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’s3+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.