University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Biochemistry

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Undergraduate

Please note that we are in the process of revising the course work and schedule and will update the website as soon as the new course work and schedule is finalized.

With the publication of the Human Genome and other discoveries describing the molecular basis of life, tremendous opportunities await students with the right background and training. Biochemists study the molecular interactions that guide many processes involved in living organisms. This includes exploring the underlying chemical and physical properties of these organisms, from metabolism and enzyme kinetics, to gene transfection and cellular signaling.

Students graduating from this program are well positioned for careers in a range of areas, including medicine, bio-medical research and teaching, and all of the many disciplines that encompass the molecular aspects of the life sciences. With the recent publication of the Human Genome and other discoveries describing the molecular basis of life, tremendous opportunities await those students with the right background and training. Don't just watch the future of science-join us and become part of the community of scientists making it happen!

Undergraduate Courses
Catalog Title Course Name Coordinator Description & Prerequisite(s)

BIOC 191 Fall (1 credit)

Undergraduate Research

Stephen Everse

Description: Participation in a research program currently being pursued by a faculty member of Department. Written report due at end of each semester.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 31, 32 or 35, and 36. Some programs may require additional courses in chemistry.

BIOC 192 Spring
(1 credit)

Undergraduate Research

Stephen Everse

Description: Participation in a research program currently being pursued by a faculty member of Department. Written report due at end of each semester.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 31, 32 or 35, 36. Some programs may require additional courses in chemistry.

BIOC 205 Fall (3 credits)

Biochemistry I

Jay Silveira

Description: Survey course covering the chemistry, structure, metabolism, and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 142, 144

BIOC 206 Spring
(3 credits)

Biochemistry II

John Burke

Chris Francklyn


Description: Survey course covering nucleic acids, protein synthesis, cellular and physiological control mechanisms.
Prerequisite(s): BIOC/CHEM/MMG 205

BIOC 207 Spring
(2 credits)

Biochemistry Laboratory

Stephen Everse

Jay Silveira

Description: Introduction to standard biochemical laboratory techniques.
Prerequisite(s): BIOC/CHEM/MMG 205 or concurrent enrollment in BIOC/CHEM/MMG 205.

BIOC 212 Spring & Fall (3 credits)

Biochemistry of Human Disease

Beth Bouchard

Description: Molecular approach to genetic, metabolic, and infectious diseases; recombinant DNA technology and medicine; molecular biology of cancer.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 042, CHEM 044 or CHEM 141.

BIOC 240 Alternate Spring, even years
(3 credits)

Introduction to Macromolecular Structure of Proteins and Nucleic Acids

Sylvie Doublié

Stephen Everse

Chris Francklyn


Description: An in depth examination and discussion of protein & nucleic acid structure; this course makes extensive use of computers to aid students in the visualization of structures.
Prerequisite(s)
: BIOL 1,2; Organic Chem; Jr standing; rec concurrent w/PHYS

BIOC 284 Spring
(1 credit)

Biochemistry Senior Seminar

Stephen Everse

Scott Morrical

Description: Oral and written presentaion of a subject of current biochemical interest.
Prerequisite(s)
: Senior status cross listed with CHEM 284, MMG 284.

BIOC 296 Spring
(1 credit)

Biochemistry Lab Discussion

Stephen Everse

Jay Silveira

Description: Weekly preparatory lecture for BIOC/CHEM/MMG 207.
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in BIOC/CHEM/MMG 207.

BIOC 296b Spring
(3 credits)

Nutritional Biochemistry

Robert Hondal

Description: Insight into nutritional biochemistry by examining popular diets. 
Prerequisite(s): PBIO 185, BIOC 205 or BIOC 212.

BIOC 296c
(Variable Credits)

Biochemistry Teaching Assistant

Stephen Everse

Jay Silveira

Description: Enhance biochemical knowledge by being a teaching assistant.
Prerequisite(s): You must have taken the course for which you wish to be a teaching assistant.

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