After completing our pre-optometry program you will hold a bachelor's degree. Because most of our students plan to apply to the Indiana University School of Optometry, we have based our curriculum on IU's admission requirements. To review complete course information, see the undergraduate catalog.
Other schools requirements may be different than IU's. For a list of other schools of optometry and their requirements, visit the Pre-Health Profession Office, located in Cooper Science Building, Room CL 232, or the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry.
Students entering the Indiana University School of Optometry without a bachelor's degree must have the following courses in addition to the above: Arts and Humanities (6) Foreign Language** (6) Social Behavioral Sciences (6) Additional credits as needed Total: 90Of the 90 hours, at least 20 must be at the 300 or 400 level.
Other recommended courses CHEM 360 Essentials of Biochemistry (4) ANAT 425 Human Embryology and Histology (4) BIO 498 Undergraduate Research (1-3) ECON 116 Survey of Economic Ideas (3), or BUSAD 101 Introduction to Business (3), or MGT 200 or 300 Management Principles (3)
**May be exempt if two or more years of a single foreign language were completed in high school with an average grade of C or above.)
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