Optometry is one way to get a doctoral degree in two years in an accelerated program. Do you like physics? This is one area of medicine where you can get really instant results and really be like Jesus in helping the blind to see. One optometrist I know once diagnosed a brain tumor based on the visual symptoms he observed. He then referred his ever-grateful patient to the appropriate specialist. As the person who many people go to for glasses, you can be on the front lines in noticing such symptoms.

To do invasive procedures such as corneal transplants, or LASIK, you would need to be an ophtalmologist, which is a specialty within M.D. degree. —Dr. Craig Story

BIO 150 - Biology I: Cells and Genetics Credits: 4

BIO 151 - Biology II: Animal Biology Credits: 4

CHE 111 - Principles of Chemistry I Credits: 4

CHE 112 - Principles of Chemistry II Credits: 4

CHE 211 - Organic Chemistry I Credits: 4

CHE 212 - Organic Chemistry II Credits: 4

MAT 141 - Calculus I Credits: 4

MAT 142 - Calculus II Credits: 4


MAT 134 - Survey of Calculus Credits: 4

MAT 220 - Biostatistics Credits: 4

BIO 314 - Microbiology Credits: 4

PHY 121 - Introductory Physics I Credits: 4

PHY 122 - Introductory Physics II Credits: 4

RECOMMENDED: Health Professions Seminars I–IV (taken in sophomore and junior years)

NOTE: Additional requirements vary by school; it is the responsibility of students to make sure that any prerequisites are met.