Occupational Therapy

  • General Biology with lab, two semesters:
    BIO 2105, 2106
  • Anatomy & Physiology, two semesters:
    BIO 1205, 1206 or BIO 3055 and BIO 3155
  • Psychology, three semesters:
    PSY 1000 and both Abnormal Psychology and Developmental Psychology
  • Statistics

Information on the OT programs may be accessed from the web site of the American Occupational Therapy Association.  The Directory of Occupational Therapy Programs is no longer being printed; the information on each school can be accessed from the AOTA web site.

Selecting A Major

To meet these requirements, the following majors may be selected.  The major must be supplemented with the above courses as needed.  Science courses should be selected in close coordination with the Health Professions Advisor. Your advisor in your major will assist you in selecting courses to complete the requirements for your major.

Liberal Arts Major (4-year Bachelor of Arts degree, any discipline)
These above courses will satisfy the science and math requirements for the core curriculum.  However, fitting the science requirements into a program may require summer course work. 

Biology Major  (4-year Bachelor of Science degree)
This major will include most prerequisite course, including BIO 3055 and BIO 3155; BIO 1205 and BIO 1206 will fill elective credits only.  For further information, contact the Biology Department in the Mendel Science Center 147,610-519-4830.

Chemistry Major  (4-year Bachelor of Science degree)
Students must supplement their curriculum with BIO 2105 and 2106 plus additional courses as above.  BIO 1205 and BIO 1206 will fill elective credits only.  For further information, contact the Chemistry Department in the Mendel Science Center 215, 610-519-4840.

Biochemistry Major (4-year Bachelor of Science degree)
This major includes all prerequisite courses.  For further information, contact the Chemistry Department in the Mendel Science Center 215, (610) 519-4840.

Comprehensive Sciences Major  (4-year Bachelor of Science degree)
Students must supplement their curriculum with BIO 3055 and BIO 3155 and other courses listed above: BIO 1205 and BIO 1206 will only fill elective credits.  For further information, contact the Comprehensive Science Program, St. Augustine Center 451, (610) 519-4232.

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