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BCHM 1014: Introduction to Biochemistry

Our Introduction to Biochemistry (FYE) course facilitates new student transition and integration into the department and University.  Our FYE1 and FYE2 courses are taught in the New Classroom Building. An undergraduate peer mentor is assigned to each first-year biochemistry student, to help with navigating the first year of studies. Our peer mentors attend FYE classes and hold chemistry study sessions to assist all students in bettering themselves academically. Our academic advisors also attend the FYE 1 and 2 classes, so students have a chance to ask questions and receive information.

3 Things You Should Know About BCHM 1014

  1. Science is an ongoing iterative process and so is learning.
  2. The Biochemistry Department is a community filled with a range of personalities
    and we welcome you to be part of it!
  3. No one is perfect, but being receptive and using constructive feedback helps all
    of us improve our work.

Key Learning Experience
Practicing the process of the scientific method through trial and error both as an individual and as part of a team via student-generated research questions are the major goals of this course.

What is the most enjoyable part of the course? What can students learn from this part of the course?
Building a sense of belonging within the biochemistry major is the most enjoyable part of this course. By meeting the people that make up our department, our university, and the field of biochemistry at large you will be exposed to a range of perspectives and hopefully reflect on your own developing perceptions of the field.

Other Things to Know About BCHM 1014?
Practice accessing research papers through the library.

Contact: Kris Hite