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Bachelor of Arts in Biology: Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration

Occupational Therapists assist individuals in best engaging in their daily lives both personally and on the job. Duties of an occupational therapist include assisting those who are ill, injured or disabled to recover, develop, improve and maintain necessary skills.

Students whose future plans include applying to a professional school in Occupational Therapy may take the Bachelor of Arts in Biology Major. Many graduate training programs in Occupational Therapy are currently transitioning from Master (MOT) to Doctorate (OTD). Admissions criteria will differ. Lourdes students are encouraged to work with their undergraduate advisor after identifing the specific requirements for the graduate programs to which they are interested in applying.


Please see required B.A. in Biology curriculum. Students are encouraged to select the Occupational Therapy concentration.

Concentration for Occupational Therapy
BIO 330 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIL 330 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
BIO 331 Anatomy & Physiology II
BIL 331 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
PSY 110 General Psychology
PHS 201 College Physics I
PLA 201 College Physics I Lab

Electives (7 credit hours)

a. Electives in Natural Sciences such as Medical Terminology
b. Electives such as additional courses in Psychology; in Sociology; and in Communications