Pre-Occupational Therapy Bachelor's Degree Plan

Lamar University Pre-Professional Programs

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
Major: Varies, follows Pre-Professional program
Hours: 120

Occupational Therapy Bachelor Degree

Delivery Options:

Pre-Professional Program Description

The pre-professional Pre-Occupational Therapy Degree Plan at Lamar University leads to your further study in the medical field of your choice. This program, along with your own brand of community and campus involvement, investigation and engagement in your chosen discipline, and academic performance will prepare you to apply for and excel in medical school.

Why Study Pre-Occupational Therapy at Lamar?

During your Pre-Occupational Therapy Degree Plan studies at Lamar University, you will work with an advisor who will guide you in tailoring your bachelor's degree for a professional OT program application and admission. There are six occupational therapy programs in Texas that offer the Master of Occupational Therapy degree, and when you apply to these programs, you are required to take the GRE and to submit all admission materials in a timely manner as specified by the programs and schools to which you apply.

Your faculty and advisors will support and encourage you in maintaining a high GPA (3.25 or better) as you prepare for your professional education, and you'll have access to opportunities for research, volunteering and mentorship or internship experiences that reflect your potential for leadership in the occupational therapy profession.

Career Paths

Occupational therapy consistently ranks highly as one of the top, most recession-proof jobs in the nation. Based on your performance from your undergraduate education through your master's degree and potential choice of specialty, you could potentially take your pick among OT careers.

Primary Careers

Occupational therapist, occupational therapist specialist

Career Areas

  • Private practice
  • Clinical practice
  • Rehabilitation and long-term care
  • Specialty practice

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Medical practitioners/partnerships
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Nursing homes and long-term care facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Health and wellness centers
  • Physical recreation centers

*Suggested majors are only examples of a few degrees that may align with your pre-professional program interests. Speak with an advisor to decide on the best major to meet course requirements for your program and professional school.