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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 001A, 01LA, 001B, 01LB, 001C, 01LC
  • Organic Chemistry (Lecture and Lab): CHEM 008A, 08LA
  • Biochemistry (Lecture only, Lab preferred): BCH 100 or BCH 110A
  • General Biology (Lecture and Lab): BIOL 005A, 05LA, 005B, 005C
  • General Physics (Lecture and Lab): PHYS 002A, 02LA, 002B, 02LB, 002C, 02LC or PHYS 040A, 040B, 040C or PHYS 041A, 041B, 041C
  • Anatomy (Lecture only, Lab strongly recommended): BIOL 171*, 171L*
  • Human Physiology (Lecture and Lab): BIOL 171*, 171L*
  • Microbiology (Lecture only, Lab optional): MCBL 121
  • Calculus: MATH 009A or Equivalent
  • Statistics: STAT 100A or STAT 110 (preferred)
  • Reading & Comp: ENGLISH 001A, 001B, 001C or Equivalent
  • Psychology: PSYC 1 or Equivalent

*Note: BIOL 171 and 171L will satisfy both the Anatomy and Physiology requirements