Biology programs


Northwestern’s pre-optometry program prepares the student for entrance into a college of optometry and an eventual career as an optometrist. Students may be accepted by a college of optometry after three years but the majority of those accepted have earned a B.A. degree. Specific courses recommended by most colleges of optometry are as follows:

Recommended courses
Biology elective: 4 credits
Courses in writing: 6 credits
Psychology electives: 8 credits
BIO 116 - General Biology: Ecology and Organismal Biology
BIO 203 - Microbiology
CHE 111 - General Chemistry
CHE 112 - General Chemistry
CHE 321 - Organic Chemistry
MAT 116QR - Statistics for the Natural and Social Sciences
PHY 111 - General Physics I
PHY 112 - General Physics II
Choose one course: 3-4 credits
MAT 111QR - Calculus for Management, Life and Social Sciences
MAT 112QR - Calculus I
Total credits recommended: 52-53