Recommended Courses for Concurrent Bachelors / Graduate Certificate in Biochemistry

This is a complete list of courses recommended for the Concurrent Bachelor's / Graduate Certificate in Biochemistry.

BBMB 504: Amino Acids and Proteins -  2 Cr. | Fall

Prereq: CHEM 332 or equivalent. Review of amino acids and proteins, including atomic interactions, thermodynamics, structure and properties of amino acids, post-translational modifications, protein expression, purification and analysis, protein secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure, protein folding, oxygen transport and hemoglobin, models for equilibrium binding, elementary reactions and enzyme kinetics, biosynthesis of amino acids: pathways and mechanisms.

BBMB 505: Bioenergetics and Metabolism - 2 Cr. | Fall

Prereq: CHEM 211, CHEM 332; a previous course in biochemistry is strongly recommended. Examination of catabolic pathways involved in the oxidation of organic and inorganic molecules, and energy metabolism involving inputs from light or other non-light sources. Central metabolism and glycolysis, fermentation, aerobic and anaerobic respiration, photosynthesis

BBMB 506: Membrane Biochemistry -  2 Cr. | Fall

Prereq: CHEM 332 or equivalent Analysis of the structure, function, and synthesis of membranes. Bacterial and eukaryotic membrane characteristics. Membrane transport and signaling mechanisms. Analysis of the structure and function of lipids and membrane proteins.

BBMB 507: Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids - 2 Cr. | Spring

Prereq: CHEM 332 or equivalent. Analysis of the chemical structure, function, synthesis, and metabolism of nucleic acids. Chemical characterization of nucleotides, polynucleotides, DNA, and RNA. Analysis of transcription, translation, and the genetic code.

BBMB 561: Molecular Biophysics (Dual-listed with BBMB 461) - 2 Cr. | Spring

Prereq: Credit or enrollment in MATH 166 and CHEM 178 and PHYS 222 or PHYS 112. Physical methods for the study of molecular structure and organization of biological materials. X-ray diffraction, nuclear magnetic resonance, hydrodynamics and fluorescence spectroscopy. Registration for the graduate credit commits the student to graduate-level examinations, which differ from undergraduate-level examinations in the number and/or difficulty of questions.

BBMB 561L: Laboratory in Molecular Biophysics - 2 Cr. | Summer

Prereq: Credit or enrollment in BBMB 461/BBMB 561. Practice in methods of X-ray diffraction, nuclear magnetic resonance, hydrodynamics and fluorescence spectroscopy as applied to macromolecules.

Concurrent coursework plan:
  A student enters the Graduate College after he/she achieves junior status and develops a plan of coursework (graduate and undergraduate) subject to the approval of the Director of Certificate (DOC). Students must satisfy the requirements of the Bachelor’s in Biochemistry (121 credits) and the Graduate Certificate in Biochemistry (12 credits). Six credits of graduate coursework can satisfy requirements of the B.S. degree.

How to Apply:  Once the plan of coursework is approved by the DOC, the student can submit the application form found on the Graduate College forms page.




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