Mar 02, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Bachelor of Applied Vision Science

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The mission of the BAVS program is to engage students in a comprehensive 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.


The BAVS program will educate clinical and industrial practitioners who provide optimal clinical care and advance the profession of optometry.  Graduates of this program will develop expertise in behavioral optometry and contact lenses to meet the essential needs of eye care, such as blindness prevention, myopia control, and optimal quality of life.


The goals of the BAVS program are to:

  • Prepare optometry professionals for advanced clinical practice, public health, education, and research internationally.
  • Provide primary and specialty eye care that is essential to eye health and quality of life.
  • Foster an environment that promotes critical thinking, knowledge discovery, skills acquisition, practical applications, and dissemination of evidence-based research.
  • Promote a commitment to service through professional association involvement, community partnerships, and interprofessional collaborations.

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