Accelerated Degree Program Courses

To select courses for the accelerated degree program, students will work with their undergraduate and graduate advisor to determine which credits in the current undergraduate curriculum the accelerated degree program credits will replace. Following is a list of the 5000- and 6000-level courses from which students will elect their 12 credit hours for the accelerated degree program administered by Western Michigan University's Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies:

  • BLS 5770: Services for Persons who are Blind or Have Other Disabilities (one to two credits)
  • BLS 5880: Psychosocial Aspects of Disability (two credits)
  • BLS 5890: Medical and Functional Aspects of Disability (two credits)
  • BLS 5900: Physiology and Function of the Eye (two credit hours)
  • BLS 5950: Introduction to Orientation and Mobility (two to four credits)
  • BLS 5970: Principles of Low Vision (two credits)
  • BLS 6020: Gerontology in Orientation and Mobility and Rehabilitation Teaching (two credits)
  • BLS 6050: Practice in Low Vision (one credit)