Bachelor of Science in Biology (Pre-Occupational Therapy Track)
Occupational therapists are healthcare professionals who assist individuals of all ages to carry out their needed activities and occupations during the day. Our Pre-Occupational Therapy program is designed to help students succeed in gaining acceptance to occupational therapy graduate school after completing a degree at Evangel.
The Evangel University Department of Natural and Applied Sciences is dedicated to the spiritual, academic and social growth of every student. The department’s purpose is to provide an excellent scientific education that is thoroughly integrated with the University’s emphasis on the development of strong Christian character. Within this framework, students must contend with new scientific, social, ethical and technological challenges. Students learn to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively and exhibit analytical thinking and problem solving skills.
Our pre-occupational therapy curriculum has been tailored to provide the knowledge that students need for success to earn a master’s or doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy. Many pre-OT students major in Biology to complete the necessary prerequisite courses for graduate school which include: biology, physics, statistics and psychology. As many graduate programs require applicants to obtain volunteer experience, we also assist our students to arrange for OT shadowing and internships to gain valuable insights into the benefits and challenges of a career in healthcare.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Introduction to Biology||Introduces cell biology and genetics. Also considers concepts important in contemporary society. Laboratory is required and involves scientific inquiry methods and a research component.|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology I||Introduction to human anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the roles of homeostasis and pathology and their interactions.|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology II||Second half of the introductory course in human anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the roles of homeostasis and pathology and their interactions.|
|Psychology of Healthy Relationships||This course provides foundational exploration regarding personal wholeness in relationship to self, family, others and God. Emphasis is placed on personal application of course material to promote greater self-awareness and ability to live out healthy choices regarding areas explored in the course.|
|Abnormal Psychology||The basis for labeling people as "abnormal." Investigation of the theoretical approaches to psychopathology, the assessment of mental disorders, and a sampling of the current classification system of disorders with respect to symptomatology and treatment.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Professor of biology Dr. Michael Tenneson has a passion for teaching and mentoring students who aspire to the enter the field of science. He was raised in Napa, California, and recognized early on that he had a special appreciation for the animals he cared for on his family’s small farm. He holds post-graduate degrees in […] read more
- Occupational Therapist
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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