Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Why Take BCH4024

  • Prerequisite for Health Sciences Programs
  • Preparation for the MCAT
  • UF Online Degree Coursework

Course Description

Debbie Smith

BCH 4024 (Special Programs – Online)
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.

Course Administrator: Dr. Debbie Smith, Adjunct Lecturer


Semesters Offered

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


Organic Chemistry (CHM 2210 and 2211, CHM 2215 and 2216, or their equivalents at other universities) or consent of course coordinator. CHM 2200 is NOT an acceptable prerequisite for BCH 4024.


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.

Application Deadline

Since the application process can take up to one month to process, both applications must be submitted by the deadline listed below for your enrollment in that specific semester.

  • Fall 2024:  August 1, 2024
  • Spring 2025:  December 1, 2024
  • Summer C 2024:  May 1, 2024

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


  1. Meet eligibility requirements and have taken prerequisites
  2. Submit mandatory Department Application
  3. Submit Special Programs – Nondegree Application
  4. Set-up Gatorlink Account
  5. Enroll in Course

Steps to Enrollment

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