Recommended UNC Charlotte Pre-Optometry Core Classes

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

BIOL 2120+2130+2140L


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.
Psychology PSYC 1101  
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.