Most colleges of optometry now require at least three years of college, so this program is also designed for transfer into an appropriate four-year college major such as biomedical science or chemistry. The following courses are required for admission to most schools of Optometry.
Course Outline
Required Courses
(15 Courses)
Course Title Credits
BIOL 200 General Biology I
BIOL 201 General Biology II
BIOL 215 Microbiology
CHEM 151 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 152 Principles of Chemistry II
CHEM 261 Introduction to Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 262 Introduction to Organic Chemistry II
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
ENGL 122 College Composition II: Writing with Sources
MATH 120 Introduction to Calculus of One and Several Variables
MATH 201 Elementary Statistics
PHYS 101 College Physics
PHYS 102 College Physics II
PSYC 131 Introduction to Psychology
Total Credits: 61  
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
Students who wish to complete a liberal arts degree must choose 15 credits from goal areas 5 and 6.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 15  
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Course Title Credits
BIOL 210 Human Anatomy
BIOL 211 Human Physiology
BUS 224 Financial Accounting
Total Program of Study Credits: 76