Optometry Pre-Professional Honors Program
The Pierre Laclede
Honors College is the only honors college in the United States with
its own campus, containing complete instructional, residential, and
recreational facilities. In this type of environment, the Honors College
students, faculty, and staff are constantly interacting. This means
that the students have countless opportunities to learn outside of
their classes. The diversity of the Honors College students combined
with their desire to learn makes the Pierre Laclede Honors College
an idyllic setting for students committed to their educations.
Laclede Honors College at UMSL
If you are
thinking of a career as a Doctor of Optometry, the Honors College-School
of Optometry seven-year program can pave your way into the University
of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry.
- You qualify for
the program while you are a senior in high school.
- You are granted
provisional acceptance into the University of Missouri-St. Louis
College of Optometry after your admission to the Pierre Laclede Honors
- Your first
year of optometry school completes your undergraduate degree requirements.
- You can apply for
formal admission to the College of Optometry at the beginning of your
third year in the Honors College program.
As a scholar
in the Optometry Pre-professional Honors Program, you will have the
- Complete your undergraduate
and professional studies in seven years.
in clinically related activities, such as observing examinations.
- Have a member
of the College of Optometry faculty as a professional and academic
advisor throughout your Honors College program.
in the activities of the American Optometric Student Association.
- Be currently a
high school senior who has scored a minimum composite score of 27 on
the ACT or be in the top 10% of your senior class
- Be accepted
to the UMSL Honors College Program
in the program you must:
- Achieve a grade
of B or higher in Honors College courses, with a cumulative grade-point
average of 3.2 or higher
- Retain full-time
to the College of Optometry you must:
- Take the Optometry
an interview with College of Optometry faculty
prerequisites for the College of Optometry