SchoolSchool of Arts & Sciences
Prepare for a career in optometry. Become an ethical, compassionate servant leader in the health care profession.
What You’ll Learn
Your coursework will have a strong focus on biology and the sciences, preparing you for acceptance to a Doctor of Optometry degree program. The 10-course pre-optometry concentration can be taken with any Mary undergraduate program, though a majority of our students major in biology.
- Prepare for Optometry School
In addition to your coursework, you can engage in independent research projects, seminars, practice interviews, and panel discussions that will help you get into optometry school.
- Be Mentored by Experienced Faculty
You’ll receive individual attention in small-class settings and work closely with faculty who are distinguished educators and recognized leaders in their areas.
- Gain Real-world Experience
Local optometry clinics provide employment opportunities – providing hands-on experience with optical equipment and procedures,
- Strengthen Your Skills of Servant Leadership
Develop the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values of servant leadership that distinguish a Mary education and are much-needed in the health care profession.
Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.
Careers & Outcomes
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 9% growth in the employment of optometrists through 2023. Because vision problems increase later in life, the demand for experienced professionals in the field will grow as the population ages.
- Health Care Administrator