Dual Admission Viewbook

Dual Admissions Viewbook

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Undergraduate Admissions
Nova Southeastern University
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry

Consists of a seven-year combined program, in which candidates will follow a three-year prescribed course of study in the undergraduate biology major.

A bachelor of science degree will be awarded to the student after successful completion of the first year of professional education at the College of Optometry.

Students will receive the O.D. degree after four years of training at the College of Optometry.

OVERVIEW OF REQUIREMENTS
Degrees: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Doctor of Optometry (O.D.)
Years to Complete 3+4
ACT/SAT and GPA 25/1150 and 3.5
Student Type Day
Years Math
Years Science
Years English
3
3
4
Required Courses Biology*
Chemistry
Pre-Calc**
Required Letters of Recommendation Science Teacher
Counselor
Optometrist
Preadmission Interview Yes
Dual Admission Deadline Priority Deadline February 1 / Final Deadline March 15
Due to the highly competitive nature of many Dual Admission programs, seats for some programs will fill prior to the final deadline.
NSU UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
Undergraduate Major Biology
Cumulative GPA 3.0
GPA in the Major/Science 3.0
Minimum Grade in Each Prerequisite Course C
Required Test Score OAT No less than the mean score of the 6 subsections
Graduate Interview Yes
Degree Required No
Credits Required 90
Major & general education coursework must be completed 

Transfer students are not eligible to apply to the Health Professions dual admission programs.

* Anatomy and Physiology, and Living Environment may be substituted for Biology

** Trigonometry, Probability and Statistics, IB Math Analysis, and Functions may be substituted for Pre-Calculus