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 213)
  • Writing for a Liberal Education
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology

For students currently taking Biology 190, tutoring is available. The schedule is posted on Towson University's Academic Achievement Center's

More Information

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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