|Course||# of Hours|
|Biological Sciences with Labs A,E||8 Hours|
|Fundamentals of Chemistry with Labs A,E||8 Hours|
|General Physics with Labs A,B,E||8 Hours|
|Calculus C,F||3 Hours|
|Advanced Biology D,E||8 Hours|
|Organic Chemistry with Lab F||4 Hours|
|Biochemistry E||3 Hours|
|Microbiology with Lab A,E||4 Hours|
|Statistics F||3 Hours|
|Psychology F||3 Hours|
*** A Bachelor's degree is required prior to matriculation for admission to the professional program at the University of Houston College of Optometry.
*** Letters of recommendation must be requested via and submitted directly to OptomCAS. UHCO requires three letters of recommendation, two of which must be academic letters of recommendation - that is, two letters should be from faculty who have directly taught the applicant. UHCO recommends that the third letter be from an optometrist with whom the applicant has trained/shadowed.
*** The University of Houston College of Optometry requires that newly admitted applicants complete and successfully pass a Criminal Background Check (CBC) prior to matriculation. Offers of admission are contingent upon this CBC completion and upon the Admissions Committee’s review of its findings.