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Pre-Optometry

Associate of Science Degree

TG-XR 80709

Advisor:
Joel Shelton

Requirements for admission to the schools and colleges of optometry vary. However, all require at least two years of pre-optometry study. Since each school has its own unique program, you should obtain the catalog of the institution you plan to transfer to and select elective EAC courses that meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

 

Curriculum Requirements

BIO 201

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

BIO 202

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4 credits

CHM 230

Fundamental Organic Chemistry

4 credits

PHY 111

General Physics I

4 credits

PHY 112

General Physics II

4 credits

 

Total Curriculum Requirements

20 credits

 

General Education Requirements

AGEC-S

To complete your General Education requirements, one of the courses taken to fulfill degree requirements must be designated as an Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry course and another must be designated as a Global/International/Historical Awareness course.

English

ENG 101 Written Communications I

3 credits

 

ENG 102 Written Communications II

3 credits

Mathematics

MAT 220 Calculus I

4 credits

Lab Science

CHM 151 General Chemistry I

4 credits

 

CHM 152 General Chemistry II

4 credits

Humanities

Select from Humanities list. Choose courses from more than one department and one course must be in the Arts.

9 credits

Social Science

Select from Social Science list.

9 credits

 

Total General Education Requirements

35 credits

 

Courses listed in Curriculum Requirements that qualify for General Education credit (see the General Education section of the catalog) may fulfill both General Education and Curriculum Requirements unless General Education Requirements are specified in the major.

 

Elective Requirements

To obtain this degree you must take a minimum of eight credits of elective courses numbered 100 or above to obtain the 64 credits required. You should obtain a catalog from the institution you will transfer to and select courses required by the optometry curriculum at that institution.

 

Total Elective Requirements

8 credits

 

Total Minimum Degree Requirements

64 credits

 

In addition to completing the required courses listed above with a grade of "C" or better, you must meet the following general graduation requirements to obtain this degree:

  • Complete at least 16 degree credits at Eastern Arizona College.
  • Attain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
  • Demonstrate a reading competency at the twelfth grade level or above by one of the following methods:
    1. EAC COMPASS reading assessment test score of 76 or higher*
    2. EAC ASSET reading assessment test score of 40 or higher*
    3. ACT Assessment Reading score of 18 or higher*
    4. SAT verbal score of 530 or higher*
    5. Completion of ENG 113, College Reading, with a grade of "C" or better
    6. Grade equivalency score of 12 or higher as demonstrated by the Nelson Denny, TABE, or ABLE tests*

*Your EAC COMPASS reading assessment test score is available on Student Information System terminals or from your advisor. If you took the ASSET test or submitted an ACT, SAT, Nelson Denny, TABE, or ABLE score, a derived EAC Compass score has been placed in your record and is available on Student Information System terminals or from your advisor.

  • File a Graduation Petition at least 60 calendar days prior to the end of the semester in which graduation is anticipated and pay the Graduation Fee of $25.
  • Remove any indebtedness to the College.
  • Complete the Sophomore Qualifying Examination that is administered each semester to students who have petitioned to graduate. The Sophomore Qualifying Examination is used as a measure of EAC's institutional effectiveness, and your score has no effect on your graduation status.