Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Doctor of Optometry

Scholars Program

Course of Study

The Scholars program Doctor of Optometry degree curriculum is organized into the same ten educational modules as the traditional program. The modules represent an integrated sequence of the knowledge, skills and values expected to acquire entry-to-practice competencies. The curriculum overview graphic below summarizes the sequencing of the modules across the year round, 36 month program.

The academic year for the Scholars program is divided into four, 10-11 week quarter terms: summer quarter (May – August, except for the first year, where the summer quarter will run from June - August); fall quarter (August – October); winter quarter (November – February); and spring quarter (February – April).

Scholar's Program
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Summer Fall Winter Spring Summer Fall Winter Spring Summer Fall Winter Spring
Module 1            
  Module 2   Module 2          
  Module 3          
Module 4        
Module 5   Module 5     Module 5
Module 6        
Module 7        
                Module 8
    Module 9
Module 10 Module 10  
Traineeship Internship Externship

General detailed descriptions of the modules can be found under the Traditional program curriculum. More specifics on each individual module within each individual year will be available by the winter of 2013. If interested in more detailed information, please contact an admissions counselor at 800.824.6262 or the Dr. Melissa Trego, Associate Dean of the Scholars program at 215.780.1257.