Undergraduate Courses

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Courses

BCH 4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

4 credits

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.

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.


Fall/Spring Calendar
4th period, 10:40am – 11:30am
6th period, 12:50pm-1:40pm
Location: Medical Sciences Building (MSB) Auditorium Room N2-200

Course Coordinator:
Lauren Douma, Ph.D. (Fall/Spring)
Office: ARB R3-254
Phone: 352-294-8683 
E-mail: lauren.douma@medicine.ufl.edu

Summer C Calendar
2nd period, 9:30am – 10:45am
Location: Medical Sciences Building (MSB) Auditorium Room N2-200

Course Coordinator:
Mireille Aleman, Ph.D. (Summer C)
Office: ARB R3-291
Phone: 352-294-8388
E-mail: mireille.aleman@ufl.edu

BCH 4905 Science for Life Seminar

1 credit | R, 8th period (Fall)

This course provides an in-depth look at leading-edge research conducted by professors at the University of Florida on a wide range of topics. Each week in this one credit class, three professors present on the work of their laboratories. They describe what system they study, why that is important, how they conduct the research, and opportunities for undergraduate students to get involved in the research. The professors come from many different departments around the university in as many as eight different colleges. Students are encouraged to conduct a face-to-face interview with at least one faculty member to learn more details about the person and the research.

Course Coordinator

Mary Jo Koroly, Ph.D.
Email: korolymj@ufl.edu

Research-Based Courses

BCH 4905  Biochemistry Senior Research

1-7 credits Offered each semester (sections for both IDS students and undergraduate students in general)

Course Coordinator:

Mary Jo Koroly, Ph.D.
Room: R3-291
E-mail: korolymj@ufl.edu