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UC Berkeley Extension

Optometry Prerequisites

UC Berkeley Extension

As listed in the 2015-2016 Course 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. Biology (with labs): MCELLBI X15A, MCELLBI X15.1A, and INTEGBI X15B, INTEGBI X15.1B 2. General Chemistry (with labs): CHEM X19A, CHEM X19.1A, and CHEM X19B, CHEM X19.1B
  2. Organic Chemistry (with lab): CHEM X36A, CHEM X36.1A
  3. Physics (with labs): PHYSICS X3A, PHYSICS X3.1A, and PHYSICS X3B, PHYSICS X3.1B 5. Biochemistry: MCELLBI X115A
  4. Microbiology: MCELLBI X134
  5. Human Anatomy (with lab): INTEGBI X104 and INTEGBI X108

8: Human Physiology (with lab): INTEGBI X109 and MCELLBI X406.1

  1. Immunology: MCELLBI X110
  2. Psychology: PSYCH XBW1
  3. Reading and Comprehension: Any writing-intensive courses
  4. Calculus: MATH X1A or MATH XB16A
  5. Statistics: STAT XB2 or MCELLBI X471