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Pre-Optometry Career Track Pre-Requisite Coursework

While pursuing a bachelor's degree at Tennessee Tech, students can follow the suggested career track coursework and engage in related co-curricular activities to prepare for the graduate professional school of their choice.

Freshman Year

First Semester
BIOL 1113 - General Biology I Cr: 4
CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I Cr: 4
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I Cr: 3
MATH 1730 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics Cr: 5
UNPP 1020 - University Pre-Professional, First-Year Interactions and Advisement Cr: 1
Total: 17
 
Second Semester
BIOL 1123 - General Biology II Cr: 4
CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry II Cr: 4
ENGL 1020 - English Composition II Cr: 3
MATH 1910 - Calculus I Cr: 4
Total: 15

Sophomore Year

First Semester
CHEM 3010 - Organic Chemistry I Cr: 4
Electives (Humanities - 3 hours) Cr: 3
ENGL 2130 - Topics in American Lit Cr: 3 or
ENGL 2235 - Topics in British Lit Cr: 3 or
ENGL 2330 - Topics in World Lit Cr: 3
PHYS 2010 - Algebra-Based Physics Cr: 3
MATH 1530 - Introductory Statistics Cr: 3 or
MATH 3070 - Statistical Methods I Cr: 3
Total: 17
 
Second Semester
CHEM 3020 - Organic Chemistry II Cr: 4
Electives Cr: 9
PHYS 2020 - Algebra-Based Physics II Cr: 4
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Cr: 3
Total: 17

Junior Year

First Semester
CHEM 4610 (5610) - General Biochemistry I Cr: 3
General Education Core or Major Cr: 9
PSY 1030 - Introduction to Psychology Cr: 3
Total: 15
 
Second Semester
BIOL 3230 - Health Science Microbiology Cr: 4
Social Science Cr: 6
General Education Core or Major Cr: 3
Total: 13

Senior Year

Complete General Education Core Classes.
Complete Bachelor's Degree Requirements for selected major program of study (i.e. Biology, Chemistry, etc.).
A minimum of 120 credits is required for Graduation.
 
Note: BIOL 2010 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I, BIOL 2020 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II, and BIOL 3140 3140 - Cellular Biology are highly recommended at some optometry schools.
 
 
 
 

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