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The Southern College of Optometry Faculty defines the Optometry program goals and objectives. The Faculty refers to these as “Graduate Attributes” which describe the knowledge, skills, and professional attitudes they expect all the SCO graduates to attain. In 2017, the Faculty approved an update of the graduate attributes. The Graduate Attributes are listed below.
Graduates will have the foundational knowledge necessary to provide comprehensive optometric care.
Graduates will have the skills necessary to enter optometric practice and effectively serve their communities.
Professionalism and Ethics Goal
Graduates will embody professionalism and ethics in their optometric practice.