Admitted students must be able to provide a final official transcript showing all prerequisite courses completed prior to intended date of entry.
This worksheet is to help you determine which prerequisites you have fulfilled and those which you have remaining to meet the prerequisite coursework for the College of Optometry.
After printing out and completing this planning guide, you may mail or fax it to the admissions office for an unofficial evaluation of your coursework. We will review your worksheet and send it back to you with feedback. Our contact information is:
190 SE 8th Ave Suite 181
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Fax (503) 352-7290
Please note that, due to the volume of prerequisite worksheets received, it will take approximately two weeks for you to receive the worksheet back with our comments. We will mail a copy back to you; we will not email it. It is up to you to plan accordingly, as we do not rush the process due to individual registration needs.
Applicants seeking admission under the Bachelor's Degree Completion Option need to meet all regular requirements and complete the regular admissions process. The applicant must have completed all the regular prerequisite coursework, including a minimum of 90 semester credits from an accredited college or university with the following courses:
- 35 semester credits in the Natural Sciences
- 12 semester credits in the Humanities from at least two of the following disciplines: Art, communications, English, history, humanities, languages, music, philosophy, religion, speech, and theater.
- 12 semester credits in the Social Sciences from at least two of the following disciplines: Anthropology, business, cultural studies, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.
If an applicant is admitted under the Bachelor’s Degree Completion Option, they will automatically earn credit towards a bachelor’s degree during their first year in the Optometry program. At the end of the first year they will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Vision Science degree from Pacific University and will complete the Optometry program as any other student.