University of Vermont

Integrated Biological Science

Advanced LIfe Science Electives

Advanced Life Science Electives

In year two, you meet with your advisor to map a plan of study for completing your higher-level courses. The plan is signed by both the advisor and you and becomes a part of your student record. The upper level courses listed below are pre-approved to count toward the Advanced Life Science requirement for the B.S. degree in Biological Science.

When a course also meets one or more of the degree requirements for "Q" (Quantitative), "O" (Oral), and/or "W" (Written) components, notations are provided in the skillset column below. Out of 26 Advanced Life Science Elective credit hours, at least 12 credits must have a quantitative component, at least 3 credits must cover oral communication, and at least 3 credits must satisfy written communication.  A blank in the skillset column indicates that it is unknown whether this course fulfills any of the skillset requirements; consult with one of the Integrated Biological Science program directors.  A * indicates an assignment is optional; a student would need to complete the assignment to earn the skillset credit.

The following list may not fully reflect current offerings or options for fulfilling the Advance Life Science requirement.  If you are interested in taking a course not on this list, consult with one of the Integrated Biological Science program directors to determine whether it can be used to fulfill the degree's Advanced Life Science Elective requirement.


Course Course Name Skillset Category
ASCI 110  Animal Nutrition, Metabolism and Feeding [Q, O, W] Organismal
ASCI 117  Horse Health and Disease [-, -, -] Organismal
ASCI 118  Applied Animal Health [-, O, W] Organismal
ASCI 141  Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals [-, -, W] Organismal
ASCI 168  Animal Genetics [-, -, W] Cellular
ASCI 215  Physiology of Reproduction [Q, O, W] Mixed
ASCI 216  Endocrinology [Q, O, W] Cellular
ASCI 220  Lactation Physiology [Q, O, W] Organismal
ASCI 272  Adv. Topics:  Zoos, Exotics, and Endangered Species [-, -, -] Organismal
ASCI 297  Advanced Special Topics; as appropriate variable Organismal
BIOC 205  Biochemistry (Crosslisted with CHEM 205 & MMG 205) Cellular
BIOC 206  Biochemistry II (Crosslisted with CHEM 206 & MMG 206) [-, O, W] Cellular
BIOC 207  Biochemistry Lab (Crosslisted with CHEM 207 & MMG 207) Cellular
BIOC 263 Nutritional Biochemistry [Q, O, W]
BIOC 295A Fundamentals of Biochemistry
BIOC 295B Advanced Biochemistry of Human Disease    
BIOL 202  Quantitative Biology [Q, ?, ?] Organismal
BIOL 204  Advanced Genetics Laboratory [Q, O, W] Cellular
BIOL 205  Advanced Genetics Laboratory [Q, -, W] Cellular
BIOL 209  Field Zoology [-, O, -] Organismal
BIOL 217  Mammalogy [Q, -, W] Organismal
BIOL 223  Developmental Biology [-, -, -] Mixed
BIOL 225  Physiological Ecology [Q, O, W] Organismal
BIOL 254  Population Genetics [Q, -, -] Organismal
BIOL 255  Comparative Physiology [Q, O, W] Organismal
BIOL 261  Neurobiology (Crosslisted with ANNB 261) [Q, -, W] Cellular
BIOL 263  Genetics of Cell Cycle Regulation [Q, O, W] Cellular
BIOL 264  Community Ecology [Q, O, W] Community
BIOL 265  Developmental Molecular Genetics [Q, O, W] Mixed
BIOL 266  Neurodevelopment [Q, O, W] Organismal
BIOL 269  Plant-Animal Interactions [Q, O, W] Organismal
BIOL 270  Speciation and Phylogeny [Q, -, -] Organismal
BIOL 271  Evolution [Q, -, W] Organismal
BIOL 275  Human Genetics [Q, O, -] Cellular
BIOL 276  Behavioral Ecology [S, -, W] Organismal
BIOL 277  Sociobiology [-, -, W] Community
BIOL 280  Molecular Ecology [Q, -, -] Cellular
BIOL 286  Forensic DNA Analysis [Q, O, W] Cellular
BIOL 288  Seminar in Forensic Biology [-, -, -] Cellular
BIOL 295/296 --any-- variable
CSD 281  Cognitive Neuroscience [-, -, W] Community
ENSC 130  Global Environmental Assessment   Community
ENSC 160  Pollutant Movement Through Air, Land, and Water [Q, O, W] Community
ENSC 201  Recovery and Restoration of Altered Ecosystems Community
ENSC 202  Ecological Risk Assessment   Community
FOR 223  Multi-Resource Silviculture [Q, O, W] Community
FOR 235  Forest Ecosystem Health   Community
