Southern College of Optometry

Memphis, TN
1245 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2211
901-722-3200

Southern College of Optometry (SCO) is a private optometry school in Memphis, Tennessee. It is one of only 22 schools of optometry in the United States and is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education. SCO was founded in 1932 and has an enrollment of over 500 students. The college offers a four-year Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree as well as a two-year Master of Science in Vision Science (MSVS) degree.

The curriculum at SCO emphasizes the clinical aspects of optometry and prepares students for a career in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. The first two years of the OD program are focused on didactic coursework, while the last two years are spent completing clinical rotations. SCO has a state-of-the-art facility that includes a full-service eye clinic, vision rehabilitation center, and on-campus housing.

SCO is committed to providing its students with a well-rounded education and offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including student organizations, intramural sports, and service opportunities. The college also has a strong commitment to research and offers several research fellowships to its students.

Graduates of SCO are prepared to enter the workforce as competent and compassionate eye care professionals. They are prepared to sit for the national board exams and are eligible to apply for licensure in all 50 states. SCO graduates have a strong track record of success and are highly sought-after by employers.

Quick Facts

Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Main Website: https://www.sco.edu/

Financial Aid: https://www.sco.edu/financial-aid