Pre-Optometry with B.S. in Biology (Professional Health Sciences Emphasis)

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredits
BIOL 120 Orientation to the Biology Major 1
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
Essential Studies course or course from Group 1* 3
 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
Essential Studies course or course from Group 1* 3-4
 Credits14-15
Sophomore Year
Fall
CHEM 341
341L
Organic Chemistry I **
or Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel and Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel Laboratory
4-5
BIOL 315 Genetics 3
Essential Studies courses or courses from Group 1 or 2* 7-8
 Credits14-16
Spring
CHEM 342
342L
Organic Chemistry II **
or Survey of Organic Chemistry and Survey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4-5
BIOL 341
341L
Cell Biology
and Cell Biol Lab
4
BIOL 312 Evolution 3
Essential Studies courses or courses from Group 1 or 2* 5-6
 Credits16-18
Junior Year
Fall
PHYS 211 College Physics I 4
BIOL 442
442L
Physiology of Organs and Systems
and Physiology of Organs and Systems Laboratory
4
Essential Studies courses or courses from Group 1, 2 or 3* 7-8
 Credits15-16
Spring
PHYS 212 College Physics II 4
BMB 301 Biochemistry 3
Essential Studies courses or courses from Group 1, 2, or 3* 8
 Credits15
Senior Year
Fall
BIOL 480 Senior Capstone Seminar 3
ANAT 204
204L
Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel
and Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel Laboratory If not taken in sophomore fall
5
or Biol requirement from Group 3 or 4* 3-4
Bio elective or requirement from Group 3 or 4* 3-4
Essential Studies course or elective 3-4
 Credits17-20
Spring
MBIO 302
302L
General Microbiology Lecture
and General Microbiology Laboratory
4
Biol elective or requirement from Group 3 or 4* 3-4
Essential Studies courses or electives 8
 Credits15-16
 Total Credits121-131

*Courses for Groups 1, 2, 3, and 4:

Group 1 courses are required: Eng 110 and 130, Psych 111, Soc 110, Comm 110, Badm 101 or Econ 201 or Econ 202, and a Stats class (Psych 241, Soc 326 or other course as approved)

Group 2 Fall or spring courses are sensible electives: Med 205, Comm 212, Nutr 240

Group 3 and 4 curses are options for Biology major requirements/electives or other general electives for optometry school:
Group 3 Fall courses: Chem 333+L, business/management/finance course
Group 3 Spring courses: business/management/finance course
Group 4 Fall courses: Biol 420, Mbio 328
Group 4 Spring courses: Biol 312+R, Biol 369+L

**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 and for help with choosing requirements and electives for this program!

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