BC 353 - Pre-Health Genetics

  • 4 credits
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Applies and extends the biochemical concepts learned in BC 351 to macromolecules and molecular processes based on nucleic acids.

If you have not met the listed prerequisites, enrollment in this course may be granted on an as-approved basis. Please contact the faculty member to seek approval.

This course requires the use of electronic proctoring through ProctorU, please see http://www.online.colostate.edu/current-students/proctoring.dot for detailed instructions.  For students requiring accommodations, please contact Resources for Disabled Students (RDS); for consideration of exceptions outside the scope of RDS, please contact the University Testing Center.


BC 351 (Principles of Biochemistry) or written consent of instructor.

Textbook and Materials

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


  • Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry (Looseleaf), 7th Ed. (2013)
    ISBN: 9781429293129


Dr. Paul J. Laybourn
Dr. Paul J. Laybourn

(970) 491-5100 | Paul.Laybourn@colostate.edu

Dr. Paul Laybourn earned his BS in Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After working in the Biotech industry for three years in the San Francisco Bay Area he went on to obtain his Ph.D in Biochemistry at the University of California, Davis. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego he was excited to land a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO just 40 miles from where he was born (Cheyenne, WY). Dr. Laybourn has taught courses in genetics, cell biology and biochemistry from the freshman to graduate level for over 20 years. He currently conducts research in cancer biology and how to improve learning outcomes in science courses at the college level in collaboration with faculty in Biology, Chemistry and TILT.