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Northwest Missouri State University


Pre-Optometry Major

Pre-Optometry
A Pre-Professional Program

Why Major in Pre-Optometry?

The pre-optometry program provides a well-rounded science foundation that meets the requirements for optometry school. Students gain hands-on experience with tools such as an artificial cadaver as well as undergraduate research to develop skills as a working scientist.

Profession-based Experiences

Center for Innvoation

With more than 26 labs in the Garrett-Strong Science Building and $3 million invested in state-of-the-art equipment in the Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation, students get multiple hands-on experiences to ensure they are prepared for optometry school.

The Northwest Difference

The Northwest Difference

Founded in 1905, Northwest is a traditional campus with more than 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the middle of everywhere, Maryville is two hours from Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri and
2 ½ hours from Des Moines, Iowa.