Coursework

Prerequisite coursework for optometry school varies greatly amongst programs; therefore, it is crucial to be aware of individual schools’ requirements. The following courses would cover prerequisites for many programs:

Biology

  • BIOL 207 Genetics, Ecology and Evolution
  • BIOL 208 Biological Communications and Energetics
  • BIOL 209 Biology of Sustainability (pre-req for BIOL 356)
  • BIOL 356 Microbiology

Anatomy & Physiology

  • BIOL 349 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology: Locamotion and Systems Regulation
  • BIOL 350 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology: Energy Acquisition and Processing

OR

  • EXSC 213 Human Anatomy
  • EXSC 214 Human Physiology

Chemistry

  • CHEM 111 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 112 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 440 Biochemistry I

Physics

  • PHYS 109 General Physics I & PHYS 110 General Physics II

OR

  • PHYS 111 Classical Physics I & PHYS 112 Classical Physics II

Plus: 

  • MATH 113 Calculus I or MATH 108 + MATH 109 Calculus with Review I & II
  • STAT 220 Statistics I
  • PSYC 111 General Psychology