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Introduction to Biochemistry

This course examines in plants and animals the chemical nature of cellular components, enzyme kinetics, and mechanism of enzyme activity, energy interconversions, and biosynthetic reactions, including template-dependent processes and some aspects of metabolic control mechanisms.   This course fulfills the biochemistry requirement for the biological sciences concentration.

Course Code

BIOS 20200




UChicago Undergraduates
Visiting Undergraduates


Biological Sciences

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Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

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Primary Instructor

Paul Strieleman


Session I

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Lab Day(s)

Wed Thurs

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  • Eligibility: current high school sophomores and juniors, 14 years and older (unless clearly stated otherwise); current College undergraduate students; and visiting undergraduate students.
  • The Priority application deadline is February 2. Students who apply by the Priority application deadline will have their $50 application fee waived. Any applications received after the Priority deadline will be admitted using rolling admission and will require a $50 application fee. 
  • International students who will require a visa to attend, applications will be considered no later than April 2 in order to allow enough time to complete the visa application process.
  • Rolling admissions: courses fill quickly, so submit your complete application as soon as possible.

Additional Details

  • Prerequisite: Cell Biology and 2 quarters of Organic Chemistry.
  • Fulfills Biochemistry requirement for Biological Sciences major.
  • Attend one lab day.
  • This course is not open to High School Students.

Cost & Aid

Tuition is $4,085 per course. (Full-time registration is two courses taken during the same session.)
Additional fees apply; housing and dining costs not included.

Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for high school students can be found here.
Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for undergraduates can be found here.