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(All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.)

A student is eligible for admission to the Indiana University School of Optometry upon receipt of a bachelor’s degree. A student who plans to apply to optometry school may earn his or her bachelor’s degree in any major, but must complete the following courses prior to admission:

Biology (31 cr.)

  • BIOL-L 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences 1 (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 102 Introduction to Biological Sciences     2 (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 211 Molecular Biology
  • BIOL-L 312 Cell Biology
  • MICR-M 310 Microbiology
  • MICR-M 315 Microbiology Laboratory (2 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 261 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 262 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (5 cr.)

Chemistry (21 cr.)

  • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry Lectures 1
  • CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry Lectures 2
  • CHEM-C 343 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 484 Biomolecules and Catabolism
  • CHEM-C 486 Biological Chemistry Laboratory (2 cr.)

English (6 cr.)

  • ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I
  • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills

Mathematics (5 cr.)

  • MATH-M 215 Calculus I (5 cr.)

Physics (10 cr.)

Select one of the following sequences:

Sequence 1

  • PHYS-P 201 General Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 202 General Physics 2 (5 cr.)

Sequence 2

  • PHYS-P 221 Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 222 Physics 2 (5 cr.)

Psychology (3 cr.)

  • PSY-P 103 General Psychology

Statistics (3 cr.)

  • One course in statistics

Arts and Humanities (6 cr.)

  • At least two courses

World Languages (6 cr.)

  • Two semesters, by completion of appropriate courses or by placement examination

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 cr.)

  • At least two courses; an upper-level psychology course is recommended

All required preoptometry courses must have letter grades; no courses taken on a Pass/Fail basis are accepted. Students interested in preoptometry coursework at IU South Bend should contact the advisor Ann Grens, biological sciences, soon after admission to IU South Bend to discuss an appropriate degree program. Send e-mail to or call (574) 520-4426.

The Indiana University School of Optometry sets admission and degree requirements. Students seeking admission should contact:

Office of Student Affairs | School of Optometry | Indiana University | 800 E. Atwater Avenue | Bloomington, Indiana 47405-3680

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