Learn more about the pre-professional programs at Black Hills State University.

BHSU Pre-Optometry Program

About

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 an 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.

FIND YOUR Degree

Depending on your interests, you could pursue a degree in:
» Biology
» Chemistry

TAKE THE NEXT STEP

Develop valuable personal relationships in a small community with amazing faculty and staff while thriving in the outdoors of the Black Hills.