18 | Optometry ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS The College of Optometry selects students based on the candidate’s • application content • preprofessional academic performance • scores from the Optometry Admissions Test (OAT) • letters of evaluation • personal interview Prior to matriculation, applicants must have completed a minimum of 90 semester hours (30 of which must be taken at a four-year institution) of specified coursework at a regionally accredited college or university. Only exceptional candidates for admission will be considered without a Bachelor of Science degree. Applicants should have a minimum 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The college requires students to earn a grade of 2.0 or better in each of the following required courses. For subsequent entering classes, please contact the Office of Admissions for any changes. REQUIRED COURSES Semester Hours Quarter Hours Mathematics • Calculus 3 4 Science • Physics, including laboratory 8 12 • Biology, including laboratory 8 12 • Chemistry, including laboratory 8 12 • Organic chemistry, including laboratory 4 6 • Microbiology 3 4 • Biochemistry 3 4 • Anatomy and physiology* 3 4 Psychology 3 4 Statistics 3 4 English (composition, literature, etc.) 6 9 * I f the combined course is not taken, separate courses in anatomy and physiology must be taken.