Troy University Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Optometry Program

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)
Behavioral Science**

*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
(205) 934-610
UAB School of Optometry

Education Required

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.

Admission Test

Optometry Admissions Test (OAT)
Optometry Admission Testing Program
Suite 1840
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
(312) 440-2500

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
6110 Executive Blvd.
Suite 514
Rockville, MD 20852

Application Services

Student Affairs Office
The School of Optometry/The Medical Center
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
UAB Station
Birmingham, AL 35294
(205) 934-6150

AACOMAS (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service)
Suite 405
Executive Blvd.
Rockville, MF 20852
(301) 468-0990

Resource Materials

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.

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