School of Humanities and Sciences

Biochemistry Courses

BIOC 19100 - Research in Biochemistry LA NS
BIOC 19200 - Research in Biochemistry LA NS

After consultation with a faculty member doing biochemical research, the student undertakes a research problem under the guidance of that faculty member. Prerequisites: Permission of the faculty member. 1-3 credits.

BIOC 21100 - Essentials of Biochemistry LA NS

The structure of carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins; the metabolism of amino acids, fatty acids, and sugars; and the structure and function of biological membranes. Prerequisites: CHEM 11100 and CHEM 11200. Not open to students who have completed BIOC 35300. 3 credits. (F,Y)

BIOC 29100 - Research in Biochemistry LA NS
BIOC 29200 - Research in Biochemistry LA NS

After consultation with a faculty member doing biochemical research, the student undertakes a research problem under the guidance of that faculty member. Prerequisites: Permission of the faculty member. 1-3 credits.

BIOC 35300 - Biochemistry I LA NS

Introduction to biochemistry, including consideration of protein, enzyme, carbohydrate, and lipid structure and function, and metabolism of sugars, fatty acids, and amino acids. Mechanisms of reactions and control of pathways are stressed. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 23200. 3 credits. (F,Y)

BIOC 35400 - Biochemistry II: Molecular Biology of the Gene LA NS

The structure of nucleic acids and chromosomes, replication of DNA, mutation and repair, DNA recombination, transcription, RNA processing, translation, gene regulation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, genes and development, and molecular medicine will be covered. Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: BIOC 35300 or BIOL 22700 or BIOL 35400. 4 credits. (S,Y)

BIOC 39100 - Research in Biochemistry LA NS
BIOC 39200 - Research in Biochemistry LA NS

After consultation with a faculty member doing biochemical research, the student undertakes a research problem under the guidance of that faculty member. Prerequisites: Permission of the faculty member. 1-3 credits.

BIOC 42500 - Biochemistry Laboratory LA NS

Selected experiments, including isolation and purification of an enzyme, proof of its purity, and its mechanism of action. Emphasis is placed on techniques and methods currently used in biochemical research. Prerequisites: BIOC 35400 (may be taken concurrently). 3 credits. (F,Y)

BIOC 48100 - Current Topics in Biochemistry LA NS

Discussion of major research areas of current interest. Topics change from year to year, but may include genetic engineering and cloning techniques, mechanisms of carcinogenesis, toxicology, immunology, and gerontology. Prerequisites: BIOC 35300. 3 credits. (S,Y)

BIOC 49100 - Research in Biochemistry LA NS
BIOC 49200 - Research in Biochemistry LA NS

After consultation with a faculty member doing biochemical research, the student undertakes a research problem under the guidance of that faculty member. Prerequisites: Permission of the faculty member. 1-3 credits.

BIOC 49700 - Honors Research in Biochemistry LA NS
BIOC 49800 - Honors Research in Biochemistry LA NS

After consultation with a selected honors committee from biology and chemistry faculty, the student undertakes a research project under the guidance of a faculty member. An honors thesis and an oral defense of the thesis are required. Prerequisites: Admission to honors program; 3 credits of research at level 3 or above. 3-4 credits.