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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. Please contact us if you find discrepancies with our articulation; for instance, a change in the course number and title.

  • General Chemistry (Lecture and Lab): CHEM 2, 10
  • Organic Chemistry (Lecture and Lab): CHEM 8
  • Biochemistry (Lecture only, Lab preferred): CHEM 111
  • General Biology (Lecture and Lab): BIO 1, 1L, 2, 2L
  • General Physics (Lecture and Lab): PHYS 8, 9, or PHYS 18, 19
  • Anatomy (Lecture only, Lab strongly recommended): BIO 164
  • Human Physiology (Lecture and Lab): BIO 161
  • Microbiology (Lecture only, Lab optional): BIO 120
  • Calculus: MATH 11 or MATH 21
  • Statistics: BIO 175 or MATH 18 or MATH 32
  • Reading & Comp: WRI 1, 10 or WRI 30, 116 (preferred) or Equivalent
  • Psychology: PSY 1