Three semester hours in biochemistry are required. This course must be taken at a four-year institution. Laboratory work is not required.
There are many variations to the scope, breadth and depth of the material covered in courses titled biochemistry. When considering the biochemistry class that best satisfies our requirement, we suggest a general, broad-based introductory course. Typical course content would include biological compounds, sugars and carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins, nutrients and minerals, metabolism, bioenergetics, enzymology, catabolism, lipids, nucleic acids and metabolism, anabolism, urea cycle, regulation, molecular and cellular biology, DNA/RNA and protein synthesis, genetic engineering and cell cycle.