Biochemistry 501, Introduction to Biochemistry, is a three-credit course offered every semester. Attendance during the school year often exceeds 600 students a semester, and its popularity as an online summer course has grown exponentially since first being offered in summer 2019. Biochemistry 501 was in 2nd place UW-wide last year for most students enrolled in a summer course.
The course explores how life works at a molecular level, and is popular among a variety of majors. It has been team taught by biochemistry professors Richard Amasino and Sam Butcher, and biochemistry instructor Mario Pennella. For the summer 2021 course they will be joined by biochemistry professor Scott Coyle.