|Undergraduate Courses Offered by the College of Optometry (OPTO)|
|University of Houston Courses which Fulfill Prerequisite Requirements|
1300: Introduction to Health Professions
Cr. 3. (3-0). Introduction to health care delivery systems in the U.S. with emphasis on the role of various professions (e.g., optometry, medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, podiatry, social work, clinical psychology, allied health professions). For students considering careers in the health professions.
3304: General Biochemistry I (formerly 4304)
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: CHEM 3221 and 3331. Nature of the chemical constituents of living organisms, including carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and enzymes.
1134: Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
Cr. 1. (0-3). Prerequisite: credit for or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 1334. May not apply toward a major in natural sciences and mathematics. Laboratory studies of the structure and functions of the human body.
1144: Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
Cr. 1. (0-3). Prerequisite: credit for or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 1344. May not apply toward a major in natural sciences and mathematics. Laboratory studies of the structure and functions of the human body.
1334;1344: Human Anatomy
Cr. 3 per semester. (3-0). May not apply toward a major in natural sciences and mathematics. Structure and function of the human body.
1431:1432: Introduction to
Cr. 4 per semester. (3-3). Prerequisite: MATH 1310 or equivalent. Credit may not be received for both BIOL 1431:1432 and 1310:1320. Designed for science majors and preprofessional students. Introduction to biological science, including biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, physiology, ecology, evolution, and behavior.
2133: Elementary Microbiology Laboratory
Cr. 1. (0-3). Prerequisite: credit for or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 2333.
2333: Elementary Microbiology
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: BIOL 1431 and 1432 and CHEM 1331 and 1332 or equivalents. May not apply toward degree until BIOL 2133 is successfully completed. Basic concepts in microbiology with focus on microbial diversity and pathogenesis. Includes survey of infectious diseases.
3124: Human Physiology Laboratory
Cr. 1. (0-3). Prerequisite: credit for or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 3324. Demonstrations and experiments in organismal bodily function.
3324: Human Physiology
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: eleven semester hours in biology, including BIOL 1431, and BIOL 1432 and CHEM 3331 or consent of instructor. Integrated treatment of bodily function from molecular to organismic levels.
of Chemistry Laboratory
Cr. 1 per semester. (0-3). Prerequisite: credit for or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1331- 1332. Credit may not be applied toward a degree for both CHEM 1111-1112 and 1101. Illustrates and reinforces principles and concepts by use of qualitative and quantitative experiments, emphasizing interpretation and reporting of data and facility in handling scientific instruments.
1331-1332: Fundamentals of
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MATH 1310 or equivalent and successful completion of either one year of high school chemistry or CHEM 1301. For science and engineering majors. May not be applied toward a degree until CHEM 1111-1112 are successfully completed. Credit may not be applied to a degree for both CHEM 1331-1332 and 1301. Modern concepts using mathematics for understanding principles, fundamental laws, atomic and molecular structure, states of matter, equilibrium, kinetics, and elementary inorganic, nuclear, and organic chemistry.
3221;3222: Fundamentals of
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Cr. 2 per semester. (0-6). Prerequisites: 1332, and credit for or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 3331;3332. Syntheses, reaction mechanisms, and qualitative organic analysis.
3331;3332: Fundamentals of
Cr. 3 per semester. (3-0). Prerequisite: CHEM 1112 and 1332. May not apply toward degree until CHEM 3221 and 3222 are successfully completed. Chemistry of the compounds of carbon with emphasis on energies and mechanism of reactions, synthesis, and the structure of organic molecules.
1330: Elementary Functions
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: credit for or placement out of MATH 1310. Students with prior credit in MATH 1432 may not receive credit for MATH 1330. Functions, graphs, trigonometry, and analytic geometry.
1431: Calculus I
Cr. 4. (4-0). Prerequisite: MATH 1330. Calculus of rational functions; limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, antiderivatives, the definite integral with applications, mean value theorem, fundamental theorem of calculus, numerical integration.
1101;1102: General Physics
Laboratory I, II
Cr. 1 per semester. (0-3). Prerequisite: credit for or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 1301;1302. Credit may not be applied toward degree for both PHYS 1101;1102 and 1112;2113. Selected experiments in elementary physics.
1301;1302: Introductory General
Cr. 3 per semester. (3-0). Prerequisite: MATH 1330 or equivalent. Primarily for majors other than physics, mathematics, and engineering. Credit may not be applied toward a degree for both PHYS 1301:1302 and 1321:1322. Elementary principles of mechanics, heat, electromagnetism, and modern physics.
1300: Introduction to Psychology
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in or completion of ENGL 1303 or equivalent. Principles and theories of psychology including methodology and brief analysis of major content areas ranging from development, perception, and learning to motivation/emotion, personality, and social processes.
2301: Introduction to Methods in Psychology
Cr. 3. (2-2). Prerequisites: PSYC 1300 and MATH 1310. Understanding the evaluation of research in psychology, including the conceptual basis of descriptive and inferential statistics and design techniques.
The following courses are relevant to preparation for the professional study of optometry. Courses from this list or similar courses offered elsewhere may be taken to fulfill the core distribution requirement.
| Human Development and
|ANTH 2301. Introduction to Physical Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 2302. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 3342. Food and Culture||3|
|ANTH 3360. Human Variation||3|
|ANTH 3361. Human Origins||3|
|ANTH 4331. Medical Anthropology||3|
|Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences|
|BCHS 4361. Clinical Biochemistry||3|
|BIOL 3407. Introductory Biometrics||4|
|BIOL 4315. Neuroscience||3|
|BIOL 4323. Immunology||3|
|BIOL 4374. Cell Biology||3|
|COSC 1410. Introduction to Computer Science||4|
|DISC 2373. Introduction to Computers and Management Information Systems||3|
|Human Development and Consumer Sciences|
|HDCS 4369. Entrepreneurship||3|
|MANA 3335. Introduction to Organizational Behavior and Management||3|
|MATH 1432. Calculus II||4|
|MATH 2433. Calculus III||4|
|NUTR 2332. Introduction to Human Nutrition||3|
|OPTO 1300. Introduction to Health Professions||3|
|PHIL 1301. Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|PHIL 1305. Introduction to Ethics||3|
|PHIL 1321. Logic I||3|
|PHIL 3350. Ethics||3|
|PHIL 3388. History of Twentieth Century Philosophy||3|
|PHYS 3312. Modern Optics||3|
|PSYC 2350. Child Development||3|
PSYC 2351. Psychology of Adolescence
|PSYC 3341. Physiological Psychology||3|
|PSYC 4343. Perception||3|
|PSYC 4363. Abnormal Child Psychology||3|
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