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Welcome to Pre-Health @ SUNY New Paltz

Optometry

Cooperative 7-year  B.S./O.D. Program with SUNY College of Optometry

The SUNY New Paltz Seven Year Doctor of Optometry medical program is a dual degree program. Students are admitted as freshmen and spend their first three years at New Paltz completing requirements for a Biology major. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA, pass the OAT (standardized admissions exam) and complete General Psychology and Statistics before they enter their first year of optometry school. Like the NYIT-COM-SUNY New Paltz  seven year program, this is a rigorous dual degree program and requires hard work, dedication, and determination. Application to this program is handled at the time of initial application to SUNY New Paltz. Contact the Office of Admissions for more information.