May 16, 2022  
2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog

Optometry Preprofessional Program

Science 371
Rich May (Biology), Advisor

Preparation for admission to optometry schools includes successful completion of prescribed coursework and an acceptable score on the nationally administered Optometry Admissions Test (OAT). Enrollment is limited, and admission is competitive at optometry schools, which require a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution before acceptance or at some time early in the course of professional study. The pre-optometry program at SOU is designed to prepare students for admission to the School of Optometry at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Because requirements for other schools of optometry are similar, students may prepare for the school of their choice by slightly modifying the courses taken. Contact Dr. Roger Christianson in the Biology program as soon as possible to discuss this program and schedule an appointment.