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Pre-Optometry Program

The Pre-Optometry Program allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Illinois Tech and a Doctorate of Optometry (O.D.) from Illinois College of Optometry (ICO), located just east of Main Campus.

Students in this program must successfully complete the pre-optometry curriculum with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better, qualify for admission to ICO, and attain satisfactory scores on the Optometry Admissions Test. During the fourth academic year, students take courses at ICO and receive transfer credit from Illinois Tech.

After completing the first academic year at ICO and all requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Biology, students will be awarded their B.S. degree in Biology. After completing all four years at ICO and all the other requirements for the O.D. degree, the student will be awarded their O.D. degree by ICO.

Pre-Optometry Webpage


Dr. Kathryn Spink

Kaelen Evon, Dual Programs Coordinator