Program Description

Optometry Science


The Optometry Program is unique in that it is the first and only program at the level of private universities in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and the department was created as one of the departments of the College of Allied Medical Sciences in 2015. The department awards a bachelor’s degree in optometry upon the successful completion of (132) credit hours distributed over four academic years. The Department of Optometry was established to provide the opportunity for its graduates to work in optical centers, ophthalmology centers and optometry centers, in addition to eye clinics in hospitals.

Optometry Science

Number Of Credit Hours

4 (1)

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements of the Bachelor degree in the Optometry Science program include a High School Certificate or equivalent in the following:


  • Scientific
  • Scientific - Medical Field
  • Comprehensive Health Education

Job Opportunities

  • Customer Care Associate
  • Private Practitioner
  • Professor
  • Trainee Optometrist
  • Vision Consultant
  • Optometry Researcher

Study Plans and Program Files

Educational Objectives


Educational Objectives

PEO1. Provide students with the necessary cognitive adequacies.
PEO2. Developing the professional skills for students.
PEO3. Commitment to the business ethics.
PEO4. Meet the needs of local and regional labor market.
PEO5. Keeping pace with the latest technological developments in the labor market.
PEO6. Encouraging and developing the academic staff members’ competencies and the scientific research.
PEO7. Employing resources and clinics for serving the community.

Student Outcomes

  • A systematic understanding of the basic and clinical sciences relevant to the practice of optometry.
  • A range of transferable (key) skills.
  • Clinical competencies required for entry to the pre-registration period in optometry practice.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills, including effective use of relevant information technologies.
  • Awareness of the legal, ethical and commercial context of optometric practice.
  • Insight into research and scientific method.


Educational Objectives with Student Outcomes

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