Mar 06, 2021  
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 3337 - Biomolecules

Credits: 3 hrs.
This course is a bioanalytical course concentrating on the major classes of biological macromolecules. It will integrate concepts from chemistry and math with biology. The course will look at the significance of the carbon atom and its role in forming the major building block of these biomolecules. The student will become familiar with functional groups on organic molecules which form the amino acid, sugar, fatty acid, and nucleotide monomeric units which, in turn, are responsible for forming the essential macromolecules responsible for the structure and function of living organisms. The bioorganic and biophysical aspects involving the interactions of biomolecules will be covered to explain their role in maintaining homeostasis of an organism. Completion of this course will prepare students for Biochemistry.
Pre-requisite(s): With a grade of “C-” or better in 1) BIO 1313  , CHE 1114  , CHE 1314  , and MAT 1313  ; and 2) either BIO 1315  or BIO 1314 .