Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration

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Build a strong foundation in psychology while preparing yourself to become an effective occupational therapist through Brenau’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration program. You’ll graduate equipped to move into Brenau’s MSOT program and gain critical experience in the community. 

Duration: 8 semesters
Start term: Fall
Class type: On-ground or online
Location: Gainesville

Student opportunities

  • Earn prerequisite credits for Brenau’s graduate Occupational Therapy programs, as well as Brenau’s Master’s program in Clinical Counseling Psychology 
  • Receive hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art psychology lab
  • Gain fieldwork experience through your senior-year internship
  • Take elective classes in areas that interest you (forensics, industrial organization, health psychology, geriatrics)
  • Join an active psychology club, which stays involved with the community, including local high schools 
  • Learn from experienced faculty with a large range of expertise, several of whom have active practices

Potential careers

  • Occupational therapy graduate student
  • Clinical counseling psychology graduate student
  • Human resources manager
  • Nonprofit director or staff
  • Animal trainer 
  • Employee relations specialist
  • Victim advocate
  • Training development specialist
  • Data analyst 
  • Admissions evaluator
  • Recruiter
  • Alumni director
  • Psychiatric aide/Attendant
  • Officer training school (military)
  • Youth minister
  • Child welfare case worker
  • Sport, recreation and fitness area: activities direction, recreation leader/supervisor
  • Researcher
  • Survey research assistant
  • Technical writer
  • Mental health technician 
  • Sales 
  • Law enforcement

Have questions?

Contact Julie Battle, Chair of the Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling, at
770-534-6228 or