Pre-Optometry Program

Pre-Optometry Curriculum

The University of St. Francis offers excellent undergraduate preparation for medical and other health related professional schools.

Optometry schools are looking for students who have completed a core of specific course work in biology, chemistry, math, social sciences, and physics and who have performed at a high academic level.  Specific programs may have additional requirements beyond what is listed.

REQUIRED BIOLOGY COURSES:                               

BIOL 150 Fundamentals of Ecology and Evolution (3)

BIOL 151 Beginning Investigative Experiences in Biology (2)

BIOL 160 Cell Biology (4)

BIOL 255 Genetics (4)

BIOL 345 Perspectives in Evolution (3)

BIOL 375 Advanced Investigative Experiences in Biology I (3)

BIOL 376 Advanced Investigative Experiences in Biology I (3)

BIOL 410 Senior Seminar (3)

 

ELECTIVE BIOLOGY COURSES: (select 5, at least 3 being 300 or 400 level)

Recommended electives:

BIOL 211 Microbiology (5)

BIOL 221 Human Anatomy (4)

BIOL 252 Physiology (4)

Other electives:

BIOL 322 Molecular Biology (4)

BIOL 321 Human Dissection Anatomy (3)

BIOL 343 Immunology (3)

 

REQUIRED CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS, MATH, SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSES:   

CHEM 121/123 General Chemistry I (5)

CHEM 122/124 General Chemistry II (5)

CHEM 224/5 Organic Chemistry I and Lab (4)

CHEM 322/3 Biochemistry and Lab (5)

PSCI 111 General Physics I (4)

PSCI 112 General Physics II (4)

MATH 175 Statistics (4)

MATH 181 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)

PSYC 111 General Psychology (3)

 

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