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Optometry Prerequisite Courses

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 110, 111, 112, 113
  2. Organic Chemistry: Chem 220, 221
  3. Biochemistry: Chem 370*
  4. General Biology: Biol 101, 102, 111, 112
  5. Calculus: Math 122 or 131
  6. General Physics: Phys 253, 254
  7. Reading & Composition: Engl 1100, 2207 (or equivalent)
  8. Microbiology: Biol 361**
  9. Physiology: Biol 351, 352
  10. Anatomy: Biol 335
  11. Statistics: Math 104
  12. Psychology: Psyc 1000
  13. Immunology: Biol 449

*Chem 222 and Chem 223 are prerequisites for this course

**Biol 202 is a prerequisite for this course