B.S. and B.A. degrees in Biochemistry
For information regarding our undergraduate majors in Biochemistry, please visit the UW Catalog and the Chemistry & Biochemistry Undergraduate Advising Site.
You may also consult with the Chemistry & Biochemistry Undergraduate Advisors.
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Undergraduate courses offered by the Department of Biochemistry
BIOC 405, 406: Introduction to Biochemistry
Credits: 3, 3
Quarters: Autumn, Winter
Instructors: Winter: DiMaio, Hurley; Spring: Brzovic, and Ailion.
Course Description: Survey of basic principles of biochemistry and molecular biology, emphasizing broad understanding of chemical events in living systems in terms of metabolism and structure-function relationships of biologically important molecules. Suitable for pre-majors, for students interested in careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, medical technology, biology, etc. Prerequisites for 405: Biology 201 or both Biology 101 and Genetics 371; either Chem 223, Chem 237, or Chem 335. Prerequisite for 406: Biochemistry 405.
BIOC 405C 406C online course through Professional Continuing EducationQuarters: Autumn, Winter
Instructors: Veesler, Gu.
More Information: BIOC 405 BIOC 406
Course Description: Survey of basic principles of biochemistry and molecular biology, emphasizing broad understanding of chemical events in living systems in terms of metabolism and structure-function relationships of biologically important molecules. Good for non-matriculated students--for students interested in careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, medical technology, biology, etc.
BIOC 426: Basic Techniques in Biochemistry
Quarters: Autumn, Spring.
Course Description: Introduction to basic biochemical techniques and experimental design, largely but not exclusively for biochemistry majors. Prerequisites: 405 and 406 or 440 and 441 or equivalent.
BIOC 440, 441, 442: Biochemistry
Quarters: Autumn, Winter, Spring.
Instructors: Autumn: Kollman, Brockerhoff; Winter: Miller, Hoppins; Spring: Kimelman, Ruohola-Baker.
Course Description: Biochemistry and molecular biology (with quiz sections) for undergraduate biochemistry majors seeking a B.S. degree, undergraduates in molecular and cellular biology, and students from other science departments. Graduate students may be admitted upon request and with approval of the instructors. Prerequisite: 2.5 in either BIOL 201 or BIOL 200; 2.5 in either CHEM 224, CHEM 239, or CHEM 337; 2.0 in either MATH 124, MATH 134 or MATH 144.
BIOC 499: Undergraduate Research
Quarters: Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer.
Course Description: Research on enzymes, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids; physical structure and function of biological macromolecules; bioinformatics and genomics; and cell and developmental biology. Credit/no credit only. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.