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 Optometry) guide for requirements and admission statistics to U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools for the most accurate information,Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry.
School Specific pre-requisite courses for Optometry
Also, consult the Gustavus General Catalog to find more Pre-Professional information.
 
The following courses at Gustavus are appropriate, based on the overall requirements and recommendations of most optometry schools. Some required and recommended courses are listed below:
  • Biology: BIO-101, BIO-102 and BIO-118 or 380 (BIO-201 and
    BIO-202 if planning to take BIO-380).
  • Chemistry: CHE-107, CHE-141, CHE-251, CHE-255, and CHE-258.
  • Communications: COM-120.
  • English: one composition and one literature course.
  • Health and Exercise Science: HES-234, HES-235.
  • Mathematics: MCS-118/119 or MCS-121, and MCS-142 or other statistics course (not E/M-125).
  • Physics: PHY-120/121 and PHY-170/171 or PHY-122/121 and PSY-172/171.
  • Psychology: PSY-100 and PSY-234 or PSY-241 or PSY-334.

 

Sample Curriculum of pre-requisite courses for Optometry @ Gustavus

First Year:

Fall
BIO 101 Principles of Biology
CHE 107 Principles of Chemistry
FTS 100 Elective
COM 120

 

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

 

Second Year:

Fall
CHE 251 Organic Chemistry II
BIO 118 or 380 (BIO 201 and BIO 202 if planning to take BIO 380)
MCS 142 or other statistics course

 

Spring
CHE 258 Inorganic Chemistry I
PSY 100

 

Junior Year:

Fall
PHY 120/121 or PHY 122/121
HES 234 Human Anatomy & Phy. I
Elective

 

Spring
PHY 170/171 or PSY 172/171
HES 235 Human Anatomy & Phy. II
Elective

 

Senior Year:

Fall
CHE 255 Biochemistry

 

Spring
PSY 234 or PSY 241 or PSY 334

 

Examples of Pre-requisites at Optometry Programs

School Specific pre-requisite courses for Optometry

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 Optometry) guide for requirements and admission statistics to U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools for the most accurate information,Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry.
School Specific pre-requisite courses for Optometry
Also, consult the Gustavus General Catalog to find more Pre-Professional information.

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 4/6/2014 HB