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Optometry Prerequisite Courses

University of Southern California

As listed in the 2015-2016 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 105aLg-bL or CHEM 115aLg-bL
  2. Organic Chemistry: CHEM 322abL or 325abL BISC 330L or CHEM 521
  3. General Biology: BISC 120Lg or 121Lg
  4. Calculus: MATH 125 (or equivalent)
  5. General Physics: PHYS 135abL or PHYS 161L-163L
  6. Reading & Comp: WRIT 120, 150 (or equivalent)
  7. Microbiology: BISC 300L
  8. Immunology: BISC 450L
  9. Physiology: BISC 307L
  10. Anatomy: HBIO 301L
  11. Statistics: BISC 305
  12. Psychology: PSYC 100g (or equivalent)