Looking for a career in the health professions? Optometrists have the satisfaction of helping their patients care for the most highly valued sense – sight. Maryville University’s 3+4 program in Optometry prepares students to complete a bachelor’s degree and a doctor of optometry degree in seven years instead of the usual eight years. Through a partnership with the University of Missouri–St. Louis College of Optometry, Maryville students complete their pre-requisites over three years. Then they enter UMSL’s optometry program to complete their D.O. degree in four years.

Why Choose Pre-Optometry At Maryville University

Throughout your studies at Maryville, you can expect a student-centered, academically rigorous and market-relevant education focused on your personal and career and goals.
  • Expert faculty members are passionate about mentoring and helping each student identify a strong career path.
  • Professional connections are emphasized in learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom.
  • We are committed to a technology-forward learning environment.
  • Maryville continually updates curriculums with input from business and professional leaders to keep pace with the needs of employers.