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Optometry (pre-)

Pre-Optometry at The University of Iowa does not lead to an undergraduate degree; it is not a major.  Students declaring pre-Optometry are indicating that they plan to take the prerequisites to enter an Optometry college after their undergraduate work.  Pre-Optometry students are free to choose any college major, although many choose a science major.  Look at the math requirements for the major you think you might want.

Most optometry colleges expect preparation that includes a year of college physics.  Here’s what you need to do to be ready for your physics courses: 

Master the work in first year algebra (22M:1)
Master the work in second year algebra (22M:8)
Master the work in trigonometry  (22M:5)

The course number that is listed links to a description of an equivalent course at the UI with a sample final exam.  Check out the exam to see the types of skills you are expected to have.

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