Pre-Optometry Concentration

Biology Faculty:
Professor: David Thomas
Associate Professor: Cassia C. Oliveira and Maryline Jones
Assistant Professors: Alexander Beeser and Eric South

Chemistry Faculty:
Associate Professor: Irosha Nawarathne
Assistant Professor: Barry Gehm

 

The Pre-Optometry Concentration prepares students to take the Optometry Admission Test (OAT), and meet the admissions requirements for optometry school. The concentration may be added to any major, but usually is coupled with the Biology Major or the Chemistry Major. This curriculum is based on the requirements of Southern College of Optometry. Other schools may have additional requirements. Lyon College proficiency and common core courses (ENG 101 & 102, MTH 101, etc.) are not included here even though many schools list them as prerequisites. Some of these courses may have prerequisites not shown. Only one pre-health profession concentration may be declared. 

NOTES

* Students may use BIO 110, CHM 110, MTH 210, PHY 210/211, PHY 240/241, PSY 101, PSY 235, SPN 101 and SPN 102 to satisfy Core requirements. 

* Molecular biology may be substituted for BIO 356 Biochemistry. 

Summary of Requirements

Item #
Title
Credits
Social Science/Humanities Electives (6 Credits)  +
6
Sub-Total Credits
52