Graduate & Medical Elective Courses

Graduate Courses

  • General Biochemistry 101, a 4-credit hours course for graduate students Not seeking a PhD degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: An introduction to the structure, chemistry and physiology of biomolecules. Special emphasis is placed on catabolism and fidelity of information transfer.
  • General Biochemistry 170, a 7-credit hour course (required for PhD students): The structure, function, and metabolism of the important classes of biochemicals and biomolecules are discussed in depth. This includes discussions of the biochemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, vitamins, hormones, and coenzymes.
  • Orientation to Research
  • Seminar in Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Practical Biochemistry

Advanced Courses

  • Physical Techniques in Biochemistry (offered as needed)
  • Neurochemistry (offered as needed)
  • Protein Structure and Function
  • Biological Membranes (offered as needed)
  • Enzymology
  • Biochemistry of Cancer (offered as needed)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Metabolic Regulation
  • Research for PhD Candidates
  • Directed Research

Professional Courses

  • Integrated Curriculum for medical Students
  • General Biochemistry for Dental Students


*Several of the Advanced Biochemistry Courses may be taken as Electives by Medical Students.