PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The Department of Biosciences here at BHU, embraces the full breadth of modern, vibrant and internationally leading programs. The program spans levels of organization from atoms to biospheres, that strongly supports multidisciplinary integration empowering student with the flexibility to tailor their education to their skills and interests as they evolve.

BS Biosciences program offers a conceptual learning experience through interactive classroom sessions and hands on experience through lab session. Biosciences graduates will have a better understanding of science, and biological science, in particular and will be able to contribute at the national and international level.

At BHU, Biosciences graduate can go on to make difference as leader and innovators in academia, biotechnology and health care industry, research institution, business, finance and education policy.

The BS programs provide students opportunities for:

  • Studying under foreign qualified faculty working on key research areas including cancer and immunology
  • Studying a research based curriculum
  • Exploring diverse careers such as food scientists and environmental scientists
  • Utilizing cutting-edge technology in customized laboratory spaces

Students pursuing a career in the Sciences can look forward to lucrative and in-demand careers such as:

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Food Scientist
  • Immunologist
  • Parasitologist
  • Environmental Advocate

Program Objectives

  • The program aims at imparting academic excellence, personality development and scientific desire among students to face the challenges in the field of biosciences.
  • Training of the future generation of Bio Scientist for 21st century career through advance facilities, research and real world experiences.
  • The instructional philosophy of experiential learning and threshold concepts for developing critical thinking skills

Degree Offered

  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Semesters: 8
  • Credit Hours: 131

Entry Requirements

The applicant should:

  • Have 50% marks in HSC(Pre-Engineering or Pre-Medical) /A-levels or equivalent qualification
  • Qualify the Aptitude Test and Interview

Internship Opportunities

  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Diagnostic laboratories
  • Research institutes
  • Food industry
  • Health related organizations

Career Prospects

Graduates will find opportunities in:

  • Healthcare organizations
  • Research/academic organizations
  • Food and agriculture sector
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Biotechnological industry
  • R&D institutions
  • Pollution control, biocontrol, bioremediation
  • Nutrition & Dietetics

Molecular Biosciences

Diverse training in exciting areas of molecular biology for problem solving and evaluating clinical and translational research.

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Develop knowledge and skills for writing computer programs using simple language and their applications in biology.

Virology & Immunology

To develop an understanding of natural defense and its modulation. Knowledge about detailed understanding of viruses and viral infections.

Biopharmaceuticals

To explore and understand various aspects of biopharmaceuticals and their applications.

Applied Biosciences

To give a taste of applied and practical aspects of biosciences in biotechnology, food, agriculture, environment and health & diseases.

Year 1

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
ENG101 Functional English 3
PST101 Pakistan Studies 2
MTH101/ BIO101 Mathematics/Biology 3
BSC101 Cell biology 3
BSC103 Chemistry 3
BSC105 APhysiology 3
Total 17

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
ENG102 Communication and Writing Skills 3
IST101 Islamic Studies 2
MTH102 Linear algebra & differential equation 3
BSC102 Biochemistry 3
BSC104 Microbiology 3
PHI101 Philosophy, logic & Critical thinking 3
Total 17

Year 2

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
BSC201 Fundamentals of classical Genetics 3
BSC203 Structural Biology 3
MTH305 Biostatistics 3
CSC101 Introduction to Programming 4
BSC205 Ecology & biodiversity 3
BSC207 Cellular Metabolism & regulation 3
Total 19

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
BSC202 Molecular biology 3
BSC204 Fundamentals of Immunology 3
BSC206 Evolution 3
PSY101 Psychology 3
BSC208 Introduction to biotechnology 3
BSC209 Enzymology 3
Total 18

Year 3

Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
BSC301 Clinical biochemistry 3
BSC303 Environment & public health 3
BSC305 Molecular diagnostics 3
BSC307 Developmental biology 3
BSC309 Probiotics & Microbiome 3
Total 15

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
BSC302 Bioinformatics 3
BSC304 Virology 3
BSC306 Introduction to neuroscience 3
BSC308 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
BSC310 Drug designing and development 3
Total 15

Year 4

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
ECO101 Fundamentals of Economics 3
BSC401 General pharmacology 3
BSC403 Research Methodology & Ethics 3
- Elective I 3
- Elective II 3
Total 15

Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
MHT401 Entrepreneurship 3
BSC402 Cell and tissue culture 3
- Elective III 3
- Elective IV 3
- Project 3
Optional Thesis
Total 15