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Optometry Prerequisites

University of Washington

As listed in the Fall 2015 Online 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: CHEM 120, 220, 221 or CHEM 142, 152, 162 or CHEM 145, 155, 165
  2. Organic Chemistry: CHEM 237- 239 and 241-242
  3. Biochemistry: BIOC 405 or 440
  4. General Biology: BIOL 180, 200, 220
  5. Calculus: MATH 124 or 134 (or equivalent)
  6. General Physics: PHYS 114-119 or PHYS 121-123
  7. Reading & Comp: ENGL 111, 121, 131 (or equivalent)
  8. Microbiology: MICROM 301 (302 optional lab)
  9. Immunology: IMMUN 441
  10. Physiology: BIOL 118, 119
  11. Anatomy: BIOL 453 or B STR 301*
  12. Statistics: BIOST 502 or 514 or STAT 220 or 221
  13. Psychology: PSYCH 101 (or equivalent)

*UW does not offer anatomy lab to undergraduates. You must fulfill the lab requirement for anatomy at another institution