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Optometry Prerequisites

As listed in the 2015-2016 catalog

The following is a list of recommended courses at this institution that will fulfill the minimum prerequisites for Berkeley Optometry. Advanced upper-division courses in these subjects may be substituted for any of the lower division courses listed below. Courses have to be taken for a letter grade. Courses for which AP credit was received may be counted as long as they are listed on your college transcript. Our office has updated these courses to the best of our knowledge based upon the school catalog.

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  1. General Chemistry: Chem 1101, 1102, 1103
  2. Organic Chemistry: Chem 3301
  3. Biochemistry: Chem 3400 or Chem 4411 (4430 optional)
  4. General Biology: Bio 1401, 1402, 1403
  5. Calculus: Math 1304
  6. General Physics: Physics 2701, 2702, 2703
  7. English: Writing 1001, 1002 and one more equivalent
  8. Microbiology: Bio 3405
  9. Physiology: Bio 2020 or 2021
  10. Anatomy: Bio 2010 or 2011
  11. Statistics: Stat 1000
  12. Psychology: Psychology 1000
  13. Immunology: Bio 4430