Accelerated Optometry

  • Program Overview

    This is an accelerated program in optometry presented in cooperation with The Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) of Salus University. The program is designed to assist young men and women who wish to enter the profession of optometry. Students in the program are encouraged to enter the practice of optometry in underserved areas of Pennsylvania. Following three years of pre-optometry studies at Gannon, students in the accelerated program in optometry will be evaluated and will make application to Salus University, PCO and pursue the four years of the optometry curriculum at Salus University, PCO. At the end of the first year of study at Salus University, PCO, and upon application to Gannon, students in the program will receive a bachelor's degree in Health Sciences from Gannon University. The degree of Doctor of Optometry will be awarded to students who complete the four year course of study at Salus University, PCO. 

    Program Options

    • Salus University 3+4 Accelerated Optometry Program

    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.