As a leader of Christian colleges in Texas we understand the importance of a strong faith based education, but also the need for educational support within the community and other area universities.  Wayland Baptist University has created pre-professional programs that allow students to enhance their education and pursue higher degrees of learning for their future careers at these area universities.  Individuals interested in the variety of undergraduate degree programs such as Biology can pursue a traditional Bachelor of Science degree with Wayland. 

Those students who wish to further this degree into a field of Optometry and follow the Pre-Optometry curriculum and meet the qualitative entrance requirements of the University of Houston pursue four years of professional study in the College of Optometry beyond the pre-professional courses to receive the degree of Doctor of Optometry.

Students should apply with a baccalaureate degree containing the following prerequisite courses:
BIOL 1401 – General Biology I
BIOL 1402 – General Biology II
BIOL 3402 – Genetics
BIOL 3408 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 3409 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 3410 – Microbiology
CHEM 1401 – General Chemistry I
CHEM 1402 – General Chemistry II
CHEM 3403 – Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 3404 – Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 4402 – Biochemistry I
ENGL 1301 – Composition and Rhetoric
ENGL 1302 – Composition and Reading
MATH 1304 – College Algebra
MATH 1305 – Trigonometry
MATH 2306 – Calculus I
PHYS 1401 – General Physics I
PHYS 1402 – General Physics II