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The BSVS is for highly motivated, well qualified students who want to fast-track their optometry education. Students pursuing this option would be able to complete both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree in a total of seven years, reducing both the time to career entry and total cost of education by one year. Candidates would complete the general education requirements for a Bachelor of Science and the OD prerequisites in the first three years of their undergraduate career. Then, if admitted to the Ohio State College of Optometry, the courses taken in the first year of the OD program would be applied to the BSVS and the degree would be awarded in the spring of that year, thus allowing students to graduate with their undergraduate cohort. Students would then complete the remaining three years of the OD program.
Students interested in pursuing this option should work with the pre-health advisors in the College of Arts and Sciences on the following steps:
*Only open to students enrolled in the College of Optometry
The Integrated Major in Math and English (IMME) is a an innovative program designed to prepare students with high-level skills in both Mathematics and English stressing an integrated, complementary mastery of these disciplines. Four Mathematics concentration areas are available: Finance/Actuarial, Applied, Math Pre-Education, and Theoretical. These are combined with a strong foundation in English including composition and methods, and an opportunity for students to choose electives matching their interests.
IMME majors take a capstone course that provides an opportunity to integrate and apply the full range of knowledge and skills they have acquired through their previous coursework to real-world practice. This capstone course combines both professional development and leadership seminars and a capstone project on a topic chosen from real-world challenges submitted from community and industry partners. Students who complete this capstone course will have a broader understanding of their own personal strengths and which jobs might require their particular set of skills, thus resulting in a student who is more prepared for entering the workforce.
Statistics, the science of decision making under uncertainty, is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States. By understanding statistics, you can make sound decisions based on data and models of the world. The study of statistics encompasses study design and the collection, assessment and curation of data; the building of formal statistical models to capture an abstraction of reality; and the rules of probability upon which those models rest.
In Ohio State's statistics program, students will explore each of these areas in their course work. They will also develop statistical, computational and numerical skills that are applicable in fields including agriculture, business, education, science and engineering, finance, medicine, and the social sciences.
Upon completion of the statistics program, students will:
At Ohio State, "pre-health" is not a major. It is an officially-recognized area of academic interest. Identifying your pre-professional interest will enable your college advisor, your major advisor, and your pre-professional advisor to provide you with a wide range of support to realize your goals. Interested in health professions such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, or physical therapy? Besides providing basic information on such careers, the purpose of the pre-health program is to help current or prospective Ohio State students locate a pre-health advisor on campus.
This is a designation for those who seek admission to health professional programs, usually upon completion of a baccalaureate (BA, BS, etc.) degree. While the “well-known” fields including medicine and dentistry continue to draw interest, we encourage students to explore other options—all of which lead to satisfying careers in which one can make a difference.
The term pre-health can also refer to students interested in four-year degree programs that lead directly to health careers upon graduation. To name a few, these include nursing, dental hygiene, medical technology, and medical dietetics. (All of these programs are available at Ohio State.)
An excellent starting point to explore health career possibilities is the online Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Students are drawn to the health professions for many reasons. Some have relatives or parents who are actively involved as physicians, nurses, researchers, optometrists, dentists, etc. This was their first introduction to the health professions, and they have experienced it first hand. Other students have an inner “call” or sense of responsibility to become care-givers and healers to those who need health assistance and direction. Still other students have their first interaction with the health professions through interaction with other students in their science majors, research experience, and the support groups/clubs associated with their majors. Many are seeking a career where they can serve their community and country as responsible citizens, and enjoy their chosen field as a day-to-day activity.