Office of Pre-Health Advising BASIC ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR OPTOMETRY SCHOOL We recommend the following courses for Oxy students who are interested in optometry. Specific requirements vary among optometry schools. Please check official admissions requirements, for each school to which you plan to apply. OptomCAS: School and College Pre-requisities: http://www.optomcas.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10&Itemid=8 Biology: One year with labs Bio 115 General Zoology Bio 130 Cellular & Molecular Biology Chemistry: One year with labs Incoming frosh must take the Chemistry Placement Test online before enrolling. Chem 120 Chem 240 General Chemistry I (or Chem 130, AP General Chemistry with AP scores of 4 or 5) General Chemistry II Physics: One year with labs, taken sequentially Physics 115 General Physics I Physics 125 General Physics II or Physics 106, 110, and 120 in sequence Note: Oxy’s pre-req for physics is Calculus 2 College Math: One year Students take the Math Placement Test online before enrolling and are advised which Calculus courses to take. Calculus 1(Math 109, 110, or 114) Calculus 2 (Math 120 or 124) English: One year 2 semesters of Oxy’s core CSP courses are accepted. Additional courses from Writing and Rhetoric (WRD 201, 275) or English and Comparative Literature departments are highly recommended. Other recommended or required courses Anatomy (Kinesiology 300 I and 301 II) and/or Physiology (Kinesiology 307)* Microbiology (Bio 325 or 350) Biochemistry (Bio 222 or 349 for Biochem majors) Organic Chemistry: one term or one year (Chem 220, Chem 221) Statistics or Biostatistics (Math 146 or Bio 368) Psychology (Psych 102) UC Berkeley requires human anatomy (with lab), human physiology (with lab), microbiology, and biochemistry. Please work closely with your academic advisor and/or contact department chairs if you have any questions about scheduling your courses to ensure that you meet college core, major and minor requirements.