Pre-Occupational Therapy In addition to specific science courses, a background in psychology is recommended for occupational therapy. Students may complete two or three years of coursework at the University of Jamestown and apply for the professional programs at other institutions. Alternatively, students may complete four years of training in a major at University of Jamestown and then apply for Master of Science programs. As with other professional programs, admission to occupational therapy at the graduate level is competitive. Students considering this program should consult the Student Success Center and health professions advisors in biology or chemistry when planning their coursework.