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Complete the necessary coursework to prepare your for entry into optometry school through the pre-optometry path.

At UHSP, you’ll benefit from coursework that is taught through a health sciences-focused lens from your very first class giving you a unique perspective and set of skills to carry forward into your professional program and ultimate career.

Biology: General Biology (8 credits), Human Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology

Chemistry with lab (8 credits)

Organic Chemistry I with lab


Math: Statistics, Calculus


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Optometry At a Glance

Promote eye health and counsel patients on general health that affects their eyesight, when you pursue a career in optometry. Many optometrists own their practice, for those with an entrepreneurial spirit, or practice in a group setting with other optometrists and physicians. You can even explore unique specialties within the field. 



Listed among the top 5 highest paying health care occupations

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021)



Expected job growth through 2032

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2023)



Median salary for optometrists

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2023)

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B.S. in Biomedical Sciences

Our health sciences programs are the perfect foundation for future professional study.

Designed as our “pre-professions degree,” the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences program prepares students for futures in a changing world by giving them a strong academic foundation in the sciences as well as the skills required to be successful in a wide variety of health professions careers, including optometry.

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