Before you apply

For admission to the Doctor of Optometry program, you must have:

  • At least 90 college credit hours, from the list of required courses
  • All courses must have been completed within 10 years from the time you hope to start the Doctor of Optometry program.

Early admission

A bachelor’s degree is highly recommended. For early admission to the program, without a bachelor’s degree, we require more college credit hours.

See early admission prerequisites
Recommended courses
Subject areaMinimum credit hoursComparable IU courses
Vertebrate or human anatomy, with lab*4ANAT-A 215
Physiology, with lab*4PHYL-P 215
Small business management1 semesterBUS-X 100
Medical terminology1 semesterCLAS-C 209
Histology1 semesterANAT-A 464
Ethics1 semesterPHIL-P 140
Independent research490 series

Contact the Office of Student Administration

For Doctor of Optometry program admission questions or to schedule an advising appointment, please contact:

Office of Student Administration
Indiana University School of Optometry
800 E. Atwater Avenue
Second Floor
Bloomington, IN 47405

Phone: 812-855-1917
Fax: 812-855-4389

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