Preparing you for admission into any school of optometry
About The Program
With a career in optometry, you’ll make a clear difference in people’s lives, ensuring the visual health of your patients. While pre-optometry is not a major itself, we’ll match you with a degree program and the necessary coursework required to prepare you for admission into a school of optometry.
This program will be a good fit if you:
- Are able to adapt to new techniques and instruments
- Have strong communication skills
- Are detail oriented
- Have a strong mathematical and scientific background
- Have good coordination
- Are service-oriented
- Have strong decision-making skills
With an optometry degree, you could work in the areas of:
- Pediatric optometry
- Geriatric optometry
- Vision therapy
At Northern, we believe getting you out of the classroom and into a real-world workplace setting is a critical part of your education. You'll have several opportunities for internships and other forms of experiential learning throughout your time at Northern. Learn more at Student Experiences!
Experience the world while earning your degree through NSU Study Abroad! With hundreds of opportunities available around the globe, Northern can make your study abroad dream become a reality. Learn more at Study Abroad!
Ready to take the next step? Contact us today:
Pre-Optometry Faculty Advisor: Dr. Amy Dolan, 605-626-2352 or email@example.com
Ph.D. Montana State University
M.S. Montana State University
B.S. State University of New York
Dr. John Long joined the NSU faculty in the summer of 2015. He has a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from the State University of New York, a master’s degree in environmental and ecological statistics and a Ph.D. in ecology and environmental sciences, both from Montana State University. His area of expertise is the mathematical and physical aspects of the environment.
Dr. Long is a part of the SEA-PHAGES team trained by Howard Hughes Medical Institute to discover new viruses in environmental samples and to sequence their genome. Dr. Long is a retired U.S. Air Force major with 21 years of service as a B-52 electronic warfare officer.
Introduction to Physics I and II
University Physics I and II
Biological Statistics I and II
Dr. George Nora began at Northern State University in 2010 and has been promoted to associate professor of chemistry.
Ph.D. University of South Dakota
M.S. North Dakota State University
B.S. North Dakota State University