Though Pre-Optometry is not an official degree program, Mizzou has resources dedicated to helping interested students pursue admission into optometry school. These include:

  • MedOpp Advising. The MedOpp Advising Office provides pre-professional advising for ALL pre-med, pre-dental, pre-optometry, pre-physician assistant, and pre-podiatry students at MU. See https://premed.missouri.edu/prospective/ for more information.
  • Academic Advisor.

Optometry schools accept applicants with a variety of majors which include everything from Music to Engineering; however, most students choose a Mizzou major with degree program requirements that overlap with requirements for optometry school such as Biological Sciences, Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological Engineering, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Psychology, and Health Sciences.

Common Career Paths

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: