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Sample Pathway for the 7-Year BS-OD Degree Program

Example of a Four-Year Curriculum for the Biology/Optometry 7YR Degree *

Use as a guide only. Talk with your advisor!

LL = Liberal Learning course

Semester 1 CU Semester 2 CU
Themes in Biology, BIO 185 1 Bio of the Eukaryotic Cell, BIO 211 1
General Chemistry I, CHE 201 1 General Chemistry II, CHE 202 1
Calculus A, MAT 127 1 Stat 215 or LL 1
FSP 1 LL 1
Orientation to Biology, BIO 99 0    
Semester 3   Semester 4  
Ecology and Field Biology, BIO 221

or Genetics, BIO 231

1 Ecology and Field Biology, BIO 221

or Genetics, BIO 231

1
Organic Chemistry I, CHE 331 1 Organic Chemistry II, CHE 332 1
Stat 215  or LL 1 Psychology 101 or LL 1
LL 1 LL 1
Semester 5   Semester 6  
Bio Option 1 Vertebrate Biology, BIO 332 1
Physics I 1 Physics II 1
Psychology 101 or LL 1 Biology Senior Seminar 1
LL or Elective 1 LL or Elective 1
Semester 7   Semester 8  
At the optometry school At the optometry school

 

*Many BS/OD students enter TCNJ with a number of AP credits, so they will likely be able to place out of some of these courses. In those cases, they will substitute the listed courses with elective courses.

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