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Pre-Optometry

Combine your interest in science with your passion for service as you pursue a successful career in optometry through our innovate pre-optometry program.

You’ll gain a foundational understanding of anatomy, physiology, microbiology, genetics and biochemistry – all the things you’ll need to prepare for optometry school.

Along the way, you’ll earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology or Biological Chemistry, and our rigorous pre-optometry program will prepare you to complete the Optometry Admissions Test (OAT) to gain acceptance to a graduate school accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE).

Advance your analytical and critical-thinking skills through our science-focused curriculum that provides a solid base of knowledge in biology, biological chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Real-world experience and practical instruction will prepare you for success. And a focus on the integration of your Christian worldview and your interest in science will propel your calling as you pursue your passion.

Career Opportunities

Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
  • Optometrist

Faculty

Department Chair

Michael Tenneson, Ph.D.

Department Chair; Professor of Biology

Full Time Faculty

Erica Harris, M.S.

Associate Professor of Biology

Jason Streubel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Julie Mayne, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Adjunct Faculty

Jonathan LeCureux, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology