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OTCAS Course Subjects

Overview

When completing the Transcript Entry section, you select your course subjects from a standardized list that was created in conjunction with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). These course subjects fall into categories that OTCAS uses to help calculate several GPAs. All course subjects are included in an overall GPA calculation, including course subjects not listed here.

If you're not sure which course subject to choose based on your course's title, default to the department the course is offered through. During verification, our team will update any course subjects that were incorrectly listed.

If you disagree with a course subject selected during verification, refer to Disputing and Correcting Course Subjects and GPAs for information on how to dispute a course subject decision. You can only dispute the subject assigned to your course; you cannot dispute the GPA that subject factors into. 

OTCAS Course Subject List

Note: to quickly locate a course subject, use CTRL+F on a PC or Command+F on a Mac.

Subject GPA Category

Course Subject

Humanities

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Administration of Justice
  • Agribusiness
  • American Studies
  • Arabic
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Basic Composition
  • Bible Literature
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Studies
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Classics
  • Communications
  • Composition
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Early Childhood Education
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Ethics
  • Excel
  • Fashion Design
  • Film/Media
  • Finance
  • Fire Aid/Firefighting
  • Folklore
  • Foreign Languages
  • French
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • German
  • Global Studies
  • Government
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • Health Science Administration
  • History
  • Honors Core
  • Humanities
  • Information Systems
  • Intellectual Heritage
  • Internet
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • Library Science
  • Literature
  • Logic
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Massage
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Terminology
  • Military Science
  • Mosaic
  • Music
  • Office Technology
  • Organizational Studies
  • Orientation
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Poetry 
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs/Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Public Speaking
  • Reading
  • Recreation
  • Religion
  • Rhetoric
  • Spanish
  • Special Topics
  • Sports Administration
  • Technical Writing
  • Theater
  • Theater Literature
  • Theology
  • Typing
  • Urban Planning
  • Western Civilization
  • Word Processing 
  • Writing

Mathematics

  • Algebra
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Behavioral Statistics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Calculus
  • Chemical Math
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Informatics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Math Analysis
  • Mathematics
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry

Natural Science

  • Analytic Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Animal Science
  • Armchair Chemistry
  • Bacteriology
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biodiversity
  • Bioethics
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biometry/Biometrics
  • Biomolecules
  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Cellular & Molecular Biology
  • Cellular Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Conservation
  • Cytology/Cytotechnology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Electricity
  • Electricity & Light
  • Embryology
  • Endocrinology
  • Entomology
  • Epidemiology
  • Eukaryotics
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Gynecology
  • Heat
  • Hematology
  • Histology
  • Immunology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Intro to Chemistry
  • Light
  • Limnology
  • Magnetism
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Science
  • Mechanical Heat
  • Mechanics
  • Medical Chemistry
  • Metabolism
  • Microbiology
  • Micro-Organisms
  • Molecular Biology
  • Natural Science
  • Neural Mechanisms
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Optics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Phlebotomy
  • Physical Biochemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Physiological Chemistry
  • Physiological Science
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Population Biology
  • Prokaryote Physiology
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Structure & Bonds
  • Structure & Reaction
  • Thermodynamics
  • Toxicology
  • Virology
  • Zoology

Other

  • Acupuncture
  • Aerospace Studies
  • Agriculture
  • American Sign Language
  • Archeology
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Audiology
  • Basic Computer Skills/Computer Basics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chinese Internal Medicine
  • Chiropratic Medicine
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Communication Science Disorders
  • Community Planning
  • CPR
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Disease
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Emergency Med-Tech
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ergonomics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Science
  • First Aid
  • Food Science
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Gerontology/Aging
  • Health
  • Health Science Administration
  • Health Services
  • Health Technology
  • Herbology
  • Human Geography
  • Human Movement
  • Hygiene
  • Informatics
  • Information Technology
  • Kinesiology
  • Linguistics
  • Locomotion Studies
  • Medical Ethics
  • Medical Technology
  • Medicine
  • Meteorology
  • Motor Control
  • Movement Science
  • Natural Resources
  • Nuclear
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oceanography
  • Optometry
  • Oriental Medicine
  • Other Health Prof
  • Paramedic
  • Phonetics
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Physical Geography
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Plant
  • Plant Sciences
  • Podiatry
  • Public Health
  • Radiology
  • Range Management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Sensorimotor Development
  • Sonography
  • Speech and Hearing Disorders
  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Sciences
  • Surgery Tech
  • Teaching Science
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Veterinary
  • Wildlife

Social Science

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Anthropology
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Behavioral Health
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Brain and Behavior
  • Child Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Community Health
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Geography
  • Cultural Studies
  • Death & Dying
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Family Studies
  • Growth & Development
  • Human Behavior
  • Human Development
  • Human Sexuality
  • Life Span Development
  • Marriage/Family
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Neuropsychology
  • Personal Health
  • Psychobiology
  • Psychology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Queer Studies
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Social Ecology
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Welfare
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Women’s Studies
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