Entering a career as an optometrist is a difficult, but rewarding task. Your first step is to earn a bachelor’s degree from BHSU. We have created a recommended program of study that will make your journey to becoming aa optometrist a reality.
Students should earn a bachelor’s degree before applying to optometry professional school. Optometry school requires that you have successfully completed courses in English, mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology prior to admissions. Once you have completed your education, all applicants are required to take the Optometry Admissions Test (OAT) to measure your academic ability and scientific comprehension.
Courses available as part of your bachelor’s degree that will prepare you for your career goals.
BHSU Students who went on to Professional Optometry Programs:
Dawn (Stewart) Wattenhofer ( Pacific Univ. Coll. Opt.)
Annelle Brooks ('99, Pacific Univ. Coll. Opt.)
Joe Maycock ('99, Southern California Coll. Opt.)
Tony Patterson ('99, Southern Coll. Opt.)
Reeve Evers ('03, Illinois Coll. Opt.)
Travis Whitt ('04, Illinois Coll. Opt.)
Niki Henricksen (’06, Illinois Coll. Opt.)
Max Jepson (’06, Illinois Coll. Opt.)
David Czerny (’07, Michigan Coll. Opt.)
Jessica Partridge (’07, Michigan Coll. Opt.)
Renae Welke (’07, Pennsylvania Coll. Opt.)
Jess Moser (’10, Illinois Coll. Opt.)
Sarah Johnson (’11, Pacific Univ. Coll. Opt.)
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013