University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Biological Science [CALS] (Bachelor of Science)

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

The Biological Science B.S. core curriculum requires satisfactory completion of BCOR 011, BCOR 012 (Exploring Biology); BCOR 101 (Genetics); BCOR 102 (Ecology and Evolution); BCOR 103 (Molecular and Cell Biology); CHEM 031, CHEM 032, CHEM 141, CHEM 142; PHYS 011 and PHYS 012 or PHYS 031 and PHYS 042 (either sequence must include laboratory sections PHYS 021 and PHYS 022); MATH 019, MATH 020 or MATH 21, MATH 022; STAT 141 or STAT 211. In addition and in consultation with their academic advisor, students will design a course of study that includes an additional 26 credits of advanced life science electives.

Within the advanced elective courses, and excluding the BCOR courses, no more than eight credits at the 100-level may be applied to the major except with written permission from an advisor and not exceeding 3 100-level courses. From the advanced level electives, students must complete twelve credits from courses with a statistical component, three credits that stress oral communication and three credits that stress written communication. The advanced credits may include up to six credits of Undergraduate Research at the 200-level.

For more information contact the CALS Director of the program: Dr. Donald Stratton (



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