Introductory Biochemistry MCELLBI X105

Course Description

Understand the basic chemistry and overall structure of the most important biological macromolecules presented in this nonlab course. You study enzyme catalysis; cellular architecture; intermediary metabolism; and special processes such as photosynthesis, biological oxidation and energy production. Explore the various ways that biological systems react to their environment.


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Applies Toward the Following Certificate(s) and Program(s)


College-level courses in elementary chemistry and biology required; one or two semesters of organic chemistry recommended.


MCELLBI X105 - 017 Introductory Biochemistry
2015-2016 - Ongoing 2015-2016
Nidhi Ahuja
  • Online
  • 45.00
  • 3 semester units
  • Course Fee credit (3 units) $850.00
Textbook (Mandatory) Biochemistry: A Short Course
Textbook ISBN: 9781429283601
W. H. Freeman
John L. Tymoczko, Jeremy M. Berg, Lubert Stryer
Copyright 2013

Online, enroll anytime. This continuous enrollment course begins when you enroll. (Learn more.) You have a minimum of 90 days and a maximum of 180 days to complete the course. This section requires a proctored final exam.

Students must score a 70% or higher on the final exam to pass the course.