Loyola University Chicago

Pre-Health Professions

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Commonly Required Courses

These are typical requirements and recommendations for applying to occupational therapy programs.  If you are interested in applying to programs in one of the other health profession areas (medical, dental, pharmacy, PA, PT, optometry, etc.) please review the recommended courses for that specific area. 

The health professional schools themselves provide the most accurate and up-to-date source of information.  Students should begin researching specific requirements of health professional schools they are interested in early in their academic careers and continue this research through their academic careers as health professional schools typically update their required and recommended courses on an annual basis. 

Students should also review Loyola department websites and LOCUS to determine relevant pre-requisites for courses listed below, what terms these courses are typically offered.

AreaSubjectLoyola Equivalent
Biology Anatomy & Physiology I BIOL 242
  Anatomy & Physiology II BIOL 243
Math Statistics STAT 103 or or STAT 203 or PSYC 304 or STAT 335
Psychology General Psychology PSYC 101
  Developmental Psychology PSYC 273
  Abnormal Psychology PSYC 331
Social Science Anthropology or Sociology One Course

Occasionally required courses include (but are not limited to):
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Composition, College Mathematics, Medical Terminology