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Looking for a pre-optometry track that will help prepare you to succeed in the optometry program of your choice? Let UC’s pre-optometry emphasis with majors in biology or chemistry help get you there. Advisors are available in both of disciplines to help you plan the course of study with the classes that best fits your needs. Plus, they understand the entrance procedures and requirements of various post-baccalaureate programs.

While you have the option to choose to major in just about any subject, as long as required courses are completed, most professional schools in optometry prefer students who have completed courses in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and have a strong background in English, humanities and social sciences. The ability to solve scientific problems and a broad undergraduate education are considered essential for the pre-professional student.

In preparation for admission to optometry school, you should consult bulletins from your chosen school for specific entrance requirements.

What is pre-optemetry? It’s the program of study you need to prepare for the optometry program of your choice. And where should you go for your pre-optometry program in Kentucky? University of the Cumberlands. We’re here for you.

For a brighter future, keep your eye on the ball–begin with the right pre-optometry track at UC. Fill out the form on this page and find out what UC can do to help your optometry school journey!

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