Arizona College of Optometry

Glendale, AZ Campus


Arizona College of Optometry

Total quarter credit hours required to complete program: 254

The College reserves the right to alter the curriculum as it deems appropriate.

For students admitted on or prior to August 2013, please refer to the published curriculum listing in the Midwestern University Catalog for 2014-2015.

First Year

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Fall Quarter
BASIG 1510Basic Science Integrated Sequence I4
BASIG 1511Basic Science Integrated Sequence II4
BASIG 1512Basic Science Integrated Sequence III4.5
COREG 1560JInterprofessional Healthcare0.5
OPTOG 1510Clinical Services, Theory & Methods I3
OPTOG 1511Contemporary Issues in Health Care and Ethics0.5
OPTOG 1540Geometrical and Physical Optics I4
OPTOG 1560Ocular Anatomy and Physiology I2
Winter Quarter
BASIG 1513Basic Science Integrated Sequence IV2.5
BASIG 1514Basic Science Integrated Sequence V4.5
BASIG 1515Basic Science Integrated Sequence VI4.5
COREG 1570JInterprofessional Healthcare0.5
OPTOG 1520Clinical Services, Theory & Methods II3
OPTOG 1550Geometrical and Physical Optics II4
OPTOG 1580Ocular Anatomy and Physiology II2
Spring Quarter
BASIG 1516Basic Science Integrated Sequence VII3.5
BASIG 1517Basic Science Integrated Sequence VIII2.5
BASIG 1518Basic Science Integrated Sequence IX4
COREG 1580JInterprofessional Healthcare0.5
OPTOG 1514Optometry Business Management I1
OPTOG 1525Visual Optics2
OPTOG 1530Clinical Services, Theory & Methods III3
OPTOG 1590Ocular Anatomy and Physiology III2

Second Year

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Fall Quarter
OPTOG 1620Visual Science: Monocular Sensory Processing2.5
OPTOG 1630Ophthalmic Optics I4
OPTOG 1640Ocular Disease I3
OPTOG 1650Clinical Services, Theory & Methods IV3
OPTOG 1670Research Design and Biostatistics1
OPTOG 1675Visual Neurophysiology2
OPTOG 1691Ocular Pharmacology I1
PHARG 1602General Pharmacology I2
Winter Quarter
OPTOG 1622Visual Science: Ocular Motility2
OPTOG 1632Ophthalmic Optics II4
OPTOG 1642Ocular Disease II3
OPTOG 1645Contact Lens I3
OPTOG 1652Clinical Services, Theory & Methods V3
OPTOG 1672Capstone Project: Literature Search and Study Design1
OPTOG 1692Ocular Pharmacology II1
PHARG 1623General Pharmacology II3
Spring Quarter
OPTOG 1624Visual Science: Binocular Vision4
OPTOG 1644Ocular Disease III3
OPTOG 1646Contact Lens II3
OPTOG 1654Clinical Services, Theory & Methods VI3
OPTOG 1655Clinical Services Proficiency1
OPTOG 1693Ocular Pharmacology III2.5
OPTOG 1694Pediatric Optometry1

Third Year

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Summer Quarter
OPTOG 1714Optometry Business Management II1
OPTOG 1720Diagnosis and Management of Non-Strabismic Binocular Vision Disorders4
OPTOG 1740Contact Lens III3
OPTOG 1746Ocular Disease IV2
OPTOG 1760Capstone Project: Data Collection and Analysis1
OPTOG 1770Clinical Services VII6
Fall Quarter
OPTOG 1722Diagnosis of Strabismus and Amblyopia4
OPTOG 1771Clinical Services VIII6
OPTOG 1785Visual Rehabilitation3
OPTOG 1787Neuro-ophthalmic Disease2
OPTOG 1790Clinical Case Analysis /Evidence Based Medicine2
Winter Quarter
OPTOG 1700Clinical Medicine/Physical Assessment Laboratory3
OPTOG 1723Treatment and Management of Strabismus and Amblyopia3
OPTOG 1728Therapeutic Ophthalmic Lasers2
OPTOG 1772Clinical Services IX6
Spring Quarter
OPTOG 1724Optometry Business Management III2
OPTOG 1726Visual Information Processing, and Vision Related Learning Problems3
OPTOG 1745Epidemiology, Public Health and the Optometric Profession2
OPTOG 1761Capstone Project Poster Session3
OPTOG 1773Clinical Services X6

Fourth Year

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Summer Quarter
OPTOG 1800Clinical Services XI18
Fall Quarter
OPTOG 1810Clinical Services XII18
Winter Quarter
OPTOG 1820Clinical Services XIII18
Spring Quarter
OPTOG 1830Clinical Services XIV18

During their enrollment at AZCOPT, students may choose to take elective courses for enrichment. No minimum number of elective credits is required for graduation. Elective options may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Quarter Hours:-
Professional Electives
CLMDG 1354JBeing a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership2
ONEHG  1301JOne Health Grand Rounds 2
OPTOG 1351Study Skills Enhancement2
OPTOG 1382 A-DSelected Studies1-3
OPTOG 1397Sports Vision Workshop1.5
OPTOG 1494 A-DThird Year Clinical Skills Enhancement1-7.5
OPTOG 1495 A-DFourth Year Clinical Skills Enhancement1-18
OPTOG 1496Advanced Specialized Test Interpretation1
OPTOG 1498Spanish for Optometric Eye Exams1.5