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Option Pre-Optometry Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
BioHealth Sciences - College of Science



The BioHealth Sciences major combined with the Pre-Optometry option is designed to meet most or all of the requirements for admission to optometry programs across the U.S. Satisfactory completion of the pre-optometry option facilitates, but does not guarantee, admission to an optometry program; applicants are selected on a competitive basis. Students are urged to carefully check admission requirements at their schools of interest and work closely with admission representatives in order to make sure they are meeting all current requirements.

Students may not combine the Pre-Optometry option with any other option offered with the BioHealth Sciences major (Pre-Medicine/Pre-Podiatry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant).




Pre-Optometry Option Courses

Courses may be used to meet requirements for the BHS core and/or bacc core. For the Pre-Optometry option, MTH 251 and MTH 252 meet the BHS core requirement of two MTH courses at MTH 111 or higher. ST 201 meets the BHS core requirement for a statistics course.

BI 331, BI 332, BI 333. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3,3,3)
BI 341, BI 342, BI 343. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2,2,2)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
MTH 252. *Integral Calculus (4)
PH 332. *Light, Vision, and Color (3)
  or BB 360. Introduction to Neuroscience (3)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
ST 202. Principles of Statistics (4)

Total=34 credits 


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

 

Sample Four-year Plan: BioHealth Sciences Major, Pre-Optometry Option


Year 1


Fall Term (15)

BHS 110. Biohealth Sciences Orientation (1)
CH 231. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 261. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231 (1)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
HHS 241. *Lifetime Fitness (1)
  or PAC
Elective credits (2)

Winter Term (15)

CH 232. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 262. *Laboratory for Chemistry 232 (1)
MTH 252. *Integral Calculus (4)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Elective credits (3)

Spring Term (15)

CH 233. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 233 (1)
PHAR 210. Terminology of the Health Sciences (2)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
Speech (3)
Elective credits (1)

Year 2


Fall Term (15)

BI 211. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 331. Organic Chemistry (4)
PSY 201. *General Psychology (3)
ST 202. Principles of Statistics (4)

Winter Term (15)

BI 212. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4)
H 225. *Social and Individual Health Determinants (4)
PSY 202. *General Psychology (3)

Spring Term (15–16)

BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4)
H 210. *Introduction to the Health Care System (3)
Writing II (3)
Electives (1–2)


Year 3


Fall Term (15)

BB 450. General Biochemistry (4)
PH 201. *General Physics (5)
Elective credits (2–3)

Select one WIC course from below (3–4):
BHS 323. ^Microbial Influences on Human Health (3)
HSTS 417. ^*History of Medicine (4)
MB 385. ^Emerging Infectious Diseases and Epidemics (3)

Winter Term (15–16)

BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
BB 451. General Biochemistry (3)
PH 202. *General Physics (5)
Cultural Diversity (3–4)

Spring Term (14–15)

MB 302. General Microbiology (3)
MB 303. General Microbiology Laboratory (2)
PH 203. *General Physics (5)
Western Culture (3–4)
Elective credits (0–2)

Year 4


Fall Term (14–16)

BI 331. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BI 341. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2)
PH 332. *Light, Vision, and Color (3)
  or BB 360. Introduction to Neuroscience (3)

Select two Cultural Competency courses from below (6–8):
ANTH 240. Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
ANTH 345. *Biological and Cultural Constructions of Race (3)
ANTH/FCSJ 361. *Food Justice (4)
ECON 383. *The Economics of Discrimination (4)
ES 351. *Ethnic Minorities in Oregon (4)
ES 353. *Environmental Racism (4)
HDFS 201. *Contemporary Families in the U.S. (3)
MB 330. *Disease and Society (3)
PHL 280. *Ethics of Diversity (4)
PSY 426. *Psychology of Gender (4)
PSY/WGSS 466. *Fat Studies (4)
QS/WGSS 262. *Introduction to Queer Studies (3)
SOC 426. *Social Inequality (4)
SPAN 221. Spanish for Medical Professions I (4)
SPAN 222. Spanish for Medical Professions II (4)
WGSS 414. *Systems of Oppression in Women's Lives (4)

Winter Term (14–16)

BI 332. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BI 342. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2)
MB 310. Bacterial Molecular Genetics (3)
   or BI 311. Genetics (4)
Synthesis: Science, Technology, and Society (3–4)
Elective credits (3–4)

Spring Term (14–16)

BHS 329. Mechanisms of Disease: Introduction to General Pathology (3)
BI 333. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BI 343. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2)
Synthesis: Contemporary Global Issues (3–4)
Literature and the Arts (3–4)

Total=180


Option Code: 603




 
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