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Prospective Pre-OT Biology Students

I want to major in pre-OT!

There is no such thing as a pre-OT major at UNG. Pre-OT students commonly major in biology but may choose any major they wish. Pre-OT is an academic advisement area. We offer focused advisement for students interested in certain career paths. Pre-OT biology students get an advisor who advises other pre-OT students.

If pre-OT is not a major, then what does it mean to be a pre-OT biology student?

It means you must plan your college career with three things in mind:

  1. You must meet entrance requirements for OT school. This means taking courses not necessarily required by the biology degree. For example, most OT schools require a course in statistics.

  2. Most OT programs only require 90 hours of courses for admission, however we recommend you get your baccalaureate degree anyway. A B.S. in Biology will always be a degree you can "fall back on" in the event you choose a different career path. UNG degree requirements can be found in the appropriate Undergraduate Bulletin.

  3. You must get prepared to take the GRE General Test.

Where can I learn more?

The American Occupational Therapy Association maintains a site with various types of information aimed at professionals and the public.

Georgia has two Occupational Therapy programs. They are located at Brenau and Georgia Regents University.

Biology pre-OT advisors:


Dahlonega Campus:

Dr. Larry Gibson

Gainesville Campus:

Dr. Alex Lowrey

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