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.

  • General Chemistry: Chem 14A, 14B, 14BL, or 20A, 20B, 20L
  • Organic Chemistry: Chem14C and CL or Chem 30A and AL or Chem 30B and BL
  • Biochemistry: Chem 153A
  • General Biology: Life Sciences 1, 2, 3, 3A*
  • Calculus: Math 3A or Math 31A (or equivalent)
  • General Physics: Physics 6A, 6B, 6C or 1A, 1B, 1C, 4AL, 4BL
  • Reading and Composition: English 4W and any class with a ‘W’, or equivalent
  • Microbiology: MIMG 10 or MIMG 101 (Optional: MIMG 103L)
  • Immunology: MIMG 185A
  • Anatomy: IB Phy/Phy Sci 13 or 107
  • Physiology: IB Phy/Phy Sci 3 or 166 or 111A and 111L
  • Statistics: Stat 10 or 13 (preferred), or Psych 100A
  • Psychology: Psych 10 (or equivalent)

*Life Science 4 recommended, but not required