Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Biology-Chemistry - Optometrist

 Preparing for a Career as an Optometrist

  • Course Sequences
    Biology-Chemistry Major
    Biology-Chemistry Major (Fast Forward)

  • Persons wishing to become optometrists must take the OAT, which consists of four tests: Survey of the Natural Sciences (Biology, General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry), Reading Comprehension, Physics and Quantitative Reasoning.

  • Indiana University has an optometry program offering a variety of degrees.

  • Experiences - Most schools look favorably upon experience that suggests you have familiarity with the occupation you are pursuing. This experience fits into two categories:

    • Basic research - Conducted on your home campus or at some other campus, research shows intellectual growth and problem solving skills that may lack from ordinary coursework.

    • Health care-related experience - Job shadow a health care professional, get a summer job in a health care position, or participate in a meaningful volunteer experience.


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