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Undergraduate Catalog

Pre-Professional Programs

Advisors: Dr. Ryan Winburn, Dr. Mikhail Bobylev, and Dr. Heidi Super

Admission to a college of optometry requires a high school diploma and two to four years of study at an accredited college or university. Most students accepted to colleges of optometry have completed three years of college and a large percentage have bachelorís degrees. In high school the students should take at least one year of biology, chemistry, and physics, and should take as much mathematics as possible, including algebra, geometry , and trigonometry. The curriculum at the University will depend on the individual studentís interest and the college of optometry where the student plans to apply. Each student will take a minimum of one year of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and English. Students planning to seek tuition support from North Dakota for out of state schools should notify both the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education and their University advisor.

Non-degree advising: Pre-Optometry
CHEM 121/121L General Chemistry I (GE6)                       5 cr
CHEM 122/122L General Chemistry II (GE6)                      5 cr
BIOL 150 General Biology I: Introduction to Cellular Biology  4 cr
BIOL 142 General Microbiology                                 4 cr
ENGL 110 College Composition I (GE1)                          3 cr
ENGL 120 College Composition II (GE1)                         3 cr
MATH 103 College Algebra (GE5)                                4 cr
MATH 107 Pre-Calculus                                         4 cr
                                                             32 cr

BIOL 220 Anatomy and Physiology I                             4 cr
BIOL 221 Anatomy and Physiology II                            4 cr
CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry I                                  5 cr
CHEM 342 Organic Chemistry II                                 5 cr
PHYS 203 Introduction to Physics I                            4 cr
PHYS 204 Introduction to Physics II                           4 cr
MATH 165 Calculus I                                           4 cr
COMM 100 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (GE1)                3 cr
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology (GE7)                      3 cr
                                                             36 cr

This is a non-degree program. General Education categories are shown for appropriate courses for information only. There is no requirement that these students complete the MSU General Education requirements, nor is there any requirement that they earn 120 cr.