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: Chem 1A, 1B, 1LA, 1LB
  • Organic Chemistry: Chem 8A and 8LA or Chem 8B and 8LB or Chem 8C and 8LC
  • Biochemistry: Bch 100 or BCH 110A
  • General Biology: Biol 5A, 5LA, 5B, 5C
  • Calculus: Math 9A (or equivalent)
  • General Physics: Phys 2A, 2B, 2C, 2LA, 2LB, 2LC (or 40 series and 41 series also accepted)
  • Reading & Composition: English 1A, 1B, 1C (or equivalent)
  • Microbiology: Mcbl 121 (optional: 121L)
  • Immunology: Biol 128
  • Anatomy: Biol 161A or Biol 171 and 171L*
  • Physiology: Biol 171* and 171L*
  • Statistics: Stat 100A or Stat 100B or Stat 110 (preferred)
  • Psychology: Psych 1 (or equivalent)

*Biol 171, 171L Satisfy Anatomy and Physiology prerequisites