Pre-Optometry with B.S.or B.A. in Other Majors

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredits
BIOL 150
150L
General Biology I
and General Biology I Laboratory
4
CHEM 121
121L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
MATH 103 College Algebra 3
Course for your major or Essential Studies course or Pre-Optometry non-science requirement** 4
 Credits15
Spring
BIOL 151
151L
General Biology II
and General Biology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 122
122L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
MATH 146 Applied Calculus I 3
Course(s) for your major or Essential Studies course or Pre-Optometry non-science requirement** 4
 Credits15
Sophomore Year
Fall
Pre-Optometry course(s)** 8
Course(s) for your major and/or Essential Studies course(s0 7-8
 Credits15-16
Spring
Pre-Optometry course(s)** 8
Course(s) for your major and/or Essential Studies course(s) 7-8
 Credits15-16
Junior Year
Fall
Pre-Optometry course(s)** 8
Course(s) for your major and/or Essential Studies course(s) 7-8
 Credits15-16
Spring
Pre-Optometry course(s)** 8
Course(s) for your major and/or Essential Studies course(s) 7-8
 Credits15-16
Senior Year
Fall
Pre-Optometry course(s)** 3-5
Course(s) for your major and/or Essential Studies course(s) 12
 Credits15-17
Spring
Pre-Optometry course(s)** 3-4
Course(s) for your major and/or Essential Studies course(s) 12
 Credits15-16
Fifth Year
Fall
Needed for majors outside of the College of Arts and Sciences – see note below  
Pre-Optometry courses** 3-4
Course(s) for your major and/or Essential Studies course(ss 12
 Credits15-16
Spring
Needed for majors outside of the College of Arts and Sciences – see note below  
Pre-Optometry courses** 3-4
Course(s) for your major and/or Essential Studies course(s) 12
 Credits15-16
 Total Credits150-159

*The combination of the Pre-Optometry Program with a major in the College of Arts and Sciences can usually be finished in 4 years if both major and Pre-Optometry classes are started freshmen year (the Forensic Science Evidence Analyst track is an exception). The combination of the Pre-Optometry program with a major outside of the College of Arts and Sciences, such as Athletic Training, Aviation, Community Nutrition, Dietetics, Education, Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical), Nursing or Medical Laboratory Science will take longer. These majors include busy curricula and/or practicums, and in most cases if you plan to combine one of them with Pre-Optometry, you will need at least 5 years of undergraduate studies to do so. Planning Pre-Optometry schedules for these 5 year majors is complicated, so students pursuing this will need to meet with the Health Sciences Advisor during their first semester to work out their long range plan.

**Pre-Optometry courses include:

Non-Science course requirements: Eng 110 and 130, Psych 111, Soc 110, Comm 110, a Business course (Badm 101, Econ 201, Econ 202, or Mgmt 300), a Stats course (Psych 241, Soc 326 or other course as approved); Med 205

Science course requirements: Chem 341-342 (with labs) or Chem 340+L***, Phys 211-212 (with labs), Biol 315, Biol 341, BMB 301, Anat 204+L, PPT 301, Mbio 302+L

Science course electives: Biol 312+R, Biol 369+L, Biol 420, MBio 328

***OChem requirements vary among optometry schools. We recommend Chem 341-342 and BMB 301 for OAT preparation. If, however, a student wishes to only do Chem 340+L and BMB 301, they should take Anat 204+L in place of Chem 341+L (sophomore fall) on the above schedule. Please see Health Sciences Advisor for details!

All students must fulfill Essential Studies requirements to graduate: http://und.edu/academics/essential-studies/requirements.cfm

Office of the Registrar

Tel: 701.777.2711
1.800.CALL.UND
Fax: 701.777.2696

Twamley Hall Room 201
264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382