Optometry – OD

Optometry – Doctor of Optometry (OD)

NOTE: There are significant variances between schools – always check school catalog for specific requirements & recommendations.

****2012 School Specific Requirements for US Optometry Schools

1 year Biology/Zoology (with labs) – BIO 181/BIO 183 or BIO/ZO 150 /BIO/ZO 160 (no longer offered)
1 year General Chemistry (with labs) – CH 101/102 and CH 201/202
1 year Organic Chemistry (with labs) – CH 221/222 and CH 223/224
1 year Physics (with labs) – PY 211/PY 212 (or PY 205 and PY 208)
At least one semester Mathematics to include Calculus (one year required by some   schools)   – MA 121(single semester) or 131/231 or 141/241 (1 year)

Most Also Require:

1 semester microbiology with lab (MB 351/352)
1 year English (ENG 101 + one additional ENG)
1 semester statistics (ST 311)
1 semester psychology (PSY 200 or above)

(In addition to the above minimum requirements, we strongly recommend BIO/ZO 212 or BIO 301/302 (no longer offered) or BIO/ZO 421/426, BCH 351 or 451, GN 311 or 411)

**Please check with individual schools for additional requirements – please check NCSU Course Equivalents page to see what NCSU courses transfer to each school for pre-reqs at Transfer Course Equivalents