Any TCCN equivalents are indicated in square brackets [ ].
BCHS 3201: Biochemistry Laboratory I (formerly 4201)
Cr. 2. (0-6). Prerequisite: credit for or concurrent enrollment in BCHS 3304 or equivalent. Experimental study of basic principles and methods of biochemistry.
BCHS 3304: General Biochemistry I
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: CHEM 3221 and 3331. Credit may not be received for both BCHS 3304 and CHEM 4336. Nature of the chemical constituents of living organisms, including carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and enzymes.
BCHS 3305: General Biochemistry II
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: BCHS 3304. Credit may not be received for both BCHS 3305 and CHEM 4336. The integration and control of the metabolism of cellular constituents.
BCHS 4302: Physical Biochemistry I
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: PHYS 1302 or PHYS 1322, MATH 1432, and BCHS 3304. Theoretical aspects and applications of physics and physical chemistry for the study of biological macromolecules. Equilibrium and non-equilibrium methods.
BCHS 4303: Physical Biochemistry II
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: BCHS 4302. Theoretical aspects of physics and physical chemistry for the study of biological macromolecules. Non-equilibrium and spectroscopic methods.
BCHS 4304: Biophysics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: PHYS 1302 or PHYS 1322, MATH 1432, BCHS 3304, and CHEM 4370 or CHEM 4373. Theoretical aspects and applications of physics and physical chemistry for the study of biological macromolecules.
BCHS 4306: Nucleic Acids
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: BCHS 3304. Structure, metabolism, and functions of nucleotides and nucleic acids.
BCHS 4307: Proteins
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: BCHS 3304. Structure and functions of proteins.
BCHS 4311: Biochemistry Laboratory II
Cr. 3. (1-6). Prerequisites: BCHS 3201. Experimental study of contemporary techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology.
BCHS 4312: Molecular Modeling of Biological Macromolecules
Cr. 3. (2-2). Prerequisites: BCHS 3304 and CHEM 4370 or CHEM 4373 or equivalent. Computer-based molecular modeling methods, with emphasis on their practical aspects and limitations. Individual research projects using UNIX-based Silicon Graphics computers.
BCHS 4313: Cell Biochemistry (also BIOL 4374)
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: BIOL 1162/1362 and 3301 and BCHS 3304. Cellular organization of biochemical mechanisms. Composition and function of cells at the molecular level.
BCHS 4314: Biochemistry of Lipids and Carbohydrates
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: BCHS 3305 or consent of instructor. Structure, metabolism and function of carbohydrates, glycoconjugates and simple and complex lipids.
BCHS 4317: Principles of Biotechnology (also BIOL 4317)
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: BIOL 3301. Survey of molecular methods used in modern biotechnology. Guest presentations on legal, ethical, medical, and business aspects of biotechnology.
BCHS 4319: Microbial Genetics (also BIOL 4319)
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: BIOL 3301 and BCHS 3304. Molecular genetics of bacteria. Structure and function of genes, gene expression and regulation, mutation, transposable elements, plasmids, and bacteriophages.
BCHS 4321: Proteomics and Genomics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: BCHS 3304. Genomics and proteomics methods for biological studies.
BCHS 4322: Biochemistry of Organelles
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: BCHS 3305 or consent of instructor. Biochemistry of mitochondria and chloroplasts including electron transport, oxidative phosphorylation, chemiosmotic theory. Includes mitochondrial theory of aging and apoptosis.
BCHS 4324: Bioinformatics for Biologists
Cr. 3. (4-1). Prerequisite: BIOL 3306. Computer-assisted analyses of molecular data including data retrieval, database usage, sequence alignment, gene identification, phylogenetics, genomics, and proteomics. Final project uses bioinformatic packages.
BCHS 4361: Clinical Biochemistry
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: BCHS 3304. Etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of metabolic disorders.
BCHS 4397: Selected Topics in Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences
Cr. 3 per semester. (3-0). Prerequisite: approval of department chair. May be repeated for credit when topics vary, with a maximum enrollment of three semester hours in a single semester.
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