Core faculty will include Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Admission to any of the 20 optometry schools in the United States requires completion of at least three years of undergraduate coursework. Augustana's pre-optometry program satisfies the requirements of nearly all optometry schools in the country.
Augustana's optometry program is not a graduation major, so a departmental major must be completed if the student intends to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree. The choice of major is not critical for acceptance by a school of optometry, though nationwide approximately 80 percent of all matriculating students major in the biological sciences.