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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 111A, 111B
  2. Organic Chemistry: Chem 220A, 320L
  3. Biochemistry: Chem 448 (preferred) or Chem 302
  4. General Biology: Biol 211, 211L, 212, 212L
  5. Calculus: Math 122 (preferred) or Math 119A
  6. General Physics: Physics 100A and 100B
  7. English: Engl 101, 102 or equivalent
  8. Microbiology: Micr 200 or 211
  9. Anatomy: Biol 208
  10. Physiology: Biol 207
  11. Statistics: Biol 260 or Stat 108
  12. Psychology: Psych 100 or equivalent
  13. Immunology: Biol 430