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Optometry Prerequisite Courses

Fresno 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 1A, 1B*
  2. Organic Chemistry: Chem 128A, 129A
  3. Biochemistry: Chem 150
  4. General Biology: Biol 1A, 1B, 1BL
  5. Calculus: Math 70 or Math 75
  6. General Physics: Physics 2A, 2B
  7. Reading & Composition: Engl 5A, 5B or equivalent
  8. Microbiology: Biol 120 (preferred) or Biol 20
  9. Physiology: Biol 64
  10. Anatomy: Biol 65
  11. Statistics: Math 101
  12. Psychology: Psych 10 or equivalent
  13. Immunology: Biol 157

*CSU Fresno requires Chem 1B as a prerequisite for Chem 128 A