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Biochemistry Courses

NOTE: This page contains all of the regular course descriptions for this discipline or program. Academic credit for each course is noted in parenthesis after the course title. Prerequisites (if any) and the general education requirements, both Core and All-College Requirements (ACRs), which each course fulfills (if any) are noted following each course description. Not all courses are offered every year. Check Merlin, our searchable course schedule, to see which courses are being offered in upcoming terms.

BCM 140 Nutrition (3.50)
A study of food, the nutrients in foods, their biochemical function, and how they interact in relation to physical and mental development and performance in humans. Laboratory required. Does not count towards the major in biochemistry, chemistry or biology. Prerequisites: One of BIO 100, CHM 100, or two years of H.S. science. Core: Science (Lab).

BCM 297 Internship (0.00-9.00)

BCM 365 Biochemistry (3.75)
Survey of the major classes of biological molecules. Enzyme kinetics and the major metabolic pathways are discussed. Laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 222 or CHM 216.

BCM 465 Advanced Biochemistry (4.00)
Current topics in biochemistry are studied, allowing students to synthesize previous biology, chemistry, and general education coursework. Ethical considerations in scientific research and recent primary literature are discussed. Research course. Prerequisite: BCM 365, BIO 340, or BIO 360. ACR: Leadership, Ethics, & Values.