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Pre-optometry is not a major at Southeast Missouri State University. It is possible to gain preparation for optometry school while pursuing any academic major in the university; however, most students find that the preponderance of biology coursework required by optometry schools, and for preparation for the OAT, makes the biomedical sciences option in biology an attractive major. The Biology: Biomedical Sciences option is designed especially for students in the pre-health professions.

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