Kentucky College of Optometry at the University of Pikeville

Doctor of Optometry Early Admission Program

Kentucky College of Optometry at University of Pikeville

  • Three seats are reserved annually for qualifying E&H students. 

Admissions criteria*: 

  • Completion of core and pre-requisite coursework with a grade of “C” or better
  • 3.25 GPA  (Cumulative and Science) 
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Pre-Health Professions Committee Member
    • Pre-Health Advisor
    • Science faculty member
  • Score at or above 300 average on the Optometry Admission test by January 15th of the third year of study at Emory & Henry. 
  • Successful Interview

*This program is highly competitive, meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.


Prerequisite Coursework Credit hours
Calculus or two semesters of College Math 3-6 semester hours
Physics with Lab 8 semester hours
Biology or Zoology with Lab 8 semester hours
General Chemistry with Lab 8 semester hours
Organic Chemistry with Lab 4 semester hours
English  6 semester hours
Psychology 3 semester hours

Contact Info

For more information contact Dr. Beth Funkhouser 


Kentucky College of Optometry