University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Biological Science [CALS] (Bachelor of Science)

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

The Biological Science B.S. core curriculum requires satisfactory completion of both BCOR 011/BCOR 012 (Exploring Biology) or BCOR 021; BCOR 101 (Genetics); BCOR 102 (Ecology and Evolution); BCOR 103 (Molecular and Cell Biology); CHEM 031, CHEM 032, CHEM 141, CHEM 142; PHYS 011/PHYS 012, or PHYS 051/ PHYS 152 (either sequence must include laboratory sections PHYS 021 and PHYS 022); MATH 019, MATH 020 or MATH 021, 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 twenty-six 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 three 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