Pre-Optometry

REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED COURSEWORK

Most Optometry Schools require the following courses as part of the undergraduate preparation.

Required Recommended

General Biology
BI 111, 112, 113, 114

Microbiology (strongly recommend)
BI 230

Inorganic Chemistry
CH 151, 152, 153, 154

Biochemistry
CH 321, 323

Organic Chemistry
CH 221, 222, 223, 224

 

General Physics
PY 111, 112, 113, 114

 

Math
MA 151 (calculus)
MA 131 (stats)

 

English Composition & Literature
EN 101, EN 110

 

General Psychology
PS 101

 

Social Sciences
Core offering should satisfy these requirements

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND INTERNSHIPS

Undergraduate research whether in the sciences or the humanities is strongly recommended. Internships at hospitals and clinics are also desirable. See 360 & 390 listings under your major.

NB: Students should always check individual med/vet/dent/op schools for individual course requirements. Individual schools have specific undergraduate curriculum requirements. The list above is a generic list.