Here is a guide of recommended courses to take in preparation for an optometry program. These are just common requirements/recommendations. Course requirements vary by program. It is your responsibility to check with each program that you plan to apply to in order to ensure you meet all course requirements. Also note this list does not incorporate prerequisite requirements. Make sure to check that you meet prerequisite requirements and consider this when course planning.

Recommended Courses

Biology with Lab — 1 year

Chemistry with Lab — 1 year

Organic Chemistry with Lab — 1 semester

Physics with Lab — 1 year

You can choose the set of courses with lab above or this set of courses with lab.

Mathematics — 1 semester

Biochemistry — 1 semester

Psychology — 1 semester

Microbiology — 1 semester

Statistics — 1 semester

Additional Recommended Courses

Anatomy and Physiology with lab  — 1 semester

English — 1 year

Organic Chemistry — 1 additional semester

Genetics — 1 semester

Developmental Biology — 1 semester

Public Speaking — 1 semester