Pre-Optometry

Prerequisites for specific courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog.

WHAT FOLLOWS IS A SAMPLE CURRICULUM FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS pursuing either an Associate in Arts Degree or Associate in Science Degree (guide sheets in Counseling Center). Program requirements vary from university to university. Consult a Counselor to choose your courses.

First YearCredits
FallSpring
CHM 1006 General Chemistry I5  
ENG 1001 English Composition I3  
MTH 2001 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I5  
SPH 1001 Fundamentals of Speech3  
CHM 1007 General Chemistry II  5
ENG 1002 English Composition II  3
Humanities/Fine Arts Group I, II, or III  3
Social Science  3
Year Total: 16 14
 
Second YearCredits
FallSpring
BIO 1001 General Biology I
or BIO 1003 Principles of Biology
or BIO 1007 Anatomy & Physiology I
4  
CHM 2002 Organic Chemistry5  
Health and Wellness1  
Humanities Group I3  
Social Science3  
BIO 1002 General Biology II
or BIO 1004 Biological Diversity
or BIO 1008 Anatomy & Physiology II
  4
MTH 1008 General Elementary Statistics  3
Elective Course  4
Fine Arts Group II  3
Health and Wellness  1
Social Science  3
Year Total: 16 18
 
Total Credit Hours:  64
MINIMUM IVCC GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: ADDITIONAL MAJOR/ELECTIVE COURSES TO CONSIDER:
  • Minimum 64 Semester Hours with 2.0 GPA
  • Gen Ed Requirements for AA or AS degree
  • "C" or better in ENG 1001, ENG 1002, and SPH 1001
  • Global Appreciation Requirement (2 courses)
  • Application for Graduation

For Science Gen Ed requirements 1 course must be completed in Life Science and 1 course in Physical Science.

Students wishing to transfer for Pre-Optometry can choose any major but need to complete the Pre-Optometry courses prescribed by each university. All State Universities offer a Pre-Optometry curriculum but only limited schools offer the Optometry degree.

There may be additional requirements for transfer admission not included in the sample curriculum above. Consult with a Counselor to develop your individual plan of study.  
3/18/16