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University of Arizona

Optometry Prerequisites

University of Arizona

As listed in the 2015-2016 online 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. General Chemistry with lab CHEM 151, 152
  2. Organic Chemistry with lab CHEM 241A or 246A, and CHEM 243A
  3. General Biology with lab MCB 181R, MCB 181L, ECOL 182R, ECOL 182L
  4. General Physics with lab PHYS 102, 181, and PHYS 103, 182
  5. Biochemistry BIOC 462A
  6. Microbiology MIC 205A
  7. Immunology Immunology is not offered to undergraduates. Examples of recommended courses at local community colleges and accredited four-year institutions include: Pima Community College: MLT 231
  8. Anatomy with lab PSIO 201, 202
  9. Physiology with lab PSIO 201, 202
  10. Calculus MATH 125 or MATH 124 11. Statistics MATH 163
  11. Psychology PSY 101
  12. Reading and Comprehension ENGL 101, ENG 102 or equivalent