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Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology with MSOT

The B.S. in Biopsychology with MSOT is an accelerated 3-2 program in Biopsychology and Occupational Therapy in conjunction with Thomas Jefferson University. Students who meet the requirements and are accepted by Thomas Jefferson University either during their senior year of high school or at the end of their first year at Messiah College can complete three years of study at Messiah College and two years at Thomas Jefferson University to earn a B.S. in Biopsychology and a MSOT in Occupational Therapy.

Psychology major biopsychology msotBiopsychology with MSOT Major

65-66 credits

(Credit hours shown in parentheses)

Each of the following:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • Genetics for Health Professions (3)
  • Neuroscience (3)
  • General Chemistry I (4)
  • General Chemistry II (4)
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry (4)

One of the following:

  • Developmental Biology (3)
  • Animal Behavior (3)
  • Microbiology for health Professions (4)
  • Physiology (4)
  • Human Anatomy (4)

Each of the following:

  • Introduction to Psychology* (3)
  • Introduction to Social Research (3)
  • Introductory Statistics (3)
  • Life Span Development (3)
  • Biological Basis of Behavior (3)
  • Sensation and Perception (3)
  • Experimental Psychology (3)
  • Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • Women and men in American Society (3)

One of the following:

  • Capstone: Natural Sciences (3)
  • Psychology Seminar (3)

Each of the following: (Jefferson University)

  • Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology (3)
  • Health and Health conditions (3)

*Also meets General Education requirement

For a printable version of the course requirements, visit our Online Course Catalog.

How to Apply

To apply for admission to Messiah College, simply call and request an application at 1-800-233-4220 or apply online! Open House dates and major-specific events are scheduled throughout the year. Students may arrange for a variety of visit options to suit their interests and schedule.


Contact Dr. John Bechtold; Department Chair
(717) 796-1800, ext. 7023