Biology - Pre-Occupational Therapy

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Walsh University offers several options for Pre-Occupational Therapy students. By majoring in Biology - Pre-Occupational Therapy, students gain a solid foundation in Biology, with emphasis on anatomy, physiology and medical terminology. This prepares students to pursue an advanced degree in graduate school, such as a master's in Occupational Therapy

At Walsh University, biology majors have access to state-of-the-art, fully equipped laboratories and facilities in Walsh's Timken Natural Sciences Center and the St. John Paul II Center for Science Innovation. In addition, they learn from Walsh's highly trained, experienced faculty who are great teachers, caring mentors and experienced researchers.

What makes Walsh's Biology - Pre-Occupational Therapy undergraduate program unique?

  • Faculty with Experience. Each of our Ph.D. Biology faculty members specialize in their areas of expertise. They are excellent teachers and competent researchers.
  • Diverse Course Offering. Biology majors choose from a wide assortment of electives that satisfy their personal and professional interests.
  • Early Research Opportunities. Unlike most schools, undergraduate students at Walsh University have ample opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research alongside our experienced faculty. 
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities. Walsh houses laboratories equipped with the latest technologies, giving our students a chance to work with the instruments and tools used in the field.

Students may also choose to continue their education at Walsh University by applying toWalsh's Master of Occupational Therapy program.

Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take?

The Biology - Pre-Occupational Therapy  major involves 75-78 semester hours of required coursework and laboratory experience. All Biology Pre-Occupational Therapy majors must complete either Calculus I or Elementary Functions I and II. Other classes required in the Biology - Pre-Occupational Therapy undergraduate program include:

  • Principles of Biology
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biomechanics

Students also can select electives covering specialized topics and an introduction to research. These courses enhance the foundational knowledge needed for graduate programs.