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Prereqs: Interest in becoming a biochemistry major.
Introduction to the field of biochemistry and faculty research interests in the Center for Biochemistry. Exploration of careers in biochemistry.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Biochemistry major or minor.
BIOC 101, LIFE 120, and CHEM 110 suggested to be taken prior to this course or concurrent enrollment
Data analysis and presentation, hypothesis-driven research execution and various types of scientific writing with detailed examination of high impact biochemistry research literature.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 255 (preferred) or CHEM 251; BIOS 101 and BIOS 101L or LIFE 120 and LIFE 120L.
BIOC 321 will not count towards a biochemistry major.
Structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids; enzymes; principal metabolic pathways; and biochemical expression of genetic information.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Parallel BIOC 321.
This course has no description.
This course is a prerequisite for: NUTR 450, NUTR 455
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 431/831
Structure and Metabolism Crosslisted as BIOS 431/831, CHEM 431/831
Prereqs: CHEM 252 or CHEM 262 with a grade of C or better. LIFE 120 and BIOS 206 are recommended.
First course of a two-semester, comprehensive biochemistry course sequence.
Structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids; nature of enzymes; major metabolic pathways of catabolism; and biochemical energy production.
This course is a prerequisite for: BIOC 432, BIOC 433, BIOC 439, BIOS 950, BSEN 444
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 432/832
Metabolism and Biological Information Crosslisted as BIOS 432, CHEM 432/832
Prereqs: BIOC 431/831 with a grade of C or better, BIOS 206
Continuation of BIOC 431/831.
Major metabolic pathways of anabolism, structural and biochemical aspects of biological information flow and use in biotechnology.
This course is a prerequisite for: BIOS 950
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 433/833
Biochemistry Laboratory Crosslisted as BIOS 433/833, CHEM 433/833
Prereqs: BIOC 431/831 or concurrent enrollment.
Introduction to techniques used in biochemical and biotechnology research, including measurement of pH, spectroscopy, analysis of enzymes, chromatography, fractionation of macromolecules, electrophoresis, and centrifugation.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 498
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 4, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 434/834
Plant Biochemistry Crosslisted as AGRO 434/834, BIOS 434/834, CHEM 434/834
Prereqs: BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 431/831.
Offered every other year beginning spring 2007.
Biochemical metabolism unique to plants. Relationships of topics previously acquired in general biochemistry to biochemical processes unique to plants. Biochemical mechanisms behind physiological processes discussed in plant or crop physiology.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 432/832 with a grade of C or better.
Capstone course. BIOC 435 is open to BIOC majors only.
Application of general biochemistry knowledge to current topics in the life sciences; literature research and seminar.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
BIOC 437/837
Research Techniques in Biochemistry Crosslisted as BIOS 437/837
Prereqs: BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 433/833, or permission.
Methods approach to systems biology analysis. Molecular identification and quantification employing techniques such as mass spectrometry, chromatography, electrophoretic fractionation, transcriptomics, protemics and metabolomics. Data and pathway analysis with computational methods.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 439/839
Prereqs: BIOS 206, BIOC 321 or BIOC 431 (or equivalent).
Letter grade only.
To introduce and integrate, students in biochemistry and other life sciences, to the field of computational modeling of biochemical and biological network systems into a seamless curriculum.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 442/842
Computational Biology Crosslisted as STAT 442/842
Prereqs: Any introductory course in biology, or genetics, or statistics.
Databases, high-throughput biology, literature mining, gene expression, next-generation sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics, systems biology, and biological networks.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 486/886
Advanced Topics in Biophysical Chemistry Crosslisted as BIOS 486/886, CHEM 486/886
Prereqs: CHEM 471/871 or 481/881.
Applications of thermodynamics to biochemical phenomena, optical properties of proteins and polynucleotides, and kinetics of rapid reactions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission.
Research on a specific biochemical project under the supervision of a biochemistry faculty member.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 499H
Prereqs: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation. AGRI 299H recommended.
Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per semester: 6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom

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