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Related Biology Programs

Optometry


 

1. Check with the individual optometry school for requirements.

Common minimum prerequisite coursework includes the following:

  • English 1101, 1102
  • Psychology 1100 (a 200-level psychology course may be acceptable)
  • Biology 1151, 1152
  • Chemistry 1551 (Math 1431 or equivalent needs to have been taken or be taken at the same time a student enrolls in Chemistry 1551) and 1552 (inorganic); Chemistry 2551 and 2552 (organic)
  • Math 1635 (Statistics) as well as Integral and differential calculus: Math 2231, 2232 and possibly 2233. The sequence to Math 2231 is Math 1431 > Math 1432 > Math 2231 > Math 2231.
  • Physics 1201, 1202
  • Microbiology 1420
  • Social Science: 3 semester credits (an additional psychology course, Economics 2201 or 2202, or political science)
  • Addional recommended elective coursework includes Anatomy and Physiology 1151 and 1152 or 1571 and 1572; Biology 1120; computer science; business; economics; sociology; speech courses in public speaking; and additoinal psychology courses.

 

2. Optometry schools in the United States

  • Illinois College of Optometry, 3241 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, (312) 949-7400
  • UC Berkeley, School of Optometry, California
  • Ferris State, Michigan
  • Indiana University, Indiana
  • University of Missouri – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Northeastern State University, Oklahoma
  • Ohio State University, College of Optometry, Ohio
  • Pacific University, Oregon
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • University of Houston College of Optometry, Texas
  • University of Alabama Birmingham School of Optometry, Alabama
  • New England College of Optometry, Massachusetts

 

Contact Information


Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331