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Optometry

A Doctor of Optometry (OD) examines, treats and manages issues related to the eye and visual system.  We strongly advise consulting each school to which you wish to apply.  For more information, please consult the OptomCAS School & College Prerequisite webpage.

General requirements may include:

Biology

 

Two Semesters with Lab

  • Semester 1: BIOL 101 OR BIOL 121 and BIOL 123
  • Semester 2: BIOL 102 OR 200-Level Biology Lecture + BIOL 124

General Chemistry

Two Semesters with Lab

  • Semester 1: CHEM 101 and CHEM 53
  • Semester 2: CHEM 102 and CHEM 54

Physics

Two Semesters with Lab

  • Semester 1: PHYS 101 OR PHYS 150
  • Semester 2: PHYS 102 OR PHYS 151

Organic Chemistry

One Semester with Lab

  • Semester 1: CHEM 241
  • Semester 2: CHEM 245

Biochemistry

One semester

  • Semester 1: BIOL 204 or CHEM 251

English & Writing

Two Semesters

  • Semester 1: Writing Seminar
  • Semester 2: Any ENGL or COML course

Math & Statistics

One Semester Each

  • Semester 1: MATH 104* or higher
  • Semester 2: STAT 111, BIOL 446, or another statistics course

Potentially Required or Recommended Courses:

  • Microbiology with lab
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Shadowing with an OD

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