Biochemistry

College of Arts & Sciences

Choosing the Right Biochemistry Course: CAS CH 373 or CH 421.

CAS CH 373 is a one-semester course designed for students who do not require two semesters of biochemistry (some biological and health science majors). CAS CH 373 does not fulfill the prerequisite requirement for any second semester biochemistry course offered at Boston University.

CAS CH 421 is the first semester of a two-semester sequence of biochemistry. The course is designed for science concentrators who require a two-semesters of biochemistry sequence (chemistry, biochemistry).

Principles of Biochemistry

CAS CH 373

Prereq: (CAS BI 105 or CAS BI 108 or CAS NE 102 or ENG BE 208) and (CAS CH 204 or CAS CH 214 or CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 174) or equivalent. Introductory biochemistry focusing on structure/function with applications to medicine, nutrition, and biotechnology, including acid/base chemistry, protein structure, enzyme mechanisms, thermodynamics, and kinetics; nucleic acid structure/function, lipids and carbohydrates; bioenergetics of glycolysis and oxidative energy metabolism; lipid and nitrogen metabolism. Students must register for two sections: lecture and a discussion. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)

Blair Szymczyna

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Biochemistry I

CAS CH 421

Prereq: (CAS CH 204 or CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 214). Introductory biochemistry. Protein structure and folding, enzyme mechanisms, kinetics, and allostery; nucleic acid structure; macromolecular biosynthesis with emphasis on specificity and fidelity; lipids and membrane structure; vitamins and coenzymes; introduction to intermediary metabolism. Students must register for three sections: lecture, discussion, and laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2920

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

Blair Szymczyna

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Biochemistry Lecture I

CAS CH 423

Prereq: (CAS CH 204 or CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 214) or equivalent. For description see CAS CH 421. For students who do not require laboratory credit. 3 cr. Tuition: $2040

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

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Biochemistry 1

CAS BI 421

Prereq: (CAS CH 204 or CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 214) or equivalent. Introductory biochemistry. Protein structure and folding, enzyme mechanisms, kinetics, and allostery; nucleic acid structure; macromolecular biosynthesis with emphasis on specificity and fidelity; lipids and membrane structure; vitamins and coenzymes; introduction to intermediary metabolism. Students must register for three sections: lecture, discussion, and a laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2920

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

Blair Szymczyna

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