May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Professional Program in Optometry

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Marlene Murray, Coordinator
Price Hall (Science Complex)

As a general rule, a minimum of two years of college work is required by optometry school. However, most students entering optometry schools have completed three or four years of college. The following courses with minor variations meet the entrance requirements of most optometry schools. For more information, contact the American Optometric Association: and the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry:

Pre-Professional Programs

Although essentially a liberal arts college, the College of Arts & Sciences offers certain pre-professional curricula for students who plan to enter professional schools. For medical and paramedical curricula, Andrews University maintains a special relationship with Loma Linda University.

Pre-optometry Suggested Courses

English Composition, Writing Seminars — 8
Foundations of Biology — 10
General Chemistry — 8
General Physics — 8
Introduction to Psychology — 3
Mathematics — 6
Microbiology or Bacteriology — 3
Organic Chemistry — 8
Physical Education — 2
Religion — 6
Social Sciences — 8
Statistics — 3

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