Doctor of Optometry
The primary mission of the Michigan College of Optometry is to educate and train professional students who, upon graduation, are able to provide the diagnostic and treatment services which characterize the general practice of optometry. The Doctor of Optometry program is a four year professional degree program which admits 36 students annually. Admission is competitive and the health sciences curriculum is rigorous. The Michigan College of Optometry is accredited through the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE). The next ACOE visit is 2013-2014. For more information: ACOE
Post Doctorate Residency Training
The Michigan College of Optometry is well known throughout the health care professions for graduating highly skilled Doctors of Optometry. However, some graduates wish to specialize in certain aspects of eye care which requires an additional year of clinical training in the desired specialty area. The Michigan College of Optometry offers seven post-doctoral residency programs. Dr. Bruce Morgan is the Chief of Residencies.
Bachelor of Science in Vision Science
The Michigan College of Optometry awards the Bachelor of Science in Vision Science
degree at the conclusion of the first year in the professional degree program to those
students who are eligible. Students not already in the possession of a Bachelor's
degree are eligible to receive the degree upon successful completion of the required
first year optometry courses and upon having satisfied all the general education course
requirements as set forth by the University
http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/academics/gened/courses.html. Only students enrolled in the Michigan College of Optometry are eligible recipients of this degree.
Post Graduate Continuing Education
The Michigan College of Optometry plays an integral role in the development of the profession in the state, Great Lakes region, and nation. Part of the college's responsibilities is to provide continuing education to optometrists who have already graduated from MCO or one of the other 20 optometry programs in the United States. The Michigan College of Optometry offers continuing education programs at the Big Rapids campus and the faculty are frequently sought out to provide educational courses for CE programs across the nation.