BCM 3880: Biochemistry Junior Seminar

Students complete a senior research proposal, which is submitted to the biochemistry faculty for review and approval. Students also attend research seminars presented by faculty and guest speakers. Required for juniors majoring in biochemistry.

Credits: 2

Department: Biochemistry
BCM 4880: Biochemistry Senior Seminar I

Faculty, visiting scientists, and seniors in biochemistry present results of current research projects. Students are graded on the basis of oral presentations of senior project results made to the faculty and their peers.

Credits: 1

COREQ: SPJ4990

Department: Biochemistry
BCM 4890: Biochemistry Senior Seminar II

Faculty, visiting scientists, and seniors in biochemistry present results of current research projects. Students are graded on the basis of oral presentations of senior project results made to the faculty and their peers.

Credits: 1

COREQ: SPJ4991

Department: Biochemistry
BIO 1550: General Biology I

Introduction to contemporary biology, covering cell structure and function, genetics, development, and molecular biology. This course is for science majors and premedical students; students with limited high school science and mathematics can satisfy college distribution requirements with BIO 1510 or 1520.

Credits: 4

Department: Biochemistry
BIO 1551: General Biology I Lab

Lab exercises on cell organization, cell division, genetics, enzyme kinetics, photosynthesis, and development, and the use of light microscopes, spectrophotometer, and chromatography. Required for premedical students, biology majors, biochemistry majors, and environmental studies majors.

Credits: 1.5

PREREQ: BIO1550 Or BBI1550

Department: Biochemistry
BIO 3530: Cell Biology

Cellular organization and function, and molecular genetics, with emphasis on eukaryotic cells. Topics include cellular genomes; replication and maintenance of genomic DNA; RNA and protein synthesis, processing, and regulation; macromolecular structure and processes of organelles; vesicular transport; cytoskeleton; the cell surface; cell signaling; and cell cycle. Students prepare a paper based on current literature in the field. Required for all biology majors immediately following BIO 1550 and 1560.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: (BIO1550 Or BBI1550 ) And (BIO1560 Or BBI1560 ) And BIO2890 And (CHE1550 Or BCH1560 )

Department: Biochemistry
BIO 4620: Molecular Biology

Structure, function, and regulation of genes at the molecular level. Topics include transcription; RNA processing; involvement of RNA in protein synthesis; DNA replication, mutation, and repair; gene cloning; DNA sequencing; PCR ampliflication; and applications of recombinant DNA technology (including gene therapy). Students write a short research grant proposal on a topic of their choice, incorporating molecular approaches learned in class.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: BIO3530

Department: Biochemistry
CHE 1550: General Chemistry I

The principles and applications of chemistry. Topics include the development of an atomic/molecular model, stoichiometry, interaction of light with matter, and the physical behavior of solids, liquids, and gases.

Credits: 4

COREQ: CHE1551

PREREQ: MAT1150 Or BMA1150 Or MAT1500

Department: Biochemistry
CHE 1551: General Chemistry I Lab

Emphasizes basic techniques in synthetic and analytical chemistry.

Credits: 1

COREQ: CHE1550

Department: Biochemistry
CHE 1560: General Chemistry II

A continuation of CHE 1550. Topics include chemical kinetics and equilibrium, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, acids and bases, and the chemistry of representative elements..

Credits: 4

COREQ: CHE1561

PREREQ: CHE1550 Or BCH1550

Department: Biochemistry
CHE 1561: General Chemistry II Lab

Emphasizes basic techniques in synthetic and analytical chemistry.

Credits: 1

COREQ: CHE1560

Department: Biochemistry
CHE 3150: Chemical Instrumentation and Analytical Methods

The lecture covers general analytical chemistry, including gravimetric and volumetric analysis, solution chemistry, and an introduction to the theory and use of modern analytical instruments. The required lab acquaints students with general wet chemistry techniques and with instrumental methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Credits: 5

PREREQ: CHE1560 Or BCH1560

Department: Biochemistry
CHE 3310: Organic Chemistry I

An introduction to the chemistry of carbon compounds. The structural theory is used to develop an understanding of the physical properties and chemical reactivity of organic compounds. Compounds are grouped according to structure, using a functional group approach. Reactions are organized according to similarities in mechanism, with an emphasis on electron flow. Infrared and NMR spectroscopy are also introduced.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: (CHE1560 Or BCH1560 ) And CHE3311 Or BCH3311

Department: Biochemistry
CHE 3311: Organic Chemistry I Lab

Lab experience in organic chemistry, with an emphasis on microscale techniques.

Credits: 1

PREREQ: CHE3310 Or CHE3015

Department: Biochemistry
CHE 3320: Organic Chemistry II

The concepts learned in CHE 3310 are elaborated on and more complex organic reactions are studied, including the mechanism and the use in multistep synthesis problems. More compounds, such as aromatics, carbonyl- and carboxyl-compounds, and their reactions are discussed, and the structure, reactivity, and reactions of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids are introduced.

Credits: 4

COREQ: CHE3321

PREREQ: CHE3310

Department: Biochemistry
CHE 3321: Organic Chemistry II Lab

Continued study of the spectroscopic methods for structure determination of unknown compounds. Synthetic methods for the preparation of interesting compounds are emphasized.

Credits: 1

COREQ: CHE3320

Department: Biochemistry
CHE 3510: Physical Chemistry I

A lecture course introducing the principles of chemical thermodynamics and chemical dynamics. Applications in chemical equilibria, phase equilibria, properties of solutions, chemical kinetics, and transport properties are included.

Credits: 5

PREREQ: CHE3320 And (PHY1520 Or APH1520 ) And (MAT1510 Or BMA1510 )

Department: Biochemistry
CHE 4610: Biochemistry

An introduction to the structure, function, and metabolism of the four classes of biomolecules: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Topics include molecular biology; the structure, regulation, and kinetics of enzymes; and the structure and function of vitamins.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: CHE3320 Or BCH3320 Or CHE3350 Or CHE3015

Department: Biochemistry
CHE 4611: Biochemistry Lab

Practical hands-on experimental techniques for isolation and analysis of the four classes of biomolecules: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Required for biochemistry majors.

Credits: 2

PREREQ: CHE4610

Department: Biochemistry