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In order to receive the Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree, you must complete a four-year program at a school of optometry licensed by the state in which you plan to practice. Most students interested in optometry first complete a liberal arts degree with a major in biology.
The following courses are required for admission to most schools of optometry:
BIOL 1210, 1220 General Biology
BIOL 3120 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy or BIOL 2520 Human Anatomy
BIOL 3210 Biology of Microorganisms or BIOL 2200 Introduction to Microbiology
CHEM 1110, 1120 General Chemistry
CHEM 2010 Organic Chemistry I
ENGL 2000 Writing plus another ENGL course
MATH 1080 Statistical Analysis (or other Statistics)
MATH 1130 Calculus I or MATH 1110, 1120 Functions with Calculus
PHYS 1110, 1120 Introductory Physics or PHYS 1080, 1090 Physics for the Health Sciences
PSYC 1001 General Psychology
For further information, contact Dr. John Pellegrini of the Biology Department.