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  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook

Pre-Optometry


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Designed to prepare students for their first two years of a three-year pre-optometric program. At least one additional year of course work at a senior institution will be required before admission to an optometry school.

This program is designed for the student who does intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Science

Emphasis: Pre-Optometry

Recommended Full-Time Schedule


The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, completion of computer competency and your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2See senior institution for history requirements.

3Students with ACT Math of 26 or higher can take MATH 2910 without a prerequisite. Students with ACT Math of 25 or lower will need to take MATH 1710 and/or MATH 1720. Math Division will place after testing.

 

Notes:

• Walters State students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework. Students must take INFS 1010, BUSN 1360 or AGRM 2630/2631 or successfully complete a Computer Competency Exam. The Computer Competency Exam does not provide course credit. Consult your advisor. See www.ws.edu/academics/technical-ed/computer-competency/ for additional information.

•Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

•Completion of the courses below satisfies requirements for A.S. degree. PHYS 2010/2011 and 2020/2021 will be required prior to entry into most optometry schools and these can be take at Walters State.

 

First Year


Fall Term (14 semester credit hours)


Second Year


Fall Term (17 semester credit hours)


Spring Term (16 semester credit hours)


Program Degree Requirements - A.S. Pre-Optometry


General Education Requirements (42 hours)


Humanities and/or Fine Arts (9 hours)


Approved Humanities General Education electives1 6 credits
Approved Literature elective1 3 credits

History (6 hours)


2 See note above.

Approved History electives1 6 credits

Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 hours)


Mathematics (4 hours)


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