BIOC101
Career Opportunities in Biochemistry

Prerequisites: Interest in becoming a biochemistry major.

Description: Introduction to the field of biochemistry and faculty research interests in the Center for Biochemistry. Exploration of careers in biochemistry.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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BIOC205
Scientific Analysis and Technical Writing

Prerequisites: Biochemistry major or minor. LIFE 120 and CHEM 109.

BIOC 101 and CHEM 110 suggested to be taken prior to this course or concurrent enrollment.

Description: Data analysis and presentation, hypothesis-driven research execution and various types of scientific writing with detailed examination of high impact biochemistry research literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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BIOC321
Elements of Biochemistry

Prerequisites: CHEM 255 (preferred) or CHEM 251; BIOS 101 and BIOS 101L or LIFE 120 and LIFE 120L

Description: Structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids; enzymes; principal metabolic pathways; and biochemical expression of genetic information.

This course is a prerequisite for: VBMS 410

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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BIOC321L
Laboratory for Elements of Biochemistry

Prerequisites: Parallel BIOC 321

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

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BIOC431
Structure and MetabolismCrosslisted with BIOC 831, BIOS 431, BIOS 831, CHEM 431, CHEM 831

Prerequisites: 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.

Description: 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: VBMS 410

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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BIOC432
Metabolism and Biological InformationCrosslisted with BIOC 832, BIOS 432, CHEM 432, CHEM 832, BIOS 832

Prerequisites: BIOC 431/831 with a grade of C or better, BIOS 206 or AGRO 215.

Continuation of BIOC 431/831.

Description: Major metabolic pathways of anabolism, structural and biochemical aspects of biological information flow and use in biotechnology.

This course is a prerequisite for: BIOC 435; BIOC 934, BIOS 934, CHEM 934

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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BIOC433
Biochemistry LaboratoryCrosslisted with BIOC 833, BIOS 433, BIOS 833, CHEM 433, CHEM 833

Prerequisites: BIOC 431/831 (or concurrent enrollment) or CHEM 435/835.

Description: Introduction to techniques used in biochemical and biotechnology research, including measurement of pH, spectroscopy, analysis of enzymes, chromatography, fractionation of macromolecules, electrophoresis, and centrifugation.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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BIOC434
Plant BiochemistryCrosslisted with AGRO 434, BIOS 434, CHEM 434, AGRO 834, BIOC 834, BIOS 834, CHEM 834

Prerequisites: BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 431/831.

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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BIOC435
Advanced Topics in Biochemistry

Prerequisites: BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 432/832 with a grade of C or better

Description: Application of general biochemistry knowledge to current topics in the life sciences; literature research and seminar.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

BIOC437
Research Techniques in BiochemistryCrosslisted with BIOC 837, BIOS 437, BIOS 837

Prerequisites: BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 433/833, or permission

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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BIOC439
Dynamics of Biochemical and Biological NetworksCrosslisted with BIOC 839, BIOS 439, BIOS 839

Prerequisites: BIOS 206, BIOC 321 or BIOC 431 (or equivalent)

Description: 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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BIOC442
Computational BiologyCrosslisted with BIOC 842, STAT 842, STAT 442

Prerequisites: Any introductory course in biology, or genetics, or statistics.

Description: Databases, high-throughput biology, literature mining, gene expression, next-generation sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics, system biology and biological networks.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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BIOC486
Advanced Topics in Biophysical ChemistryCrosslisted with BIOC 886, BIOS 486, BIOS 886, CHEM 486, CHEM 886

Prerequisites: CHEM 471/871 or 481/881.

Description: Applications of thermodynamics to biochemical phenomena, optical properties of proteins and polynucleotides, and kinetics of rapid reactions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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BIOC498
Undergraduate Research

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Research on a specific biochemical project under the supervision of a biochemistry faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

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BIOC499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation. AGRI 299H recommended.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

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