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University of British Columbia

Optometry Prerequisites

University of British Columbia

As listed in the 2014-2015 Academic Calendar

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 111, 113 or 121, 123
  2. Organic Chemistry: CHEM 203, or CHEM 233 and 235
  3. General Biology: BIOL 112, 121, 140
  4. Calculus: MATH 102, 103 (highly recommended) or equivalent
  5. General Physics: PHYS 101, 102
  6. Reading & Comp: ENGL 110, 111 (or equivalent)
  7. Biochemistry: BIOL 201
  8. Microbiology: MICB 202
  9. Immunology: MICB 302
  10. Physiology: KIN 190*
  11. Anatomy: KIN 191*
  12. Statistics: BIOL 300 (or equivalent)
  13. Psychology: PSYC 100

*Note: KIN 190 and 191 taken together can satisfy both Anatomy & Physiology requirements

*Note: BIOL 153 (2 complete semesters) can satisfy both Anatomy & Physiology requirements Revised: 10/2014