College of Optometry
505 J. D. Armistead Building
713-743-2040 or 800-282-8426

The Texas Optometry Career Opportunities Program or TEXOCOP helps recruit and retain optometry students. It is designed to provide experience, information, and guidance for promising college students interested in careers in the field of optometry. The program includes a six-week summer session and year-long advising and counseling to increase academic skills for prospective students.

The TEXOCOP Summer Program immerses students in an intense, pre-health-profession curriculum and enriches the experience with practical and clinical activities. Workshops, field trips, panels, and seminars increase participants' knowledge about the profession and strategies for achieving career goals. UHCO faculty members and students provide didactic instruction and informal mentoring for TEXOCOP students. To apply for participation in TEXOCOP, contact the College of Optometry Office of Student Affairs and Admissions.