College of Health Professions

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Prior to being considered for admission into the Combined BS/MS program in occupational therapy, you must fill out a supplemental application and complete a series of prerequisites. During this process, you are considered a "Pre-Occupational Therapy Major."

It is important to declare your major as " Pre-Occupational Therapy" when you enter Towson University so that you are assigned to the appropriate adviser. Your Pre-OT year is considered the first year of the Combined BS/MS program. If you are accepted into the program, you will begin occupational therapy courses in the Fall semester of your second year.

Prerequisite Coursework

Candidates must obtain a B or better in the following prerequisites.

  • Biology for the Health Professions (BIOL 190) or Cellular Biology (BIOL 201) or Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 221/221L)
  • Writing for a Liberal Education (ENGL 102)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 101)
  • Introduction to Sociology (SOCI 101)

If you have questions about Towson University's occupational therapy programs or if you would like to schedule a meeting, please contact:

Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator

Towson University


Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
Enrollment Services, Room 245

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2762
Fax: 410-704-2322





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