BCHM Biochemistry

BCHM   2200   Introduction to Biochemistry

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to cell structure and biochemistry. Topics may include molecular components of cells, an overview of metabolism and bioenergetics, structure and function, and applicability in society.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CHEM   3401.

BCHM   2900   Principles of Biochemistry Research

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A course designed to develop basic research and laboratory skills in biochemistry majors. Skills to be covered include literature and scientific writing, scientific ethics, report writing, presentation skills, waste handling, chemical labeling, SDS sheets, and appropriate use of common equipment. Additional topics to be covered include career options for biochemists and resume/interviewing skills.

Prerequisite(s): a minimum grade of "C" in either CHEM   1212K, or CHEM   1212 and 1212L.

Cross Listing(s): CHEM   2900.

BCHM   2910   Introduction to Biochemical Research

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A course designed to develop basic research and laboratory skills in biochemistry majors. Skills to be covered include literature and scientific writing, scientific ethics, report writing, presentation skills, waste handling, chemical labeling, SDS sheets, and appropriate use of common equipment. Additional topics to be covered include career options for biochemists and resume/interviewing skills.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "D" and prior or concurrent enrollment in CHEM   1211 and CHEM   1211L or CHEM   1211K.

BCHM   3100   Bioinstrumental Chemistry

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Modern methods of instrumental analysis with emphasis on solving biological problems. Laboratory experiments supplement lecture topics. Students may not receive credit for both BCHM 3301 Bioinstrumental Chemistry and CHEM   3100 Instrumental Chemistry.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in BCHM   5201.

BCHM   3200   Principles of Biochemistry

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A biochemistry course focused on the structure and function of nutrient molecules. Topics include the structure of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzyme function, energetics of metabolism, and metabolic pathways relevant to nutrition. Does not count toward the major in biochemistry or chemistry.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CHEM   3402.

BCHM   3310   Bioinorganic Chemistry

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course introduces students to modern inorganic chemistry and explores its connections to biological systems. Topics to be covered include symmetry and molecular orbital theory, structure and physical properties of coordination complexes, and reactivity of metals. All will be related to biochemical molecules such as metalloproteins. Majors may not receive credit for both BCHM   3310 Bioinorganic Chemistry and CHEM   3300 Inorganic Chemistry.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CHEM   3402.

BCHM   3310L   Bioinorganic Laboratory

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

An advanced laboratory course for biochemistry majors. The course applies inorganic techniques to biological problems.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" and prior or concurrent enrollment in BCHM   3310.

BCHM   3510   Biophysical Chemistry

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The fundamentals of physical chemistry from a biochemical perspective. Topics including gas laws, heat and work, and the laws of thermodynamics, material and reaction equilibrium, standard thermodynamic functions, and reaction kinetics. Students may not receive credit for both BCHM   3510 Biophysical Chemistry and CHEM   3501 Chemical Kinetics & Thermodynamics.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CHEM   2100 and MATH   2242 and PHYS   2211K.

Cross Listing(s): CHEM   3501.

BCHM   3511L   Biophysical Laboratory

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

An advanced laboratory course for biochemistry majors. The course applies physical chemistry principles to solve biological problems.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" and prior or concurrent enrollment in BCHM   3510.

BCHM   3900   Biochemical Research

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   3-9 Lab Hours.

Faculty originated biochemical lab-based research project. Scientific paper required.

Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment in CHEM   3402 and permission of department Chair.

BCHM   4000   Advanced Topics In Biochemistry

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Topics include advanced areas of study in biological chemistry and may include biocatalysis, bioinorganic chemistry, computational biochemistry, protein structure and design as well as others. Course may be repeated as topics vary.

Prerequisite(s): a minimum grade of "C" in BCHM   5201.

BCHM   4210   Biotechnology and Biocatalysis

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course introduces principles and techniques in biotechnology. The biotechnology topics will be used to study the past, present, and future of biocatalysis.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in BCHM   5201.

Cross Listing(s): CHEM   4210.

BCHM   4220   Chemistry of Biofuels

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course introduces the principles of fuels and biofuels. It will also cover the latest in biochemistry and biotechnology and apply this knowledge to current research in biofuels.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in BCHM   5201.

Cross Listing(s): CHEM   4220.

BCHM   4991   Advanced Biochemical Research

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   3-9 Lab Hours.

Faculty-originated biochemical lab-based research project. Literature evaluation and lab investigation. Scientific paper and oral presentation to faculty. Biochemistry MAJOR only.

Prerequisite(s): BCHM   5201 and permission of department Chair.

BCHM   5201   Biochemistry I

4 Credit Hours.   0,3 Lecture Hours.   0,3 Lab Hours.

An intensive study of the structure and function of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and biological membranes; enzyme mechanisms, regulation and thermodynamics as it relates to biomolecules.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CHEM   3402.

Cross Listing(s): BCHM   5201G.

BCHM   5201G   Biochemistry I

4 Credit Hours.   4 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An intensive study of the structure and function of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and biological membranes; enzyme mechanisms, regulation and thermodynamics as it relates to biomolecules. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): BCHM   5201.

BCHM   5202   Biochemistry II

4 Credit Hours.   0,3 Lecture Hours.   0,3 Lab Hours.

Metabolism and information pathways in the cell. The details of glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, fatty acid breakdown, amino acid oxidation, the citric acid cycle and oxidative phosphorylation will be covered in the section of metabolism. Information pathways will cover chromosomal structure, DNA, RNA, protein metabolism and the regulation of gene expression.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in BCHM   5201.

Cross Listing(s): BCHM   5202G.

BCHM   5202G   Biochemistry II

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Metabolism and information pathways in the cell. The details of glycolosis, gluconeogenesis, fatty acid breakdown, amino acid oxidation, the citric acid cycle, and oxidative phosphorylation will be covered in the section of metabolism. Information pathways will cover chromosomal structure, DNA, RNA, protein metabolism and the regulation of gene expression. Graduate students will complete assignments beyond the scope of the undergraduate requirements. These assignments require higher-level mastery of the subject matter and additional deliverables representative of graduate-level work, as determined by the instructor.

Cross Listing(s): BCHM   5202.