Optometry
Pre-requisite Requirements

Requirements for professional schools vary from school to school and can change year by year, students must carefully examine the pre-requisite requirements of the schools they are interested in to be current and accurate when registering for courses at Gustavus. Consult the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometryguide for requirements and admission statistics to 20+ Optometry Schools for the most accurate information.
School Specific pre-requisite courses for Optometry

 

Sample Curriculum of pre-requisite courses for Optometry @ Gustavus
First Year: Fall
BIO 101 Principles of Biology
CHE 107 Principles of Chemistry
FTS 100 (Writing Intensive course- WRITI)
COM 120

 

First Year: Spring
BIO 102 Organismal Biology
CHE 141 Organic Chemistry I
MCS 121 or 118/119

 

Second Year: Fall
CHE 251 Organic Chemistry II
BIO 218 or 380 (BIO 201 and BIO 202 if planning to take BIO 380)
MCS 142 or other statistics course

 

Second Year: January Interim

NDL 068 Career Exploration (strongly recommended)

 
Second Year: Spring
CHE 258 Inorganic Chemistry I
PSY 100

 

Third Year: Fall
PHY 120/121 or PHY 122/121
HES 234 Human Anatomy & Phy. I
 
Third Year: Spring
PHY 170/171 or PSY 172/171
HES 235 Human Anatomy & Phy. II
 
Fourth Year: Fall
CHE 255 Biochemistry

English elective recommended (WRITI designation)

 
Fourth Year: Spring

PSY 234 or PSY 241 or PSY 334

 

Examples of Pre-requisites at Optometry Programs

School Specific pre-requisite courses for Optometry

Consult the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometryguide for requirements and admission statistics to 20+ Optometry Schools for the most accurate information.

School Specific pre-requisite courses for Optometry
 

 

 

 

Updated 6/16/2016 HB