Vision science is a broad and growing field. It encompasses numerous disciplines, such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, molecular, cellular, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, optics, psychophysics, eye movements, perception, color vision, engineering, and computational vision, among others.
The mission of the Vision Science Graduate Program is to provide opportunities for graduate students to advance knowledge in vision science, develop research expertise in advanced experimental approaches and state-of-the-art research skills, gain empirical experience in knowledge dissemination through scientific writing and research presentations, and prepare for careers in academic institutions, governmental research/regulation sectors, or private corporations.
The Master of Education/Vision Function in Learning (MEd/VFL) program is designed for optometrists and optometry students who wish to extend their knowledge of vision problems as they relate to children's reading and learning processes.
The College of Optometry at Pacific University offers a Bachelor of Applied Vision Science (BAVS) degree in collaboration with institutions in China. It engages students in the study of the visual system, with an emphasis on behavioral optometry. This degree is designed to prepare a student for opportunities in clinical, corporate, and other professional settings in China.