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CHEM 488 Directed Research in Biochemistry

This is a faculty designed independent study (FDIS) which provides students the opportunity to do independent research in the field of biochemistry under the supervision of a resident chemistry/biology faculty member. This course improves students problem solving, analytical, and reasoning skills. At the end of the course, students complete a research report that must be approved by the instructor. The number of credits will be decided by the faculty and the student.


Special information

Instructor's permission required
1-5 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 2, 2018 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Summarize terminology and literature commonly used in a specific field/area of biochemistry.
  • Develop problem solving, numerical/computational, and mathematical skills.
  • Conceptualize common issues addressed within this field.
  • Demonstrate the conceptual and practical skills necessary to answer questions and solve problems in a specific field/area of biochemistry.
  • Identify the areas of research interests in biochemical related fields.

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
21 Directed Research in Biochemistry Mensinger, Zack Books for CHEM-488-21 Spring 2024 Course details for CHEM-488-21 Spring 2024