Accelerated Optometry

  • Program Description

    • 3+4 and 4+4 pre-optometry programs with Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry near Philadelphia leading to an O.D. degree
    • Qualified students will be conditionally guaranteed an interview with Salus, an advantage over students at other institutions at the time of application
    • Students in the 3+4 program can earn a B.S. in health sciences from Gannon University after the completion of their first year at Salus
    • Participation in either program does not restrict students ability to apply to other optometry school

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.

    Gannon University Undergraduate Entry Requirements

    • Completion of four years of science courses at the high school level with no grades lower than a C; three of these science courses must be in biology, chemistry and physics with labs
    • Completion of four years of mathematics courses at the high school level with no grade lower than a C
    • Achieve a minimum SAT score of 1220 in critical reading and math or a ACT composite score of 25
    • Achieve a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    • Demonstrate motivation and curiosity through personal interests and extracurricular activities
    • Provide evidence of scholarly and professional potential and the desire to become a primary health care provider

    Admissions Process

    Students who meet all entry requirements listed above will be accepted on a rolling admission basis.

    Affiliate Entry Requirements

    Students who meet all entry requirements listed above will be accepted on a rolling admission basis.