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 2+1
IST101 Islamic Studies 2+0
MTH101/ BIO101 Mathematics/Biology 3+0
BSC101 Cell biology 2+1
BSC103 Chemistry 2+1
BSC105 Physiology 2+1
Total 17

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
ENG102 Communication and Writing Skills 2+1
PST101 Pakistan Studies 2+0
MTH201 Linear algebra & differential equation 3+0
PHI101 Philosophy, logic & Critical thinking 3+0
BSC102 Biochemistry 2+1
BSC104 Fundamentals of Microbiology 2+1
Total 17

Year 2

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
CSC101 Introduction to Programming 3+1
PSY101 Psychology 3+0
MTH305 Biostatistics 3+0
BSC201 Fundamentals of classical Genetics 2+1
BSC205 Ecology & biodiversity 2+1
BSC207 Cellular Metabolism & regulation 2+1
Total 19

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
BSC202 Molecular biology 2+1
BSC204 Fundamentals of Immunology 2+1
MGT Fundamentals of Economics 3+0
BSC203 Structural Biology 2+1
BSC208 Introduction to biotechnology 2+1
BSC209 Enzymology 2+1
Total 18

Year 3

Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
BSC301 Bioinformatics 2+1
BSC303 Clinical & Laboratory Diagnostic 2+1
BSC305 Pharmacology 2+1
BSC307 Stem Cells & Developmental Biology 3+0
BSC309 Techniques in Bioscience 3+0
Total 15

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
BSC302 Epidimiology & Public Health 2+1
BSC304 General Virology 2+1
BSC306 Genetic Engineering & its Applications 2+1
BSC308 Nutrition & Dietetics 3+0
BSC310 Drug designing and development 3+0
Total 15

Year 4

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
BSC Contemporary Bioscience 3+0
BSC Research Methodology & Ethics 3+0
BSC Cell and Tissue culture 3+0
BSC Elective I 3+0
BSC Elective II 3+0
Total 15

Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
MGT Entrepreneurship 3+0
BSC Elective III 3+0
BSC Elective IV 3+0
BSC Project(Optional) 0+3
BSC Thesis (Optional) 0+6
Total 18