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Optometry (AS)

Associate in Science (AS)

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 Bob Benson
 Bob Benson 
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    Degree Requirements

    16 credits completed in residence
    2.00 (C) grade point average
    62 total credits
    ASC 100-Freshman Seminar

    Associate in Science (AS)
    General Education Requirements

    This curriculum meets the requirements for students applying for admission to schools of optometry. Optometrists frequently work in clinics or private practice.

    The curriculum outlined below is based on most common baccalaureate program requirements.  Students may earn an Associate's degree in Liberal Arts at WSC, but must transfer to a baccalaureate campus to complete a  degree in Optometry.

    Suggested Courses                                                                          Credits

    BIOL 150*
    BIOL 151*
    BIOL 215
    BIOL 220*
    BIOL 221*
    CHEM 121*
    CHEM 122*
    CHEM 241*
    CHEM 242*
    CHEM 260*
    MATH 103*
    MATH 105
    MATH 165*
    MATH 166*
    MICR 202
    MICR 202L
    PHYS 211*
    PHYS 212*
    - OR -
    PHYS 251
    PHYS 252
    PSYC 111

    General Biology I L/L
    General Biology II L/L
    Genetics L/L
    Anatomy & Physi0logy I L/L
    Anatomy & Physiology II L/L
    General Chemistry I L/L
    General Chemistry II L/L
    Organic Chemistry I L/L
    Organic Chemistry II L/L
    Elements of Biochemistry L/L
    College Algebra
    Trigonometry
    Calculus I
    Calculus II
    Microbiology
    Microbiology Lab
    College Physics I L/L
    College Physics II L/L

    University Physics I L/L
    University Physics II L/L
    Introduction to Psychology

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    5
    5
    5
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    4
    3
    2
    4
    4
    3
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    5
    3

    * Required for admission to most programs.

    Note: Students should note transfer application deadlines.

    The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. For specific baccalaureate degree requirements, students should consult the catalog of the campus to which they intend to transfer.