Like any endeavor worth pursuing in life, it takes careful preparation to become an optometrist.
Students are at the heart of our mission.
Get involved in our thriving alumni community.
SCO is one of the nation's leading optometry schools.
Take time to recognize these significant achievements.
Enter a search request and press enter. Press Esc or the X to close.
English Composition or Literature
General Biology/Zoology with Labs3
Microbiology with Lab4, 6
General Physics with Labs
General Chemistry with Labs
Organic Chemistry with Lab
One year is equal to two semesters or three quarters.
The Social Science requirement may be satisfied by completing courses in any of the following areas: Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, History, Economics, Ethics, Anthropology, Geography, Religion or Philosophy.
Any human biology course with lab is acceptable, but General Biology I and II are prevalent on OAT.
Bacteriology with lab is the only course that can be used as a substitute for Microbiology.
Molecular Biology is the only course that can be used as a substitute for Biochemistry.
Must be at least sophomore level.
Recommended Pre-Optometry Course Sequence