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Biology - Pre-Occupational Therapy

Degree Awarded:  Bachelor of Science

The major in biology prepares students for several different career options. Students may gain admittance to medical, dental or veterinary school, pursue graduate study or seek employment in research or industry.

Those preparing to teach biology in secondary schools should complete courses in a biology concentration in conjunction with education licensure requirements within Lake Erie College's education department. The courses in the biology major provide students with a broad background in biology and chemistry, opportunities for elective courses and a culminating independent research project during the senior year.

Biology students should seek advice from the pre-professional advisors to insure that course selections will be appropriate for admission to the graduate or professional schools of their choice. Additional chemistry, mathematics and physics coursework may be required for admission to graduate or professional programs.

Requirements for this Major:

Requirements for the Major

33 semester credits including:

Note: MT 207 registration requires completion of MT 109 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Note: PC 201, PC 202, MT 210 and MT 211 are recommended for students anticipating applying to graduate programs in biology and/or environmental science.

Requirements for the Concentration

37-38 semester credits including:

One BI designation 200 or 300 level course (3-4 SH)

Note: Admissions requirements vary among graduate occupational therapy schools. Thus, while the Lake Erie College biology pre-occupational therapy degree meets most graduate occupational therapy program admissions requirements, it does not guarantee admission into a graduate OT program. Consultation with admissions representatives from the school or schools of choice early during your undergraduate tenure is highly recommended.

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