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Students interested in preparing for optometry training should take science courses and laboratories designed for science majors. Brief survey courses in the sciences will not prepare students for the schools and colleges of optometry.

The Pre-Optometry Pathway is a non-degree program available at Boise State University. You will not earn a degree in pre-optometry. Therefore, it is suggested that students work closely with their pre-optometry advisor to successfully and efficiently meet both the academic requirements of the major they select and the professional school requirements. While there are many majors to choose from, a degree in Health Studies from the Department of Public Health and Population Science is often appropriate for those who wish to work in health professions.

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