Pre-Optometry Bachelor's Degree Plan

Lamar University Pre-Professional Programs

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
Major: Varies, follows Pre-Professional program
Hours: 120

Pre-Optometry Bachelor Degree

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Pre-Professional Program Description

The pre-professional Pre-Optometry Degree Plan at Lamar University leads to your further study in the medical field of your choice. Obtaining your bachelor's degree through this program, along with your own brand of community and campus involvement, investigation and engagement in your chosen discipline and extraordinary academic performance will prepare you to apply for and excel in professional school.

Why Study Pre-Optometry at Lamar?

During your Pre-Optometry Degree Plan studies at Lamar University, you will work with an advisor who will guide you in tailoring your bachelor's degree for optometry school application and admission. You will prepare to submit your curriculum, Optometry School Admission Test and supporting application materials by the end of your junior year.

Your faculty and advisors will encourage you in maintaining a high GPA (3.25 or better), and you'll have access to opportunities for research, volunteering and mentorship or internship experiences that reflect your potential for leadership in the profession.

Career Paths

You may choose a clinical career as a practicing optometrist, but there are also a variety of non-clinical career options available. Employment of optometrists is projected to grow 27% over the next 10 years, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Primary Careers

Optometrist, administrator, pharmaceutical consultant

Career Areas

  • Direct patient care
  • Research and development
  • Practice management
  • Facility administration
  • Consultant
  • Educator

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Practitioners/partnerships
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Research institutions
  • Non-profit organizations

*Suggested majors are only examples of a few degrees that may align with your pre-professional program interests. Speak with an advisor to decide on the best major to meet course requirements for your program and professional school.