Students who meet the requirements for admission to the university as freshmen and sophomores may select the preoptometry program in the College of Natural Science as their major preference. Students who are enrolled in the preoptometry program are enrolled in the undergraduate university division, but receive academic advising through the college. University regulations require that a student who has arrived at junior standing must select a major leading to a baccalaureate degree. The College of Natural Science does not offer a bachelor’s degree program for preoptometry students. Therefore, upon reaching junior standing, students who have been enrolled in the preoptometry program must be admitted to a major in either the College of Natural Science or in another college in order to complete the requirements for a bachelor's degree, regardless of whether they have completed the requirements for the preoptometry program.
All preprofessional students must pick a major in order to graduate from MSU. Premedical, predental, and preoptometry are not majors, but are MSU codes for students who are not sure which major they plan to pursue and want to indicate interest in a human health career after graduating from MSU.
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