University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Biochemistry Program

Contact Information

University of Vermont
Undergraduate Biochemistry Program
Department of Chemistry
Cook Physical Sciences Building
82 University Place
Burlington, VT 05405-0125

Phone: (802) 656-2594
Fax: (802) 656-8705

Web Site Link out of catalogue site.


Biochemistry is the basic science that explores the chemical and physical properties of living organisms and the chemical changes that occur in these organisms. It is integral to the study of multiple disciplines within the life and biomedical sciences, including biology, chemistry, microbiology, genetics, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, nutrition and food sciences, animal sciences, plant biology, and plant sciences. The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program offered through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) in conjunction with the College of Medicine (COM). It draws upon a broad set of university resources from CALS, CAS, and COM to provide students with a modern science-based education designed to emphasize fundamental knowledge of chemistry and biology along with advanced courses specializing in biochemistry and related life and biomedical sciences. The biochemistry curriculum offers students with a strong academic ability in the sciences an opportunity to explore upper-level courses in areas of modern biochemistry and is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to compete in the job market at the B.S. degree level as well as students planning to continue with advanced studies in a graduate or professional degree program.


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