Optometrists are primary eye care providers. They write prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses as well as examine, diagnose, treat and manage various visual system diseases and disorders. With a pre-optometry concentration in your undergrad college experience, a career in optometry might open the door to various fields including geriatrics or sports vision.
Like most universities, IUPUI does not offer a pre-optometry major. Few colleges in the United States offer these majors because optometry schools do not require students to complete specific majors.
PRE-OPTOMETRY PREREQUISITES FOR IU SCHOOL OF OPTOMETRY
Minimum of 90 credit hours of coursework. Bachelor's degree strongly recommended.Visit the IU School of Optometry website for more information.
Pre-optometry courses at School of Science sufficiently prepare students for the Optometry Aptitude Test (OAT) and optometry school. All optometry schools have different requirements for admission, but most schools require the completion of the OAT, and multiple courses in biology, chemistry, math, and physics. The School of Science pre-optometry program is especially designed to prepare students for enrollment into the IU School of Optometry. However, students who complete the program will meet the pre-requisites for admission into most optometry school.