Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Pre-Occupational Therapy)

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The Pre-Occupational Therapy Track is designed to prepare students for advanced degree work in allied health fields such as Occupational Therapy. Prerequisites for admission in to the Occupational Therapy Program at TWU are embedded within the degree plan.Please see the graduate catalog for more information about admission into the Occupational Therapy program at TWU including guaranteed admission requirements.

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.


44-45 semester credit hours.

Minor (optional)

15 semester credit hours.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Pre-Occupational Therapy) Program of Study

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 23013
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
Math or Wellness CAO Core2.
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
( BIOL 2301, BIOL 2401) and ( BIOL 2101)4
 Semester Credit Hours 16
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology PSYC 23143
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 1342, MATH 14423
PSY 2013Professional Development in Psychology3
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
( BIOL 2302, BIOL 2402) and ( BIOL 2102)4
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Second Year
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
PHIL 2033Logic and Critical Thinking PHIL 23033
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology3
KINS 4903 (Scientific Foundation of Human Movement)Special Topics3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
PSY 2023Social Psychology PSYC 2319, SOCI 23263
PSY 2303Applied Statistics PSYC 23173
HS 3033Medical Terminology3
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
PSY 3354Experimental Psychology4
PSY 3733 (rec. for core)Psychology of Women3
Psychology Elective (2000 level or above)3
Psychology Elective (2000 level or above)3
 Semester Credit Hours 13
Psychology Elective (3000 level or above)3
Minor or Elective3
3 semester credit hours from Cluster B - Basic Psychology Electives3
ZOOL 3123
ZOOL 3121
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
and Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Laboratory
Minor or Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Fourth Year
PSY 4013Health Psychology3
PSY 4133Physiological Psychology3
Minor or Elective3
Minor or Elective3
Minor or Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Select three semester credit hours from the following:3
Ethics PHIL 2306 
Ethics and Feminism 
PSY 4103
PSY 4101
Cognitive Psychology
and Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
3 semester credit hours from Cluster A - Applied Psychology Electives3
Minor or Elective4
 Semester Credit Hours 14
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

Please Note:  3 semester credit hour Global Perspectives graduation requirement must be obtained through core courses, PSY 4183, or elective semester credit hours.

Must meet 36 advanced semester credit hour requirement.