Sep 21, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

“3+4” Accelerated Program in Optometry Salus University, B.S.

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Under a joint agreement between the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO)/ Salus University and SFU, undergraduate students who have successfully completed specific core course requirements at SFU may continue their education in medicine at PCO in this program of study. The program is comprised of two phases: phase I consists of the first three years of undergraduate education at Saint Francis; Phase II consists of the remaining four years of optometry school education at PCO. Saint Francis University will confer the Bachelor of Science degree to students upon successful completion of the first year of PCO academic curriculum.

Students will be admitted to the SFU Phase (Phase I) of the program based upon the following criteria:

         SAT Scores
High School GPA
          1170 (re-centered)
3.5 on a scale of 4.0
  Potential   Additional evidence of scholarly and professional potential and desire to become a doctor of optometry.

The SAT scores (1170) and high school GPA (3.5) serve as targets for applicant selection for admission to the program; other parameters, such as personal traits and desire to become an optometrist, will also be considered for each applicant.

SFU representatives will interview applicants to the Program and submit acceptable applications for review to PCO with a recommendation for provisional acceptance.

Students who are interested in pursuing the pre-professional studies program in optometry should contact Dr. Marian Langer, program coordinator and chair of the Biology Department.

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