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Santa Clara University

Optometry Prerequisites

Santa Clara University

As listed in 2015-2016 course descriptions

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 11, 12, 13
  2. Organic Chemistry: Chem 31
  3. Biochemistry: Chem 141
  4. General Biology: Bio 22, 23, 24, 25
  5. Calculus: Math 11
  6. General Physics: Physics 11, 12, 13
  7. English: Engl 1A, 2A, 11A (or equivalent)
  8. Microbiology: Bio 113
  9. Human Physiology: Bio 124
  10. Human Anatomy: Bio 104
  11. Statistics: Math 8
  12. Psychology: Psyc 1
  13. Immunology: Bio 114

*Bio110 not required, but recommended