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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



To prepare for a career as an optometrist, students need three or four years of undergraduate work in science, followed by four years at an accredited college of optometry. Completion of the professional program leads to the degree of Doctor of Optometry. The curriculum described below satisfies the entrance requirements to most optometry schools in the United States. Applicants to optometry schools are accepted on a competitive basis. Students are encouraged to carefully check the prerequisites at the optometry schools of their interest and to work closely with admissions officers to ensure that all requirements have been fulfilled.



First Year (45)

CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4)
   and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
HHS 241. *Lifetime Fitness (1) or any PAC course (1–2)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
PSY 201, PSY 202. *General Psychology (3,3)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Speech (3)
Baccalaureate Core courses and Electives (7)

Sophomore Year (45)

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4)
ST 201, ST 202. Principles of Statistics (4,4)
Writing II (3)
Baccalaureate Core courses (10)

Junior Year (45)

BI 331, BI 332, BI 333. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3,3,3)
   and BI 341, BI 342, BI 343. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (2,2,2)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
   or PH 211, PH 212, PH 213. *General Physics with Calculus (4,4,4)
WR 327. *Technical Writing (3) (recommended)
Contemporary Global Issues (3)
Science Technology and Society (3)
Electives (6) (PHL 444 recommended)

Senior Year (45)

BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
BB 450, BB 451. General Biochemistry (4,3)
BI 311. Genetics (4)
MB 302. General Microbiology (3)
MB 303. General Microbiology Laboratory (2)
Electives (21) (PH 332 recommended)

Select one WIC course from the following (3–4):
BHS 323. ^Microbial Influences on Human Health (3)
BI/MB 385. ^Emerging Infectious Diseases and Epidemics (3) [BI 385 terminated fall 2017]
HSTS 417. ^*History of Medicine (4)

Recommended electives:

BB 331. *Introduction to Molecular Biology (3)
BI 370. Ecology (3)
CH 324. Quantitative Analysis (4)
CH 440, CH 441, CH 442. Physical Chemistry (3,3,3)
HSTS 411, HSTS 412, HSTS 413. *History of Science (4,4,4)
MB 416. Immunology (3)
MB 417. Immunology Laboratory (2)
MB 430. Bacterial Pathogenesis (3)
MB 434. Virology (3)
MB 435. Pathogenic Microbes Laboratory (2)
MTH 254. Vector Calculus I (4)
MTH 256. Applied Differential Equations (4)
PH 332. *Light, Vision, and Color (3)
PSY 330. Brain and Behavior (4)
PSY 432. Physiological Psychology (4)
PSY 442. Perception (4)
Z 425. Embryology and Development (5)
Z 431. Vertebrate Physiology I (3)
Z 432. Vertebrate Physiology II (4)

Footnotes:

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

Sample Four–Year Plan: BioHealth Sciences Major, Pre–Optometry Option


Year 1


Fall Term (15)

CH 231. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 261. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231 (1)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
HHS 241. *Lifetime Fitness (1) or PAC (1–2)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
Elective credits (3)

Winter Term (15)

CH 232. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 262. *Laboratory for Chemistry 232 (1)
MTH 251. *Differential 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)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics I (4)
Speech (3)
Elective credits (3)

Year 2


Fall Term (15)

BI 211. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 331. Organic Chemistry (4)
ST 202. Principles of Statistics II (4)
Western Culture (3–4)
Elective credit (3–4)

Winter Term (15)

BI 212. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4)
Writing II (3)
Elective credit (4)

Spring Term (15)

BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Lab (4)
Literature and the Arts (3–4)
Elective credit (3–4)

Year 3


Fall Term (15–16)

BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
PH 201. *General Physics (5)
PSY 201. *General Psychology (3)
Cultural Diversity (3–4)

Winter Term (15)

BB 311. Genetics (4)
PH 202. *General Physics (5)
PSY 202. *General Psychology (3)
Elective credit (3)

Spring Term (14–15)

MB 302. General Microbiology (3)
MB 303. General Microbiology Laboratory (2)
PH 203. *General Physics (5)
Elective credit (1–2)

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

Year 4


Fall Term (14–16)

BB 450. General Biochemistry (4)
BI 331. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BI 341. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2)
Synthesis: Contemporary Global Issues (3–4)
Elective credit (2–3)

Winter Term (14–16)

BB 451. General Biochemistry (3)
BI 332. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BI 342. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2)
Synthesis: Science, Technology, and Society (3–4)
Elective credit (3–4)

Spring Term (14–16)

BI 333. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BI 343. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2)
Elective credit (2–4)

Select two Cultural Competency courses from below (6–8):
(one course may also count for a bacc core requirement)
ANTH 240. Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
ANTH 345. *Biological and Cultural Constructions of Race (3)
ECON 383. *The Economics of Discrimination (4)
ES 351. *Ethnic Minorities in Oregon (4)
ES 353. *Environmental Racism (4)
FCSJ/ANTH 361. *Food Justice (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 466. *Fat Studies (4)
SOC 426. *Social Inequality (4)
SPAN 221. Spanish for Medical Professions I (4)
SPAN 222. Spanish for Medical Professions II (4)
WGSS/QS 262. *Introduction to Queer Studies (3)
WGSS 414. *Systems of Oppression in Women's Lives (4)

Total=180
 


Option Code: 603




 
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