Sociology 1010/101- Intro to Sociology
Recommended Electives12Recommended Electives: health sciences, psychology, sociology, and anthropology.12

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