The courses required for admission to optometry school are listed below, along with their Binghamton University equivalents. With the exception of the English, Psychology, and Mathematics, the remaining coursework is covered on the OAT. Therefore, you need to complete the Biology, both Chemistries, and Physics prior to taking the OAT. There are several ways in which you can create a course schedule in order to complete the course requirements in a timely manner. These, as well as other information, are discussed in the Pre-Health Freshman-Sophomore Handbook (pdf, 277kb).
|Subject||Course Rubric and Number|
|Biology (1 year)||BIOL 117 & BIOL 118|
|Inorganic Chemistry (1 year)||CHEM 107 & 108 OR
CHEM 111 and CHEM 341
You MUST choose one sequence. You may NOT switch between sequences. Also, CHEM 107 MUST be taken in the fall semester and CHEM 108 in the spring semester.
|Organic Chemistry (1 year)||CHEM 231, CHEM 332 & CHEM 335 (lab)|
|Physics (1 year)||PHYS 121 & PHYS 122 (or PHYS 131 & PHYS 132|
|Microbiology (1 semester)||BIOL 314 & 326 (lab)|
|Mathematics (1 semester)||MATH 221 Occasionally, medical schools will require a second semester of mathematics. Students may use calculus 2 (MATH 222) or statistics (MATH 147, MATH 148 or PSYC 243). Since math requirements may vary by school, students should verify admission requirements before applying.|
|Psychology (1 semester)||PSYC 111|
|Statistics (1 semester)||MATH 147 or MATH 148 or PSYC 243|
|English (1 year)||Any course in English (ENG), Rhetoric (RHET), Writing (WRIT), Creative Writing (CW) or Comparative Literature (COLI) departments.|