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Undergraduate Courses

BIOC 1990 - Freshman Research in Biochemistry
1-2 credits, max 2, Lab 3. An introduction to biochemical research through guided work on a relevant experimental problem.


BIOC 2101 - The Experiments Behind the Facts of Real Science - Currently Not Offered
Prerequisite(s): BIOC1114 and CHEM1515. Introduction to research through the study of primary research papers.


BIOC 2202 - Medicine and Molecules (Fall Semester)
Examination of specific diseases at all scales, from the biology of the causal agent to global impacts.  The molecular biology of the agent, interactions with the human body, and the etiology, epidemiology, history and current state of the disease, ethical considerations, and prospects for cures.


BIOC 2344 - Chemistry and Applications of Biomolecules (Spring Semester)
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1225 or CHEM1515. A descriptive survey of organic functional groups and biomolecules. Mode of formation and function of these molecules in microorganisms, plants and animals as they relate to biotechnology, environmental sciences and health related issues. A terminal course for students in applied biological science education. Not recommended for preprofessional students or students planning graduate study in biological sciences.


BIOC 2352 – Fundamental Biochemistry
Prerequisites: BIOC 1114 and CHEM 1515; Connect knowledge of organic chemistry to biochemistry to better understand and appreciate the chemical principles in forming bimolecular structures and functions.


BIOC 3003 - Hypothesis-Driven Undergraduate Research
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Directed research projects with faculty members in biochemistry and molecular biology. Identify a research question, develop a hypothesis, experimental approach, perform the experiments, and summarize their results in oral and written forms.


BIOC 3223 - Physical Chemistry for Biologists
Prerequisite(s): CHEM1515, MATH2144, PHYS1114, or PHYS2014 or consent of instructor. Classical statistical thermodynamics with applications to pure systems, solutions and electrochemistry; transport; chemical and enzyme kinetics, quantum chemistry of structure and chemical bond; and spectroscopy all with emphasis on biological applications.


BIOC 3653 - Survey of Biochemistry (Fall and Spring Semesters)
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3015 or 3053. An introduction to the chemistry of living systems. Chemical properties of the constituents of living organisms. Modes of formation, reactions and function of these compounds in microorganisms, plants and animals. Intended for non-majors.


BIOC 3713 - Biochemistry I (Fall Semester)
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3053. Biochemistry of nucleic acids, proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, and lipids with an emphasis on the kinetics, thermodynamics, catalytic and regulatory strategies of biochemical reactions and bioenergetics. Designed for biochemistry majors.


BIOC 3723 - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Fall and Spring Semesters)
Lab 6. Prerequisite(s): 3653 or 3713 or concurrent enrollment.  Integrated lecture-laboratory course on fundamental theories and techniques in biochemical, forensic, and clinical research.  Hands-on experience in mass spectrometry, DNA analysis, metabolic assays, kinetic assays, and protein purification.


BIOC 3813 - Biochemistry II (Spring Semester)
Prerequisite(s): BIOC 3713. Continuation of Biochemistry I with focus on metabolic pathways, cycles, and control mechanisms. This course will cover bioenergetics and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and nucleotides. Designed for biochemistry majors.


BIOC 4113 - Molecular Biology (Spring Semester)
Prerequisite(s): 3653 or 3713 and BIOC 3023 or ANSI 3423 or PLNT 3554. Applications of biochemistry, molecular biology and genetic engineering with emphasis on protein structure and function, regulation of cell function, metabolism and disease processes. The course is taught by Patricia Canaan.


BIOC 4523 - Biochemistry of the Cell (Spring Semester) - Currently Not Offered -
Prerequisite(s): 3653 or 3713 and MICR 3033 and BIOL 3023 or ANSI 3423 or PLNT 3554 or consent of instructor. The biochemistry of fundamental processes in normal and disease states of eukaryotic cells. Primary literature based experimental approaches to the mechanisms of intracellular protein trafficking, cytoskeleton, cell adhesion, mitosis, cell cycle, cytokinesis and apoptosis.


BIOC 4723 - Introduction to Bioinformatics
Prerequisite(s): BIOC 1114 and MATH 1513. Providing an introduction to programming for those intending to work with large biological datasets. This course covers the basics of Shell programming, scripting languages and examples of using software and packages.


BIOC 4883 - Senior Seminar in Biochemistry (Spring Semester)
Prerequisite(s): BIOC 3813 or consent of instructor. A senior capstone course for the development of scientific verbal and written communications and assessment of cumulative abilities.  Focus is on problem solving, group discussion, primary literature review, oral presentation, and writing.


BIOC 4990 - Biochemistry Teaching Internship
Learn how to teach a university course while enhancing your scientific communication skills, by serving as a teaching intern for BIOC 3653 - Survey of Biochemistry.


BIOC 4990 - Undergraduate Research
1-6 credits, max 10. Training in independent work, study of relevant literature and experimental investigation of an assigned problem.


AG 3803 - International Study Tour in Agricultural Science and Natural Resources: Switzerland (3 credit hours with "I" designation)
*Undergraduate Students at Oklahoma State University are required to take a class that carries an "I" designation for graduation purposes.


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