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Sample Program of Study - Pre-Optometry

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This is a suggested sequence for students intending to apply to the University of Houston, College of Optometry. Nebraska residents are eligible for “out-of-state-campus program.” Students are strongly advised to complete their B.S. degree prior to optometry studies. The University of Houston requires a B.S. degree for all entering students.  Participation in this pre-professional program at WSC does not guarantee acceptance at the selected institution for completion of the degree.

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN

BIO 110 Biology Concepts

4

BIO 200 Zoology

4

CHE 106 General Chemistry I

4

CHE 107 General Chemistry II

4

ENG 102 Composition Skills

3

ENG 200 Expository Writing

3

MAT 140 Calculus I

5

MAT 180 Applied Probability and Statistics

3

 

SOPHOMORE

BIO 320 Molecular Genetics

4

BIO 385 Microbiology*

4

CHE 314 Organic Chemistry I

4

CHE 315 Organic Chemistry II

4

ENG 150 Topics in Literature

3

PHY 301 University Physics I

4

PHY 302 University Physics II

4

PHY 321 Physics I Lab

1

PHY 322 Physics II Lab

1

General Studies

3

 

JUNIOR

ART 102 Visual Arts Experience

3

BIO 220 Human Anatomy

4

BIO 221 Human Physiology

4

CHE 326 Biochemistry I

4

HIS 120 World History

3

PHI 105 Ethics and Values

3

PSY 101 General Psychology

3

SSC 300 Social Science Research Methods

3

Electives

6

 

 

End of junior year: Optometry Admission Test

 

SENIOR

 

CHE 326 Biochemistry I

4

*PHY 465 Optics should be taken if offered.