Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Vision Science;
Pre-Optometry Pathway

Total Upper Division- 41 hours
Core Hours through Junior Year- 43 hours
Core Hours through Degree- 43 hours
Total Degree Credit- 122 hours

BS in Vision Science; Pre-Optometry Pathway (PDF)

Fall of Freshman Year
Course Hrs.
Chemical Principles I 3
Chemical Principles I Laboratory 1
English Composition I 3
Dimensions of Wellness 2
Statistics 3
MATH 1304, 1311 3
Total Hours 15
Spring of Freshman Year
Course Hrs.
Chemical Principles II 3
Chemical Principles II Laboratory 1
English Composition II 3
Unity of Life and Lab 4
Calculus I 3
Intro. to Vision Science and Optometry 1
Total Hours 15
Fall of Sophomore Year
Course Hrs.
Physics I 3
Physics I Lab 1
Philosophy 3
Organic Chemistry I 3
Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
Language I 3
Activity Course 1
Total Hours 15
Spring of Sophomore Year
Course Hrs.
Physics II 3
Physics II Lab 1
Language II 3
Organic Chemistry II 3
Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
Fine Arts Core 3
Psychology 3
Total Hours 17
Fall of Junior Year
Course Hrs.
Anatomy and Physiology 3
Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
Biochemistry 3
History 1311/1312/1321/1322 3
Religious Studies Core course 3
Applied Vision Science 2
Clinical Internship I 2
Total Hours 17
Spring of Junior Year
Course Hrs.
Public Speaking 3
World Literature 3
General Microbiology and Lab 4
Integrated Ocular Science 2
Rel. Studies or Philosophy (Adv) 3
Neuroscience of the Visual System 2
Total Hours 17
Fall of Senior Year
Course Hrs.
Overview of Immuno and Eye Disease 3
Visual Optics 3
Clinical Internship II 2
Introduction to Nutrition 3
Visual Pharmacological Science 2
Total Hours 13
Spring of Senior Year
Course Hrs.
Management Theory and Practice 3
Clinical Internship III 3
Public Health and Epidemiology 2
Ophthalmic Lenses and Optical Design 3
Ocular Disease 2
Total Hours 13
 

Bachelor of Science in Vision Science;
3+4 Program

Total Upper Division- 62.5 hours
Core Hours through Junior Year- 43 hours
Core Hours through Degree- 43 hours
Total Degree Credit- 140 hours

BS in Vision Science; 3+4 Program (PDF)

Fall of Freshman Year
Course Hrs.
Chemical Principles I 3
Chemical Principles I Laboratory 1
English Composition 3
Dimensions of Wellness 2
Statistics 3
Pre-Calculus 3
Total Hours 15
Spring of Freshman Year
Course Hrs.
Chemical Principles II 3
Chemical Principles II Laboratory 1
English Composition II 3
Unity of Life and Lab 4
Calculus I 3
Intro. to Vision Science and Optometry 1
Total Hours 15
Fall of Sophomore Year
Course Hrs.
Physics I 3
Physics I Lab 1
Organic Chemistry I 3
Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
Philosophy 3
Language I 3
Activity Course 1
Total Hours 15
Spring of Sophomore Year
Course Hrs.
Physics II 3
Physics II Lab 1
Language II 3
Organic Chemistry II 3
Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
Fine Arts Core 1
Psychology 3
Total Hours 17
Fall of Junior Year
Course Hrs.
Anatomy and Physiology 3
Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
Biochemistry 3
History 1311/1312/1321/1322 3
Religious Studies Core course 3
Applied Vision Science 2
Clinical Internship I 2
Total Hours 17
Spring of Junior Year
Course Hrs.
Public Speaking 3
World Literature 3
General Microbiology and Lab 4
Integrated Ocular Science 2
Rel. Studies or Philosophy (Adv) 3
Neuroscience of the Visual System 2
Total Hours 17
Fall of First Professional Year
Course Hrs.
Basic Optometry with Lab 4.5
Priciples of Optics with Lab 4.5
Gross Anatomy and Histology with Lab 5
Fundamentals of Vision Sci with Lab 4
Clinical Physiology 3
Orientation Opt. and Ethics 3
Total Hours 22
Spring of First Professional Year
Course Hrs.
Intermediate Optometry with Lab 4.5
Visual and Applied Optics with Lab 6
Clinical Ocular Anatomy with Lab 4
Clinical Immunity and Histopath 2
Neuroantatomy with Lab 3
Ocular Biochem and Mol. Gen. 1.5
Healthcare Systems and Comm. with Lab 1.5
Total Hours 22.5