MATH 268  Mathematical Biology and Ecology (crosslisted with CSYS 268) [Q, -, -] Community
MLRS 242  Immunology [Q, -, W] Cellular
MLRS 281  Applied Molecular Biology [-, O, W] Cellular
MLS 222 Clinical Chemistry II [Q, O, W]  
MLS 231  Hematology [Q, O, W] Cellular
MLS 255  Clinical Microbiology II [-, -, -] Cellular
MMG 101  Microbiology and Infectious Diseases   Organismal
MMG 104  Introduction to Recombinant DNA [Q, O, -] Cellular
MMG 201  Molecular Cloning Lab [Q, O, W] Cellular
MMG 203  Mammalian Cell Culture in Molecular Biology [Q, O, -] Cellular
MMG 211  Prokaryotic Molecular Genetics [Q, O, W] Cellular
MMG 220  Environmental Microbiology Cellular
MMG 222  Clinical Microbiology Cellular
MMG 223  Immunology [-, -, W*] Cellular
MMG 225  Eukaryotic Virology Cellular
MMG 230 Adv Studies in Emerging Infectious Diseases Cellular
MMG 231  Programming for Bioinformatics Cellular
MMG 232  Methods in Bioinformatics [Q, O, W] Cellular
MMG 233  Genetics and Genomics [Q, O, -] Cellular
MMG 240  Macromolecular Structure, Protein & Nucleic Acid [Q, O, -] Cellular
NFS 143  Nutrition in the Lifecycle [-, -, W] Organismal
NFS 163  Sports Nutrition [-, -, W] Organismal
NFS 203  Food Microbiology [Q, O, W] Cellular
NFS 243 Advanced Nutrition [Q, -, W]  
NR 250  Limnology Community
NR 260  Wetlands Ecology & Management Community
NR 268 Soil Ecology (crosslisted with PSS 268) Community
NR 280  Stream Ecology   Community
NSCI 110  Exploring Neuroscience [Q, -, W] Organismal
NSCI 225 Human Neuroanatomy
NSCI 255 Neuroregeneration [Q, O, W]
NSCI 270  Diseases of the Nervous System [-, O, W] Organismal
PBIO 104  Plant Physiology [Q, O, W] Organismal
PBIO 108  Morphology & Evolution of Vascular Plants [-, -, W] Organismal
PBIO 109  Plant Systematics [-, -, -] Organismal
PBIO 117  Plant Pathology Organismal
PBIO 151 Plant Anatomy [-, -, -]
PBIO 177 Biology of Fungi
PBIO 185  Survey of Biochemistry [Q, -, W] Cellular
PBIO 187  Survey of Biochemistry Laboratory [Q, O, W] Cellular
PBIO 195 Intermediate Special Topics variable
PBIO 209  Biology of Ferns [-, -, W] Organismal
PBIO 232  Botany Field Trip [-, -, -] Community
PBIO 241  Tropical Plant Systematics [-, O*, W*] Organismal
PBIO 261  Plant Growth & Development [-, -, W] Organismal
PBIO 275  Global Change Biology [Q, O, W] Community
PBIO 294 Ecological Modeling [Q, -,-]
PBIO 295/296 Advanced Special Topics; as appropriate variable  
PHRM 200 Medical Cannabis [Q, -, W]
PHRM 201  Introduction to Pharmacology [Q, -, W] Celllular
PHRM 240  Molecules and Medicine [-, -, -] Celllular
PHRM 272  Toxicology [-, -, -] Cellular
PHRM 290  Topics in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology [Q*, -, W*] Cellular
PSS 106  Entomology and Pest Management  [-, -, -] Organismal
PSS 112  Weed Ecology & Management [-, O, W] Community
PSS 124/195  Agroecology of Vegetable Crops [Q, O, W]
PSS 138  Commercial Plant Propagation Organismal
PSS 143 Forage and Pasture Mgmnt [-, O, W]
PSS 154 Composting Ecology and Management [-, O, W]
PSS 161  Fundamentals of Soil Science Community
PSS 232 Biological Control [Q, O, W]
PSS 268  Soil Ecology (crosslisted with NR 268) [Q, O, W] Community
PSS 269  Soil/Water Pollution & Bioremediation [-, O, W] Community
PSYS 115 Biological Psychology [-, -, -] Organismal
PSYS 215 Physiological Psychology [Q, -, W] Organismal
PSYS 216 Psychopharmacology [Q*, -, W*] Organismal
PSYS 217 Animal Behavior [Q, O, W] Organismal
PSYS 218  Hormones and Behavior [Q, O, W] Organismal
PSYS 219 Selected Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience [Q, -, W] Organismal
WFB 130  Ornithology   Organismal
WFB 131  Field Ornithology [-, -, -] Organismal
WFB 150  Wildlife Habitat and Population Measurements Community
WFB 161  Fisheries Biology and Techniques [Q, -, W] Organismal
WFB 174  Principles of Wildlife Management Organismal
WFB 195 Special Topics; as appropriate variable Organismal
WFB 224  Conservation Biology Community
WFB 232  Ichthyology [-, -, W] Organismal
WFB 261 Fisheries Management [Q, O, W] Organismal
WFB 271  Wetlands Wildlife Organismal
WFB 275  Wildlife Behavior [Q, -, W] Organismal
WFB 279  Marine Ecology [-, O, W] Community
WFB 283 Terrestrial Wildlife [Q, O, W] Organismal

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