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Natural Science Pre-Optometry, BS

Optometry, eye with magnifier

See a Career in Optometry In Your Future? Look at IUP's Accelarated Three-Year Program

As a natural science major pursuing the Pre-Optometry track at IUP, you’ll receive an excellent educational preparation that will allow you to leave IUP after three years to pursue further studies at Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Elkins Park, near Philadelphia.

You’ll benefit from special arrangements IUP has made that allow you to transfer credits from your first year at this optometry school to IUP to satisfy your senior-year graduation requirements. A maximum of 30 credits of the 120 needed for your IUP bachelor’s degree can be applied from your first year at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

At IUP, you’ll take a block of classes in biology, chemistry, and physics to give you a solid foundation for optometry school. You’ll also take at least 24 credits in the humanities and social sciences. If you prefer to finish your bachelor’s degree in four years at IUP, there are other options and other IUP majors you may want to consider.

  • Preprofessional Programs
  • Weyandt Hall, Room 230
    975 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2363
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  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.