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 upon the requirements for 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 professions concentration may be declared.
* 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.
Degree Info at a Glance
Program: Health-Related Concentrations
Summary of Requirements
Social Science/Humanities Electives (6 Credits)
Total Credits: 6
ANT, ECO, HIS, POL, RPH, PSY (beyond PSY 101)
Physics Electives (8 credits)
Total Credits: 8
Choose either Group A or Group B to fulfill the Physics requirement.
Students may use General Physics I or Fundamentals of Physics I to satisfy core requirements.