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Ramapo College Office of Admissions

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About Optometry

Do you dream of being in a busy hospital setting working with ER patients or in an operating room assisting a surgeon? How about working in Labor and Delivery assisting with the birth of a child or helping a patient recover from surgery? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then our Nursing major is for you.

Nursing students at Ramapo College enjoy state of the art facilities including Nursing skills labs and simulation labs that allow our students to practice on artificial patients and analyze their performance with their professor. Additional facilities will soon be completed in our new Adler Center for Nursing Excellence, which is scheduled for completion in 2015.


Upon the completion of the fourth year, you will receive your B.S. degree in Biology from Ramapo College. After three more years, you then receive the O.D. degree from SUNY College of Optometry. Armed with your O.D. degree, you can work in a variety of medical settings such as in hospitals or in a private practice.

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Optometrists$71,060 - $155,290

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

As a Biology major first, you’ll find well-equipped modern laboratories at Ramapo, which includes computer rooms, computerized biology and physiology labs, and a student research lab, so you can explore the many aspects of biology through your courses and as a participant in faculty research.

Want to hang out with other pre-med and pre-health students? Come join our Pre-Med Club or our medical honors fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon.