The Pre-Optometry Program provides an excellent foundation for students who plan to attend optometry school.

Upon admission, each student works with a pre-professional advisor, who helps the student develop a strategy for selecting courses, identifying an appropriate departmental major (degree program), and navigating the optometry school application process.

During the second or third semester of study, each student selects a major field of study, and a faculty advisor is assigned to develop a plan to meet degree requirements for that major.

The University offers a variety of activities and organizations that enable students to participate in volunteer activities, internships, and community service. Other opportunities include the University's Honors Program and study abroad programs—which range from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.

Required Courses


For information, visit the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Career Information.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

In addition, a variety of scholarships are available through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Pre-Professional Programs
Indiana State University


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.



Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Pre-Professional Programs
Indiana State University