Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

BCH 4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Online)

Offered each semester and runs along the same timeframe as the regular UF semesters.

This section of BCH4024 is not only intended to fulfill the required coursework for pertinent UF Distance Learning degrees, but to also provide the Biochemistry course requirements for admission to UF and other universities graduate and professional schools.

Couse Description

BCH 4024 surveys the structure, function, and metabolism of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. It introduces concepts in cell structure, replication and growth, and metabolic regulation. Lecture notes are available as downloadable PDF files and video recordings of each lecture can be streamed directly from the UF E-Learning website. Please refer to the above PDF file for specific information on online testing, as well as available tutoring and exam review.


CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1 and CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry 2 (or their equivalents at other universities).


Eligible students are those enrolled in a Distance Learning Degree Program at the University of Florida and those students with Nondegree Enrollment Status. See information below if you would like to apply

Note: By UF Provost Policy and Florida Board of Governors Regulation (BOG 8.002), students who are currently enrolled in courses on the Gainesville campus are ineligible to take the online section of BCH4024. Please refer to information concerning the on campus sections of BCH4024 outlined above.


Students interested in taking the distance learning section of BCH4024, or have questions as to eligibility are encouraged to contact the Course Administrator by email. Once it has been determined that a student has completed the prerequisite course work, then enrollment in the course will be done by our departmental office. Enrollment in the online section of BCH4024 can only be done by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Application Procedure

  1. Meet eligibility requirements and have taken prerequisites
  2. Apply for Nondegree Enrollment Status
  3. Set-up Gatorlink Account
  4. Enroll in Course

Application Deadline

Since this application can take up to 2 weeks to process, applications must be submitted by the deadline listed below for your enrollment in that specific semester.  You must choose the College of Medicine-Online Biochemistry Course from the College dropdown list in order for your application to be coded properly for this course.

– Summer 2018:  April 27, 2018

– Fall 2018:  August 1, 2018

– Spring 2019:  December 1, 2018

Please note, nondegree enrollment applications submitted after the deadline will need to apply for the next semester’s enrollment.