BIO 217 Principles of Biochemistry

Emphasizes the structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, amino acids and proteins in living systems. The properties of these biological molecules are related to their chemical structure and specific roles within the cell. Topics include membrane structure and function, enzyme mechanisms and kinetics, and the energetics of metabolic reactions and pathways. The theory of analytical methods used to study biological molecules is also covered.


3 credits


A grade of C or better in class='sc-courselink' href='/en/2022-2023/stevenson-university-undergraduate-catalog/courses/bio-biology/100/bio-112'>BIO 112 or class='sc-courselink' href='/en/2022-2023/stevenson-university-undergraduate-catalog/courses/bio-biology/100/bio-113'>BIO 113, class='sc-courselink' href='/en/2022-2023/stevenson-university-undergraduate-catalog/courses/bio-biology/100/bio-113l'>BIO 113L or BIO 113HL, CHEM 110 and CHEM 110L or CHEM 116 and CHEM 116L or CHEM 116H and CHEM 116HL


Fall and Spring