The following classes are recommended for completion of the basic pre-optometry core at UNC Charlotte. The classes are recommended to cover the minimum basic requirements at the majority of optometry schools and/or prepare you for the OAT exam.
General Biology with lab
|Microbiology with lab||BIOL 4250||Some schools will accept BIOL 2259.|
|General Chemistry with labs||CHEM 1251+1252|
|Organic Chemistry with lab||CHEM 2131|
|Biochemistry||CHEM 3165 or CHEM 4165|
|Physics with labs||
PHYS 1101+1102 or PHYS 2101+2102
|Human Anatomy & Physiology with labs||
BIOL 2273 +2274
|Calculus||MATH 1241||Some schools will accept MATH 1120, Business Calculus.|
|Statistics||STAT 1220, 1221, or 1222|
|English||UWRT 1103 or 1104||Optometry schools require 6 hrs of English. Some schools will not accept 1103 or 1104 alone to meet the 6 hours. Contact individual optometry schools for their current policy on the English prerequisite, or contact Pre-Health Advising.|
|Social/Behavioral Science||Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science||Need 6 hours total.|
Each optometry school establishes their specific prerequisites; always double-check the websites of the schools that you want to attend.