Early Admission

Required courses for early admission

In addition to the standard admission prerequisites, students entering the Doctor of Optometry program without a bachelor’s degree must have completed additional courses in the following areas. Up to 10 credit hours may be completed online.

Course requirements
Subject areaMinimum credit hours
Arts and humanities (at least two courses)6
Foreign language (at least two courses)*6
Social and historical studies (at least two courses)6
Additional creditsas needed
* Students who have completed two or more years of a single foreign language in high school, with an average grade of C or above, are exempt from the foreign language requirement. The foreign language requirement also may be met by a placement exam.

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