Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Doctor of Optometry

Traditional Program

3+4 Doctor of Optometry Program

An accelerated program for talented high school students with an interest in optometry has been established by the University with several undergraduate colleges and universities. The program permits the qualified student to earn the Doctor of Optometry degree in seven years instead of the usual eight. The first three years are spent at a participating undergraduate institution, the next four at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. The student is awarded a Bachelor's degree by the undergraduate institution upon the successful completion of the first professional year and a Doctor of Optometry degree by the University at the conclusion of the professional degree program.

The following undergraduate colleges and universities are currently affiliated with the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in the accelerated baccalaureate/O.D. degree program: