Schools & Divisions

Optometry

Indiana University offers a seven-year program leading to a degree in optometry (three years preoptometry, four years in the School of Optometry). IU Northwest offers courses required for entry in a doctor of optometry program.  Upon completion of their bachelor's degree, stuents must apply to an optometry program for admission. 

The following classes are recommended to fulfill prerequisite requirements for most optometry schools:

  • BIOL-L 101 (4 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 102 (4 cr.)
  • Biol-M 310 with lab (4 cr.)
  • plus one additional advanced Biology course (3 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 105 & C125 (5 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 106 & C 126 (5 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 341 & C-343 (5 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 483 (3 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 261 (4 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 262 (4 cr.)
  • MATH-M 215 (5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 201 (5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 202 (5 cr.)
  • PSY-P 101 (3 cr.)
  • PSY-K 300 (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 131 (3 cr.)
  • one additional intensive writing course (3 cr.)
  • Arts and humanities (6 cr.)
  • Social and behavioral sciences (6 cr.)
  • Proficiency equivalent of foreign language (6 cr.)

For applications and additional information contact the health professions advisor at (219) 980-7106.

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