Majors & Programs of Study


Though SUU does not host a pre-optometry major, we offer the support and guidance to ensure students interested in optometry careers are well-positioned for acceptance into graduate school. Our biology and chemistry majors have gained admission to top optometry schools by completing the required pre-optometry pre-requisites while pursuing an undergraduate degree at SUU. College of Science academic advisors and optometry faculty advisors work closely with our pre-optometry students to chart the ideal academic program for their success.


  • Students graduating from SUU’s College of Science enjoy high placement rates in optometry programs. In fact, in 2009, 100% of our students who applied to optometry school were accepted into a program of their choosing.
  • We work closely with the Rural Health Scholars program on our campus, to provide resume-building activities that ensure our graduates are competitive in the optometry school admissions process.


Professional careers in optometry


Pre-optometry advising is done by academic advisors, faculty members and the Rural Health Scholars program, providing each student with a personalized plan for academic and professional success.


Opportunities for job shadowing, service learning and leadership training through the Rural Health Scholars program


Alumni Spotlight

Name: Lance Higbee

Graduated: Class of 2010

"I chose to come to SUU because I had an offer to play basketball and I felt that the institution provided great academics in a great location. After getting married a few years into my college career, basketball tapered off and academics became more of a priority. As my life and priorities changed, SUU remained constant in teaching and preparing me for the future."

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