Pre-optometry is a program rather than a major.  It prepares students for the application process and for professional Optometry school. Like many professional health programs, Optometry schools do not require a specific major. Students must complete courses related to studies at an Optometry school. Courses include chemistry, biology, microbiology and physics.  Other courses include organic biochemistry and human anatomy.

Some schools have different prerequisites.  Early preparation is critical for students planning to attend Optometry school. One admission requirement for Optometry schools includes a bachelor's degree.  Another requirement is an acceptable score on the Optometry Admission Test (OAT).

Alpha Epsilon Delta is a student-led organization for students interested in Pre-Health Care programs. AED offers opportunities for intellectual and professional development.  It provides a forum for students with common interests.  It also extends a program of service to benefit both the Waco and the Baylor communities.  

Baylor offers several Living-Learning Centers which are housing opportunities designed to place students of common interests together.  The Science & Health Living-Learning Center is a residential option that's available for pre-health students.  Students are able to collaborate with each other, science faculty and medical researchers. 

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