CVS offers a number of opportunities for undergraduates to learn about and participate in vision research. We offer two minors in visual science, one requiring five courses and the other, a research minor, requiring two regular courses, a special independent study in contemporary vision science, and two semesters of research in a CVS faculty member's lab. Faculty in CVS teach a large number of courses in vision science and related areas, including courses in the neural foundations of vision, in perception and action, and in computer vision. Faculty welcome students into their labs to participate in research and often offer jobs as part or full-time research assistants.
For students outside the University of Rochester, CVS offers a summer-long Research Fellowship program. CVS provides travel expenses for non-local fellowship students. Summer fellows are given a stipend to support their living expenses in Rochester. The program places fellows in individual CVS members' labs in which they pursue a sponsored research project, and includes lectures, laboratory demos, and group activities.