Students should earn at least 120 credit hours and a B.S. or B.A. degree to be competitive for admission to optometry school. It is recommended that elective hours be taken from general education core requirements or a selected bachelor’s degree program. Entrance into optometry school is very competitive and is not guaranteed solely by completing the prerequisite coursework outlined below. Consult with your advisor regularly about academic and non-academic factors associated with optometry school admissions.
For students intending to earn a Bachelor’s degree before entering professional school, it is recommended that elective hours be taken from core requirements or a selected degree program. BIOL 2010 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BIOL 2020 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II, and BIOL 3140 - Cellular Biology are highly recommended at some optometry schools.