Biosciences is an interdisciplinary approach that executes cutting edge study in a wide range of areas including biochemistry, bioinformatics, genetics, genomics, biotechnology, microbiology and environmental sciences. Department promotes excellence interdisciplinary biological research by encouraging independent and original work and training..

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent securing at least 45% marks in aggregate.
  • CUST Admission Test or HEC Approved Test.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Each candidate for the BS Biosciences degree is required to complete successfully 130 credit hours as per the following details:

AREA Cr. Hrs.
Biosciences Core Courses 56
Biosciences Elective Courses 24
Supporting Science Courses 19
General Education / University Electives 25
Internship 0
Project 06
Community Service 0

Core Courses (57 Cr. Hrs)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Cell Biology Lab BI1111 1
Cell Biology BI1113 3
Biochemistry Lab BI2221 1
Biochemistry BI2223 3
Introduction to Microbiology Lab BI1141 1
Introduction to Microbiology BI1143 3
Protein Chemistry BI3513 3
Molecular Genetics Lab BI2421 1
Molecular Genetics BI2423 3
Introduction to Bioinformatics Lab BI2711 1
Introduction to Bioinformatics BI2713 3
Bio-ethics and Bio-safety BI3823 3
Introduction to Immunology Lab BI1151 1
Introduction to Immunology BI1153 3
Introduction to Biotechnology BI3863 3
Biodiversity and Conservation BS2173 3
Biosystematics and Classification BS3193 3
Functional Genomics BI4523 3
Endocrinology BS3183 3
Animal and Physiology BI2153 3
General Ecology BS2123 3
Evolutionary Biology BS3173 3
Developmental Biology BS2163 3

Elective Courses (24 Cr. Hrs)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Enzymology BI3533 3
Health Biotechnology BI3843 3
Recombinant DNA Technology BI3453 3
Agriculture Biotechnology BI3853 3
Public Health and Environment BI3343 3
Medical Microbiology BI3313 3
Principles of Breeding BI4723 3
Microbial Genetics BI3453 3
Human Genetics BI3443 3
Synthetic Biology BI4613 3
Mitochondrial Genetics BI4443 3
Microarray Data Analysis BI4743 3
Bioinformatics Algorithm BI4433 3
Pharmacogenomics BI3463 3
Machine Learning for Bioinformatics BI4763 3
Food Biotechnology BI4853 3
Cancer Biology BI4123 3
Chemoinformatics BI4733 3
Cancer Cytogenetics BI4133 3
Computational Biology BI4773 3
System Biology BI4783 3
Genetic Engineering BI4453 3
Virology BI3333 3
Applications of Biotechnology BI4863 3
Nano Biotechnology BI4793 3
Clinical Biochemistry BI4213 3
Environmental Biotechnology BI4873 3
Environmental Law and Policy BI4623 3
Population Genetics BI4473 3
Molecular Immunology BI4113 3
Microbiology Biotechnology BI3373 3
Medical Microbiology BI3313 3

Supporting Science Courses (19 Cr. Hrs)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Introduction to Programming Lab CSBI1131 1
Introduction to Programming CSBI1133 3
Chemistry BI2213 3
Basic Mathematics MTBI1003 3
Calculus I MTBI1013 3
Statistical Methods in Biology MTBI2033 3
Biophysics BI2143 3

General Education (25 Cr. Hrs)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Pakistan Studies HMBI1002 2
Islamic Studies HMBI1012 2
English I HMBI1013 3
English II HMBI1023 3
Technical Report Writing HMBI2033 3
Humanities I HMBI2xx3 3
Humanities II HMBI2xx3 3
Management I HMBI4xx3 3
Management II HMBI4xx3 3

Design Project (6 Cr. Hrs)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Design Project I BS4912 2
Design Project II BS4924 4

ROAD MAP

Semester - 1

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
BI 1113 Cell Biology 3 3 3
CSBI 1133 Introduction to Programming 3 3 3
MTB 1003 Basic Mathematics 3 0 3
HM 1002 Pakistan Studies 2 0 2
HM 1013 English – I (Functional English) 3 0 3
BI 1111 Cell Biology Lab 3 1
CSBI 1131 Introduction to Programming Lab 0 3 1

Semester - 2

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
BI 1123 General Ecology 3 0 3
BI 1133 Microbiology and Immunology 3 3 3
BI 2213 Chemistry 3 0 3
MTB 1033 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3 0 3
HM 1012 Islamic Studies and Ethics 2 0 2
HM 1023 English – II (Communications Skills) 3 0 3
BI 1131 Microbiology and Immunology Lab 0 3 1

Semester - 3

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
BI 2223 Biochemistry 3 3 3
BI 2153 Animal and Plant Physiology 3 0 3
BI 2143 Biophysics 3 0 3
HM 2xx3 Humanities – I 3 0 3
HM 2033 Technical Report Writing 3 0 3
BI 2221 Bichemistry Lab 0 3 1

Semester - 4

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
BI 2423 Molecular Genetics 3 0 3
BI 2723 Biodiversity and Conservation 3 0 3
BI 2163 Development Biology 3 0 3
BI 2033 Statistical Methods in Biology 3 0 3
HM 3xx3 Humanities – II 3 0 3
BI 2421 Molecular Genetics Lab 0 3 1

Semester - 5

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
BI 3513 Protein Chemistry 3 0 3
BI 3813 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 0 3
BI 3193 Biosystematics and Classification 3 0 3
BI 3183 Endocrinology 3 0 3
BI 3XX3 Elective-I 3 0 3
BI 3XX3 Elective-II 3 0 3

Semester - 6

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
BI 3823 Bio-ethics and Bio-safety 3 0 3
BI 3163 Comparative Anatomy 3 0 3
BI 3173 Evolutionary Biology 3 0 3
BI 3XX3 Elective-III 3 0 3
BI 3XX3 Elective-IV 3 0 3
BI 3723 Biological Database and Tools 3 0 3
BI 3721 Biological Database and Tools Lab 0 3 1

Semester - 7

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
BI 4523 Functional Genomics 3 0 3
HM 4XX3 Management-I 3 0 3
BI 4XX3 Elective-V 3 0 3
BI 4XX3 Elective-VI 3 0 3
BI 4912 Project (Part-I) 0 9 2

Semester - 8

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
BI 4XX3 Elective-VII 3 0 3
BI 4XX3 Elective-VIII 3 0 3
HM 4xx3 Management-II 3 0 3
BI 4924 Project Part – II 0 12 4