So what should you major in at TAMUCC? A common myth is that you have to major in a science degree as a Pre-Occupational Therapy student; however, this is not true. We recommend that you choose a degree based on your interests. It is important to choose a major based on your academic interests rather than one that you think looks good to occupational therapy schools. Choose a major that you are passionate about, whether it is a major in Liberal Arts, Business, Health Sciences, or something else entirely, completing the prerequisites for occupational therapy schools can be accomplished. Certain degrees may cover the pre-occupational therapy prerequisites; however, occupational therapy schools also accept students who show broad interests in their academic coursework through a non-science major. Major in any subject you want!
If you would like to major as a Pre-Occupational Therapy student follow this degree plan:
TEXAS ENTRY-LEVEL DOCTOR OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (OTD) (PRIVATE)
University Counseling Center 361-825-2703
As of 2015 the following Texas OT programs use OTCAS: UT El Paso, UT Health Science Center - San Antonio, UT Medical Branch - Galveston, UT Rio Grand Valley / UT Pan American University
The personal statement is a critical component of your application to OT school, as the personal statement can either significantly help or harm your chances for success, it is important to take it seriously. The statement must be personal. This is your chance to let the Admissions Committee hear from you and understand who you are. Take advantage of the opportunity to express your commitments, motivations and values