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If you are interested in studying occupational thearpy as a major, but it is not listed in the majors offered at the school can you study it under another major at the school?

Asked Germantown, Maryland

There aren't many schools that I have looked into that offer occupational therapy as its own major and I am starting to question if it is its own major. In addition I was wondering if it could fall into other majors/fields of study in college. #occupational-therapy #college-majors #career #what-the-university-offers #what-schools-to-attend

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Brendon’s Answer

Updated Prosser, Washington
Generally yes. It depends if you want to be an Occupational Therapist (OT) or Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA.) As an OT, you'll need to complete a bachelor's and then a master's/doctorate degree. Your bachelor's can be in anything as long as you complete the prerequisite courses for your MSOT or DOT graduate program. COTAs have less schooling. 2-3 years total and finish with an associate degree. For that, you'll need to be in a specific, accredited COTA program. Best of luck! #ot #cota

Corinne’s Answer

Updated Silver Spring, Maryland
Hi , For undergraduate you need to make sure you have all the pre requisites needed to apply for the masters program. I would recommend you contact Towson or Howard who have OT programs in the area and I am sure they will give you what courses you need .Look into a psychology or sociology major with the sciences as the other pre perquisites, or choose bio plus load the psychology /sociology classes. My first idea to contact Howard would be my best advice. Good luck.