Pre-Optometry Specialization

Completion of this specialization, in addition to introductory Biology and Chemistry course sequences, will fulfill the core science requirements for Optometry school; however, each school has its own list of requirements. Students should check the specific requirements for each school of interest. In addition, non-science courses such as a year of writing-focused courses (FYS + one ENG course), social sciences, a year of math, ethics and cultural diversity are recommended. Note that BIO 330 is highly recommended as a prerequisite for CHE 412 Biochemistry.

Biology (20 credits)

Complete the following Biology courses:

BIO-201Molecules to Cells

3 credits

BIO-201LMolecules to Cells Lab

1 credit

-or

BIO-210LMolecules to Cells Research-Based Lab

1 credit

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BIO-202Organismal Biology

3 credits

BIO-202LOrganismal Biology

1 credit

BIO-224Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3 credits

BIO-224LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1 credit

BIO-225Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3 credits

BIO-225LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1 credit

BIO-360Microbiology

3 credits

BIO-360LMicrobiology Lab

1 credit

Chemistry (15–16 credits)

Complete the General Chemistry sequence, CHE-301: Organic Chemistry I with the lab, and either CHE-302/302L or CHE-412.

CHE-141General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-141LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory I

1 credit

CHE-142General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHE-142LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory II

1 credit

CHE-301Organic Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-301LOrganic Chemistry I Lab

1 credit

CHE-302Organic Chemistry II

3 credits

CHE-302LOrganic Chemistry II Lab

1 credit

-or

CHE-412Biochemistry

3 credits

Physics (8–10 credits)

Complete either the General or Analytical Physics sequence. Please note that Analytical Physics requires MAT-175 as a prerequisite.

PHY-231General Physics I

3 credits

PHY-231LGeneral Physics I Lab

1 credit

PHY-232General Physics II

3 credits

PHY-232LGeneral Physics II Lab

1 credit

-or

PHY-271Analytical Physics I

3 credits

PHY-271LAnalytical Physics I Lab

1 credit

PHY-272Analytical Physics II

3 credits

PHY-272LAnalytical Physics II Lab

1 credit

Total Credit Hours: 43-46