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Undergrad major for OTD

Discussion in 'Occupational Therapy [ O.T.D ]' started by Music333, Nov 17, 2007.

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  1. Music333


    Nov 17, 2007
    Other Health Professions Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member

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    I am currently a freshman in college and am possibly considering going to grad school for an OTD. Does it really matter what you major in as long as you complete the required/recommended courses?
    Also, does the prestige of your undergrad school matter in OTD? Currently, I am at a state school, but was admitted to a top 20 school as a transfer. Is it worth it for me to transfer to the better, but much more expensive, school?
  2. Bad0 Fish0

    Bad0 Fish0

    Aug 18, 2007
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    No, no, and no. As long as you complete the pre-reqs, your major really doesn't matter - however, they love a firm background in psychology. Plus, it would benefit you. Where you did your undergrad work doesn't matter, either. It also doesn't matter how expensive your school is - private institutions are much more expensive and really don't offer anything more. Find a public in-state institution with a good reputation for their OT school. Good luck!

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