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 – BIO 181/BIO 183
1 year General Chemistry (with labs) – CH 101/102 or CH 201/202 and CH 201/202 or CH 203/204
1 year Organic Chemistry (with labs) – CH 221/222 or CH 225/226 and CH 223/224 or CH 227/228
1 year Physics (with labs) – PY 211/PY 212 (or PY 205/206 and PY 208/209)
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 212 (no longer offered) or BIO/ZO 421/426 (offered the last time Spring 2018), BIO 240, BIO 245, BCH 351 or 451, GN 311)

**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