The 3+4 Optometry (Professional) program from University of Missouri–St. Louis includes a rigorous dedicated course track, and is designed to prepare the student for admission into the OD program at UMSL Optometry1. Students who are part of the Optometry 3+4 Program will earn a Bachelor's of Liberal Studies degree after the completion of their first year of the optometry program.
Students must fill out the Bachelor's of Liberal Studies (BLS) Application as part of compliance with the 3+4 Program; however, if they are approved to pursue a Biology degree, this requirement is waived, but will include additional Biology courses.
Once admitted into the College of Optometry, students will receive their BLS after the completion of their first semester. Students must apply for undergraduate graduation prior to matriculation into the College of Optometry.
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- Doctors of Optometry must have an established knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences in order to provide quality eye and vision care to their patients.
- The academic foundation must be broad and include the biological, medical, vision and optical sciences, as well as a basic understanding of the health care delivery system.
- A doctor of Optometry must recognize the dynamic nature of knowledge and possess the commitment and skills needed to responsibly assess and apply new information and treatment strategies throughout their career.
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- Students are required to maintain a 3.2 GPA, and receive a "B" or higher in all required courses
- Students must earn an overall score of 300 or higher on the OAT and no score lower than a 280 in any section
- Students will apply through OptomCAS for consideration of admission into the College of Optometry during the student's third year of their undergraduate program
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.