Vision Science

Vision science encompasses all facets of the visual process, including anatomy, biochemistry, optics and physiology of the eye. Students may also take courses in the behavioral sciences, applied mathematics and engineering. Read on for education and career options in this field.

Inside Vision Science

Vision science is an interdisciplinary study of visual systems and perception and incorporates many disciplines, including optometry, ophthalmology, molecular genetics, neuroscience and physiological optics. A vision science program educates students in the study of vision from the perspectives of computer science, cognitive psychology and psychophysics. Educational programs give students an opportunity to improve and advance human visual health.

Education Information

Bachelor's Degree Details

At the undergraduate level, students may enroll in a Bachelor of Science in Vision Science. A program may feature a pre-optometry pathway that prepares student to apply to professional programs, such as optometry, dentistry and medicine. Students participate in optometry clinics and can work in outpatient facilities and outreach programs.

Master's Degree Details

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