Troy University Pre-Professional Programs
Minimal Requirements for Entrance
Principles of Biology & lab, Zoology & lab
Cell Biology & lab
Microbiology and lab
Chemistry 1142 and lab, 1143 and lab
Chemistry 3342 and lab, 3343 and lab
Physics 2252 and lab, 2253 and lab
Math 1125 (Calculus)
English (10 hours)
Statistics: (one semester)
Psychology:* (6 hours)
*A statistics course taken in a psychology department may not be counted for fulfillment of the psychology requirement.
**Any combination of 2 semesters in sociology, economics, anthropology, history, political science, or additional psychology.
Optometry Schools in Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
School of Optometry/The Medical Center
UAB School of Optometry
Minimum requirement is 3 years of college; majority of applicants have a 4 year college degree. Candidates with a bachelor's degree are given preferential consideration.
Degree / Major
Any major is accepted as long as you meet the minimal entrance requirements. Preferred majors include Biology, Psychology, or Physical Sciences. The following courses are strongly recommended: College Algebra, Trigonometry, Physiology, Anatomy, Analytic Geometry, History, and Sociology.
Optometry Admissions Test (OAT)
Optometry Admission Testing Program
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
6110 Executive Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20852
Student Affairs Office
The School of Optometry/The Medical Center
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294
AACOMAS (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service)
Rockville, MF 20852
Strategy for Success
National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
P.O. Box 5017-A
Champaign, IL 61825-5017
(217) 333-0090 Fax: (217) 333-0122
Optometry: A Career with Vision
American Optometric Association
243 N. Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63141
Optometry Today - The Vision Care Profession
OAO Order Department
243 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63141
Questions or comments? Contact the TROY Office of the Pre-Professional Studies.