NMC transfer guide

To: Ferris State University - Main Campus

Program: Optometry

Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education to offer the Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) program. Optometrists (O. D.) are regulated by state law and specialize in the examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and disorders of the visual system. Admission into the Michigan College of Optometry is competitive. The Michigan College of Optometry will prefer the applicant who has achieved a bachelor of science degree. Students may apply after three years of college when they have achieved a minimum of 90 credits as indicated below. The information outlined below is admission requirements for the Pre-Optometry, Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology. Students looking to apply directly to the Michigan College of Optometry should review the Admission Requirements here.

ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR the pre-OPTOMETRY, bachelor of science in applied biology

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 (although recommend higher due to the competitive admission of the Optometry program)
  • Completed 12 or more transferable credits at the time of graduation, including ENG 111 and MTH 111. Transfer students with less than 12 transferable credits must meet the current freshman admission criteria.
  • It is essential to make contact with the Optometry program as early as possible for changes in dates of admission and additional requirements: 231-591-3703 http://www.ferris.edu/colleges/michopt/index.cfm

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Ferris State University requires additional course work in specific areas of General Education which will be completed at FSU if you plan on achieving a bachelors degree at Ferris. Completing the following courses will complete NMC's Associate of Science and Arts degree.

Communications

Credits

ENG 111 English Composition

4

ENG 112 English Composition

4

Humanities

Credits

Click here to select 8 or more credits from the Humanities area from more than 1 department

8

Science/Math

Credits

BIO 115 Cell, Plant & Ecosystem Biology

4

BIO 116 Genetic, Evolution, Animal Biology

4

BIO 208 Microbiology

4

BIO 227 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

5

BIO 228 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

5

CHM 150 General Chemistry I

5

CHM 151 General Chemistry II

5

CHM 250 Organic Chemistry I

5

CHM 251 Organic Chemistry II

5

MTH 131 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

3

MTH 141 Calculus I

5

PHY 121 General Physics I

4

PHY 122 General Physics II

4

Social Science

Credits

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

3

Click here to select 5 or more additional credits in Social Science and one must be in an area other than PSY

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Credits

COM 111 Public Speaking

4

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Spring 2013

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