Saint Louis University

Pre-optometry Curriculum

FRESHMAN

Semester I
Principles of Biology I (4 credits)
General Chemistry I (4 credits)
CORE Freshman Composition (3 credits)
Precalculus (3 credits)
Total = 14 credits

Semester II
Principles of Biology II (4 credits)
General Chemistry II (4 credits)
Calculus (4 credits)
CORE History of the Modern World to 1500 (3 credits)
CORE Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)
Total = 18 credits

SOPHOMORE

Semester I
Organic Chemistry I (lecture) (3 credits)
Organic Chemistry I (lab) (1 credit)
Course in Major (3-4 credits)
CORE English Literature (3 credits)
CORE Theological Foundations (3 credits)
Cellular Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I (3 credits)
Total = 16-17 credits

Semester II
Organic Chemistry II (lecture) (3 credits)
Organic Chemistry II (lab) (1 credit)
Course in Major (3-4 credits)
Cellular Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II (3 credits)
CORE Philosophy (Ethics) (3 credits)
CORE Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
Total = 16-17 credits

JUNIOR

Semester I
Physics I (lecture) (3 credits)
Physics I (lab) (1 credit)
Genetics (3 credits)
Course in Major (3-5 credits)
CORE Foreign Language (3 credits)
CORE Social/Behavior Science (3 credits)
Total = 16-18 credits

Semester II
Physics II (lecture) (3 credits)
Physics II (lab) (1 credit)
Microbiology (3 credits)
CORE Philosophy 300/400 (3 credits)
Course in Major (3-4 credits)
CORE Foreign Language (3 credits)
Total = 16-17 credits

SENIOR

Semester I
Course in Major (3 credits)
CORE History World from 1500 (3 credits)
CORE Theology 200 level (3 credits)
CORE Foreign Language (3 credits)
CORE English Literature (3 credits)
Elective (3 credits)
Total = 18 credits

Semester II
Course in Major (3-5 credits)
Senior Residency (0 credits)
CORE Theology 300 level (3 credits)
CORE Fine and Performing Arts (3 credits)
CORE Social/Behavioral Science (3 credits)
Additional Social/Behavioral Elective (3 credits)
Total = 15-17 credits

*Be certain to check the prerequisites of the schools to which you wish to apply; you may view them at OptomCAS.  Additional courses may be added to the above sample curriculum.

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