Most colleges of optometry do not require a particular major. Students planning to attend an optometric college should choose a primary major that best fits their interests. Regardless of major, programs are looking for students who have done well in their coursework and demonstrated proficiency in natural science and mathematics curriculum. Be certain to incorporate all necessary prerequisite coursework into your degree either through your major or as electives. Some schools or colleges may prefer a Bachelor of Science degree. You should verify this for the institutions to which you plan to apply. It is also important that you demonstrate knowledge of the profession by gaining shadowing or volunteer experience and prove your leadership potential through involvement in various clubs and activities.