The Bachelor of Science in Visual Science (BSVS) is an accelerated pathway for exceptional students to enter the doctor of optometry (OD) program prior to obtaining a bachelor’s degree.


Motivated students who have completed all required optometry prerequisites, 90 semester credits total, including at least 12 semester credits each of humanities and social sciences, may be admitted to the College of Optometry OD program and will be awarded the BSVS after completing all coursework in the first year OD curriculum in good academic standing. All course work must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to apply towards the BSVS prerequisites. They also must meet other general degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Visual Science.