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, 1M, 1C, 1N
  • Organic Chemistry:┬áChem 8A and 8AL or Chem 8B and 8M or Chem 110 and 110L
  • General Biology: BIOL 20A, 20B, 20C, 20L
  • General Physics: PHYS 5A, AL, 5B, 5M, 5C, 5N; or PHYS 6A, 6L, 6B, 6M, 6C, 6N
  • Biochemistry BIOL 100
  • Microbiology METX 119
  • Immunology BIOL 111A
  • Anatomy: METX135
  • Physiology: BIOL 130 and 130L
  • Calculus: Math 11A or Math 11B or Math 22
  • Statistics AMS 5 or 7
  • Psychology: PSYC 1
  • Reading and Composition: Any 3 writing intensive courses


*UCSC does not offer Anatomy courses this year. Examples of recommended courses at local community colleges and
accredited four-year institutions include: Cabrillo College: BIO-4 and BIO-4L