Optometry 3+4 Program

Sample Courses

  • Biochemistry
  • Calculus I
  • English Composition and Literature
  • General Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • General Physics
  • General Psychology
  • Microbiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Statistics

Optometry 3+4 Program

Why study optometry at Geneseo?

The 3+4 optometry program is an accelerated partnership program with SUNY College of Optometry, which allows students to earn an OD degree in seven years, rather than the typical eight. After three years of study as a biology major at Geneseo, students transfer to SUNY Optometry for the final four years. After one year at SUNY Optometry, Geneseo awards a BS in biology; after four years, SUNY Optometry awards an OD. The 3+4 program is a rigorous course of study to which you apply as a high school senior or as a SUNY Geneseo rising sophomore.


Doctors of Optometry diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system. They conduct examinations, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment. 

Program Options

Program Highlights

  • Earn a doctorate in seven years rather than eight, saving time and money.
  • Effectively earn credit for your first year of study in optometry toward your BS degree from Geneseo.
  • Receive continuous guidance from both institutions throughout the seven-year program.

Sample Specializations

  • Family practice
  • Geriatric optometry
  • Low vision rehabilitation
  • Ocular disease
  • Pediatric optometry

Sample Employers

  • Eye care centers
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Physician offices
  • Private practice
  • Retail stores

Contact Info

Hristina Nedelkovska, Lecturer in Biology and Pre-Medical/Pre-Health Advisor
ISC 257

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