Students who aspire to become optometrists are considered to be on the "pre-optometry track." Mercer University students on the pre-optometry track must familiarize themselves with the track expectations and requirements detailed in the Pre-Optometry Track Fundamentals handbook and are encouraged to obtain track-specific advising from the pre-professional advisor in the Office of Academic and Advising Services.
Students need to be aware that the prerequisite coursework in the sciences is only offered on Mercer's Macon campus; students must apply to one of Mercer's colleges or schools located in Macon, Georgia to complete the pre-optometry track.
Students should also note that competency in mathematics at or above the calculus level is required to begin the chemistry and biology sequences at Mercer University. Students planning on following the pre-optometry track are therefore advised to take mathematics in high school at least through the pre-calculus level.