Michigan Optometry School

Course Requirements for Michigan Optometry School

The following courses are required by the Michigan College of Optometry before matriculation or are highly recommended to take prior to applying to optometry school. This document is a GUIDE only. Students must consult with their preprofessional advisor AND the appropriate optometry schools on a regular basis for revisions to prerequisites and to ensure completion of all application requirements.

Contact individual schools if you have Advanced Placement (AP) credit for prerequisite requirements. Each professional school has their own policy on whether or not to accept courses from Advanced Placement and Community Colleges. Students must individually contact the schools to determine the requirements.


Requirements

Michigan College of Optometry (Ferris State University)

Prerequisites

Biochemistry

BMB 401 or (BMB 461 & 462)

Biology

BS 161 & 171 & 162 & 172

Chemistry

CEM 141 & 161 & 142 & 162

Organic Chemistry

CEM 251 & 252 & CEM 255

General Psychology

PSY 101

Microbiology

(MMG 201 or MMG 301) & MMG 302

Math

MTH 132 or (MTH 124 & 126)

Physics

(PHY 231 & 232 & 251 & 252) or (PHY 241 & 242 & 251 & 252)

Statistics

STT 200 or 201 or 231 or 421

Required if not completing a bachelor’s degree:

English Comp. (WRA +Tier II writing course) Humanities (Cultural Enrichment) Behavioural Science (Social Awareness)

Highly Recommended Courses

Physiology: PSL 250 or PSL 310 or (PSL 431 & 432)

Genetics: IBIO 341 or MMG 431

Cell Biology: IBIO 425

Anatomy: IBIO 320 or IBIO 328 or ANTR 350

Accounting: ACC 201

Speech: COM 225

Competitive GPA: 3.50 Cumulative

Competitive OAT: 317 Academic Average 311 Total Science

Website: Michigan College of Optometry Admissions