Pre-Optometry Curriculum

UNO administers an optometry contract program on behalf of the State of Nebraska. A limited number of seats are available at each of the following contract schools: University of Houston, Indiana University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Northeastern State University, Pacific University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, and Southern College of Optometry. Information on each school can be found at www.nebraska.edu/about/acad_opt.asp. Students must take six hours of both humanities and social sciences in addition to the below courses. Students must complete three to four years of college-level work before admission, with the third and fourth years fulfilling the requirements for an undergraduate major. Adviser: Dr. James Fawcett.

Degree Requirements

First Year - First Semester

ENGL 1150/ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1154/ENGL 1150English Composition I

3 credits

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 or 4 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

PHYS 1110General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PSYC 1010Introduction to Psychology I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18-19

MATH 1310 and the Chemistry Diagnostic Test are prerequisites for CHEM 1180-1184.

First Year - Second Semester

MATH 1320College Algebra

3 credits

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

PHYS 1120General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

ENGL 1160/ENGL 1164English Composition II

3 credits

ENGL 1164/ENGL 1160English Composition II

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Second Year - First Semester

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

CHEM 2250Organic Chemistry I

3 credits

MATH 1330Trigonometry

3 credits

HIST 1000World Civilizations I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Second Year - Second Semester

BIOL 1750Biology II

5 credits

CHEM 2260Organic Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 2274Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2 credits

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

Humanities or social science elective

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:18