Biochemistry: Chemistry of Life

Course Description

A four-week intensive biochemistry course from a chemical perspective. The chemical basis of life, including the biomolecular chemistry of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids, as well as enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, thermodynamics, and core metabolism, control, and regulation. Recitation includes group work on case studies that support the daily lecture material. 

Course Details

  • Non-Standard Schedule: This course follows a different set of dates and deadlines for the Summer Quarter. Please see the Summer Session Non-Standard Schedule Calendar for more details.
  • Grading Basis: Letter Grade or Credit/No Credit


CHEM 33, 35, 131, or 1 year of Organic Chemistry; MATH 19, 20, 21, 41, 42, or 1 year of Single-Variable Calculus

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