University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Biochemistry [CAS] (Bachelor of Science)

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

The biochemistry core requires satisfactory completion of BCOR 011, BCOR 012 (Introductory Biology); MATH 021, MATH 022 (Calculus); PHYS 051, PHYS 152 (Physics); CHEM 035, CHEM 036 (Introductory Chemistry); CHEM 143, CHEM 144 (Organic Chemistry); CHEM 162 (Thermodynamics); BIOC 205/CHEM 205/MMG 205, BIOC 206/CHEM 206/MMG 206, and BIOC 207/CHEM 207/MMG 207 (Biochemistry); BIOC 284/CHEM 284/MMG 284 (Senior Seminar) or HON 275, HON 276 (Honors: Biochemistry); BCOR 101 (Genetics); BCOR 103 (Cell Biology); and nine credits of advanced biochemistry-related electives. In addition, students must select one course from the following group of intermediate-level laboratory electives: CHEM 121 (Quantitative Analysis), MMG 104 (Introduction to Recombinant DNA Technology), MMG 201 (Molecular Cloning Laboratory), BIOL 204 or BIOL 205 (Advanced Genetics Laboratory). Students may substitute BIOL 001, BIOL 002 for BCOR 011, BCOR 012; PHYS 011, PHYS 012 with PHYS 021, PHYS 022 for PHYS 051, PHYS 152; CHEM 031, CHEM 032 for CHEM 035, CHEM 036; and CHEM 141, CHEM 142 for CHEM 143, CHEM 144. However, the program of study recommended above will provide a better preparation for advanced course work in biochemistry.

Students completing the B.S. in Biochemistry may not also receive the B.A. with a chemistry major in either the Biomolecular or Environmental concentrations.