BC 351 - Principles of Biochemistry

  • 4 credits
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Structure and function of biological molecules; biocatalysis; metabolism and energy transduction; gene expression.
For majors in biological sciences, engineering, and preprofessional students in the health sciences.


BZ 110 (Principles of Animal Biology) or BZ 120 (Principles of Plant Biology) or LIFE 102 (Attributes of Living Systems); CHEM 245 (Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry) or CHEM 341 (Modern Organic Chemistry) or CHEM 345 (Organic Chemistry).

Important Information

If you have not taken and completed 1 semester of 100-level general biology and at least 1 semester of 200-level organic chemistry, enrollment may be granted on an as-approved basis. Please contact the faculty member to seek approval ONLY IF these minimum requirements have not been met.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Principles of Biochemistry (2016)
    Aaron J. Sholders and Brian Kalet
    ISBN: 9781615496952


Aaron J. Sholders
Aaron J. Sholders

(970) 491-7916 | Aaron.Sholders@ColoState.edu

Dr. Aaron Sholders received his B.S. in Chemistry in 2001 from University of Northern Colorado. He then continued his studies at Colorado State University earning an MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2003 and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2006. Following his doctoral work he was fortunate enough to be offered a faculty position in the Biochemistry department at CSU and currently works as the Undergraduate Program Coordinator.