Prerequisite Courses | Southern College of Optometry
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The prerequisite courses are: 

  • English — composition and/or literature (one year1)
  • General Psychology (one course)
  • Social Science2 (one year1)
  • Statistics (one course)
  • Calculus (one course)
  • General Biology with labs (one year1)
  • Microbiology with labs3 (one course)
  • General Physics with labs (one year1)
  • General Chemistry with labs (one year1)
  • Organic Chemistry with lab (one course)
  • Biochemistry4 (one course)

Notes:  

 

  1. One year is equal to two semesters or three quarters. 
  2. The Social Science requirement may be satisfied by completing courses in any of the following areas: Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, History, Economics, Anthropology, Geography, Religion or Philosophy. 
  3. Bacteriology with lab is the only course that can be used as a substitute for Microbiology. 
  4. Molecular Biology is the only course that can be used as a substitute for Biochemistry. Recommended Pre-Optometry Course Sequence.