Biochemistry Courses

The Department of Biochemistry offers a wide range of courses for undergraduate biochemistry majors and non-majors, as well as graduate students in our Integrated Program in Biochemistry. The department’s biochemistry courses are the backbone of our world-class programs, which are part of one of the best colleges for biochemistry in the country.  

The official full list of biochemistry courses can be found in the university’s Guide. However, below is a list of our courses with sample syllabi, if available, and when the course is usually taught.

To enroll in courses, students should go to enroll.wisc.edu, which will have the most up-to-date information on which courses are offered in a specific semester.


100 Level  |  200 Level  |  300 Level  |  500 Level  |  600 Level  |  700 Level  |  800 Level  |  900 Level


100 FRESHMAN BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR

104 MOLECULAR MECHANISMS, HUMAN HEALTH AND YOU

289 HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY

  • Offered: Fall, Spring

299 INDEPENDENT STUDY 

  • Offered: Fall, Spring
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399 COORDINATIVE INTERNSHIP

  • Offered: Fall, Spring

501 INTRODUCTION TO BIOCHEMISTRY

507 GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY 1

508 GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY 2

510 BIOCHEMICAL PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN AND ANIMAL NUTRITION (Also Nutri Sci 510)

550 TOPICS IN MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY

551 BIOCHEMICAL METHODS 

575 BIOLOGY OF VIRUSES (Also MMI 575)

601 PROTEIN AND ENZYME STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

606 MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY (Also Math/BMI/BMC 606)

609 MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY (Also Math/BMI/BMC 609)

612 PROKARYOTIC MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (Also Microbio/Genetics 612)

  • Offered: Fall

619 ADVANCED NUTRITION: INTERMEDIARY METABOLISM OF MACRONUTRIENTS (Also Nutri Sci 619)

  • Offered: Spring

620 EUKARYOTIC MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (Also CRB 620)

621 PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY (Also Botany 621)

625 MECHANISMS OF ACTION OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS

  • Offered: Spring

630 CELLULAR SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION MECHANISMS (Also Phmacol-m/ Zoology 630)

645 MOLECULAR CONTROL OF METABOLISM AND METABOLIC DISEASE

651 BIOCHEMICAL METHODS (see 551)

660 BIOCHEMICAL TECHNIQUES

  • Offered: Fall

665 BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (Also Chem 665)

  • Offered: Fall, Spring odd years

681/682 SENIOR HONORS THESIS (For Honors Biochemistry majors only) 

  • Offered: Fall, Spring

691/692 SENIOR THESIS

  • Offered: Fall, Spring

699 SPECIAL PROBLEMS

  • Offered: Fall, Spring
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701 PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (Also BMC 701)

704 CHEMICAL BIOLOGY (Also Chem 704)

  • Offered: Fall

726 REGULATION OF GENE EXPRESSION IN PROKARYOTES (Also Micro 726)

  • Offered: Spring, even years

729 ADVANCED TOPICS (Also BMC 901)

  • Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Topic: IPiB Seminar

729 ADVANCED TOPICS

  • Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Topic: Practicum in Undergraduate Teaching

729 ADVANCED TOPICS

  • Offered: Fall
  • Topic: Foundations of Biotechnology

729 ADVANCED TOPICS

799 PRACTICUM IN BIOCHEMISTRY TEACHING

  • Offered: Fall, Spring

800 PRACTICAL NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE THEORY

  • Offered: Fall

801 BIOCHEMICAL APPLICATIONS OF NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE

840 REGULATORY MECHANISMS IN PLANT DEVELOPMENT (Also Botany/Genetics 840)

  • Offered: Fall, even years

872 SELECTED TOPICS IN MACROMOLECULAR AND BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (Also Chem 872)

  • Offered: Fall, Spring

901 SEMINAR - NUTRITION AND METABOLISM (Advanced) (Also Nutri Science 901)

  • Offered: Fall

906 TOPICS IN MODELING FOR BIOCHEMICAL SYSTEMS (Advanced)

  • Offered: Fall

909 SEMINAR - ENZYMOLOGY - STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION (Advanced)

  • Offered: Fall, Spring

910 SEMINAR - MOLECULAR VIROLOGY (Advanced)

  • Offered: Fall, Spring

912 SEMINAR - MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF DEVELOPMENT (Advanced)

  • Offered: Fall

913 SEMINAR - RIBOGROUP (Advanced) (Also BMC 913)

  • Offered: Spring

914 SEMINAR - MOLECULAR BIOSCIENCES (Advanced) (Also Micro/BMC/MM&I 914)

  • Offered: Fall, Spring

915 SEMINAR - COMPUTATION AND INFORMATICS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE (Also BMI/BME/CBE/Comp Sci/Genetics 915)

  • Offered: Spring

916 SEMINAR - CELLULAR MECHANISMS OF PROTEIN and MEMBRANE BIOGENESIS AND TRAFFICKING (Advanced)

  • Offered: Spring

917 SEMINAR - REGULATION OF GENE EXPRESSION (Advanced) (Also Micro 917)

  • Offered: Fall, Spring

918 SEMINAR - SINGLE MOLECULE APPROACHES TO BIOLOGY (Also Chem 918)

  • Offered: Fall

932 SEMINAR - BIOTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM (Also Mirco/CBE 932)

  • Offered: Fall, Spring

945 SEMINAR - CHEMICAL BIOLOGY (Advanced) (Also Chem 945)

  • Offered: Spring

990 RESEARCH

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer