Biochemistry (Summer Session)

Chemist in LabSatisfy your Biochemistry Requirements for Medical or Dental School in Just 5 Weeks this Summer!

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Many pre-professional students need to take one semester of biochemistry. CSUDH College of Continuing and Professional Education offers a series of 5-week intensive summer classes that satisfies this requirement. The class helps prepare students for the MCAT exam and meets the prerequisite course requirements for medical and dental school. 

The CSUDH College of Continuing and Professional Education has launched this program in 2024. Because students are focused on a single class, they often perform better than by taking the classes with a full course load.

Important Notes:

  • In-person registration is not available for these courses.
  • We recommend all activated students register online via MyCSUDH to avoid extended phone wait times.
  • If you are new to CSUDH, you MUST register via phone (see below for instructions).
  • Only one student may register per phone call.

All students may register beginning Monday, April 8, 2024 at 8am PT.

Pre-Registration Process for All Prospective Students:

  1. Email with your First and Last Name, Personal Email Address, Phone Number, and preferred Course Section.
    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: By connecting with this email, you are expressing your interest in registering for Biochemistry at CSUDH. This email communication is not a registration form, and does not secure a spot in any course. 

  2. Submit unofficial transcript(s) for review to our CSUDH Biochemistry Dropbox ►

  3. Once you receive a confirmation email granting permission to enroll, you may then register online via MyCSUDH (for current/activated CSUDH Students) or via phone (for non-CSUDH Students) starting Monday, April 8, 2024 after 8am PT.

  4. For non-CSUDH Students: you will receive an additional email which will include instructions on how to activate your MyCSUDH ( account; check your spam and/or junk folder to make sure you have received the email.

  5. Once you have received the email and activated your account:
    On Monday, April 8, beginning at 8:00am PT, login to and register for your course(s). If you have not received your email, call the CCPE Registration Office at 310-243-3741 (Option 1) for assistance.

  6. After you receive your course registration confirmation, login to your course content on Canvas, or access Canvas through MyCSUDH. Be aware that your course access is separate from registration, and may take 24–48 hours after registration for Canvas activation.

For questions, email: or call 310-243-2075.


Scheduled Biochemistry Classes:

Biochemistry I • CHE 450 (online)

4 units
Prerequisites: CHE 312 and CHE 313, or CHE 316 and CHE 317, or equivalent courses from another accredited university; See Registration Process above for review instructions.

The chemistry of amino acids and proteins; the chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids; energetics in living systems.

Dates: 06/26/2024—07/26/2024
Days: Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri
Time: 8:00am—10:15am PT
Location: Synchronous Online
Fee: $1,620
Instructor: E. McCauley, Ph.D.
Section: 41
CN: 32876

Dates: 07/29/2024—08/29/2024
Days: Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri
Time: 7:30am—9:45am PT
Location: Synchronous Online
Fee: $1,620
Instructor: E. McCauley, Ph.D.
Section: 42
CN: 32880


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Financial Aid

If you are a CSUDH student, you may be eligible for financial aid for this program. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Non-CSUDH students are not eligible for CSUDH financial aid.


How is the course offered?

This is a synchronous online course, meaning that there will be live lecture components. Video recordings of all lectures will be made available shortly after the live section is complete. 

Can I enroll if I'm currently taking the Biochemistry prerequisite courses?


I'm enrolled in Organic Chemistry but am being blocked from enrolling in Biochemistry... what do I do?

Please contact for a review/permission number. 

Have other questions? Please email

Online Student Access

Most CSUDH courses, whether on campus or online, utilize our Canvas LMS (online learning management system) platform. In addition, to be able to participate in online courses, students may need to use the Zoom videoconferencing system, which is accessed through the course's LMS.

How to Access Courses Online (including Zoom and system requirements) ►

Student Housing Information

If you live outside of the Los Angeles area, and need housing for the program, please contact CSUDH Conferencing for information.