Biochemistry Courses

U of U

BIOL 3510 – Biological Chemistry I

Structure and function of biomolecules, metabolism, and regulation. It is recommended that CHEM 2320 and BIOL 2020 be complete prior to taking this course.

BIOL 3515 – Biological Chemistry Laboratory

laboratory course in protein biochemistry and enzymology. Topics covered include spectrophotometry, enzyme kinetics, electrophoresis and chromatography. In addition to one 4-hour laboratory sessions and one lecture per week, the course requires substantial out-of-class work involving computer-based data analysis and molecular modeling. Students need to take CHEM/BIOL 3510 prior to taking, or simultaneously with, this course.



Explain How Structure Determines Biological Function

Explain how the structure of biomolecules such as proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates determines their biological function

Enzymes Catalyze Reactions

Describe how enzymes catalyze reactions in terms of thermodynamics, kinetics, and mechanistic strategies

Energy from Metabolic Reaction

Understand how energy is generated from metabolic reaction pathways

Understanding Reactivity in Metabolic Pathways

Push arrows to predict and understand reactivity in metabolic pathways

Understanding Reactivity in Metabolic Pathways

Push arrows to predict and understand reactivity in metabolic pathways

Weber State

CHEM 3070

Structure and function of biomolecules including proteins, nucleic acids, fats and carbohydrates. A focus on proteins as energy transforming and catalytic devices; their role in metabolism, defense and other biochemical processes. Three lectures a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 2310 and CHEM 2315.

Utah State University

CHEM 5700

General biochemistry for science majors, including proteins, enzymes, catalysis, bioenergetics, and catabolic metabolism.


BIOL 350

A study of the chemistry of living organisms. Begins with a review of basic biology and organic chemistry as it applies to the biological systems, the structure and function of the cell, water and its importance in the biological system and energy considerations. Detailed discussions of protein chemistry, enzymology, carbohydrate structure, cellular metabolism, and lipid chemistry. Prerequisites: BIOL 205; CHEM 304. BIOL 204 is recommended. Same as CHEM 350.

Online Course Options:

UC Berkeley Extension

Michigan State University

University of New England

Classes not acceptable for Biochemistry requirement:

UC San Diego

Introduction to Biochemistry: BIOL-40145


Introductory Bio-organic chemistry: CHEM 285