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..

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

  PEO-1 The graduates will demonstrate advancement in microbiology profession by enhancing their knowledge and skills.
  PEO-2 The graduates will contribute competently in the industry by applying requisite technical skills.
  PEO-3 The graduates will demonstrate commitment to ethical values and contribute positively towards the society.

PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES (PLOs)

  PLO-1 Knowledge

An ability to apply fundamental and specialized knowledge of biosciences to the solution of complex biosciences problems.

  PLO-2 Hypothesis Formulation

An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, analyze complex biosciences problems, reaching substantiated conclusions towards formulation of hypothesis using fundamental principles of biosciences.

  PLO-3 Experiment/ Process Design

An ability to design experimental solutions to validate biosciences Hypothesis and design process while maintaining biosciences standards, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

  PLO-4 Investigation

An ability to investigate complex issues in biosciences in a methodical way including literature survey, and development of systems, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions.

  PLO-5 Modern Tool Usage

An ability to select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex biosciences activities, with an understanding of the limitations.

  PLO-6 Impact Analysis

An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional biosciences practice and solution to complex biosciences problems.

  PLO-7 Management Skills

An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply biosciences principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.

  PLO-8 Team Work

An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.

  PLO-9 Ethics

Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of biosciences practice.

  PLO-10 Communication

An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex biosciences activities with the bioscience’s community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

  PLO-11 Lifelong Learning

An ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent securing at least 50% 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.
Core Courses 57
Elective Courses 24
Supporting Science Courses 19
General Education Courses 25
Internship 0
Project 06
Community Service 0

Core Courses (57 Cr. Hrs)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Cell Biology Lab BS1111 1
Cell Biology BS1113 3
Biochemistry Lab BS2221 1
Biochemistry BS2223 3
Introduction to Microbiology Lab BS1141 1
Introduction to Microbiology BS1143 3
Protein Chemistry BS3513 3
Molecular Genetics Lab BS2421 1
Molecular Genetics BS2423 3
Introduction to Bioinformatics Lab BS2711 1
Introduction to Bioinformatics BS2713 3
Bio-ethics and Bio-safety BS3823 3
Introduction to Immunology Lab BS1151 1
Introduction to Immunology BS1153 3
Introduction to Biotechnology BS3863 3
Biodiversity and Conservation BS2173 3
Biosystematics and Classification BS3193 3
Functional Genomics BS4523 3
Endocrinology BS3183 3
Animal and Physiology BS2153 3
General Ecology BS2123 3
Evolutionary Biology BS3173 3
Developmental Biology BS2163 3

Elective Courses (24 Cr. Hrs)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Enzymology BS3533 3
Health Biotechnology BT3843 3
Recombinant DNA Technology BT3453 3
Agriculture Biotechnology BT3853 3
Public Health and Environment BS3343 3
Medical Microbiology MB3313 3
Principles of Breeding BS4723 3
Microbial Genetics MB3413 3
Human Genetics BS3443 3
Synthetic Biology BS4783 3
Mitochondrial Genetics BS4443 3
Microarray Data Analysis BS4743 3
Bioinformatics Algorithms BI4433 3
Pharmacogenomics BS3463 3
Machine Learning for Bioinformatics BI4763 3
Food Biotechnology BS4853 3
Cancer Biology BS4123 3
Chemoinformatics BS4693 3
Cancer Cytogenetics BS4133 3
Computational Biology BI4773 3
System Biology BI4783 3
Genetic Engineering BT4453 3
Virology MB3333 3
Applications of Biotechnology BI4863 3
Nano Biotechnology BS4793 3
Clinical Biochemistry BS4213 3
Environmental Biotechnology BT4873 3
Environmental Law and Policy BS4623 3
Population Genetics BS4473 3
Molecular Immunology BS4113 3
Microbiology Biotechnology BT3373 3
Medical Microbiology MB3313 3

Supporting Science Courses (19 Cr. Hrs)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Introduction to Programming Lab CSBS1131 1
Introduction to Programming CSBS1133 3
Chemistry BS2213 3
Basic Mathematics MTBS1003 3
Calculus I MTBS1013 3
Statistical Methods in Biology MTBS2033 3
Biophysics BS2143 3

General Education (25 Cr. Hrs)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Pakistan Studies HMBS1002 2
Islamic Studies HMBS1012 2
English I HMBS1013 3
English II HMBS1023 3
Technical Report Writing HMBS2033 3
Humanities I HMBS2xx3 3
Humanities II HMBS2xx3 3
Management I MGBS4xx3 3
Management II MGBS4xx3 3

Design Project (6 Cr. Hrs)

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

SCHEME OF STUDIES

Semester - 1

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 1113 Cell Biology 3 3 3
CSBS 1133 Introduction to Programming 3 3 3
MTBS 1003 Basic Mathematics 3 0 3
HMBS 1002 Pakistan Studies 2 0 2
HMBS 1013 English – I (Functional English) 3 0 3
BS 1111 Cell Biology Lab 0 3 1
CSBS 1131 Introduction to Programming Lab 0 3 1

Semester - 2

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 1143 Introduction to Microbiology 3 0 3
BS 1141 Introduction to Microbiology Lab 3 3 3
BS 2213 Chemistry 3 0 3
BS 1153 Introduction to Immunology 3 0 3
HMBS 1012 Islamic Studies and Ethics 2 0 2
HMBS 1023 English – II (Communications Skills) 3 0 3
BS 1151 Introduction to Immunology Lab 0 3 1

Semester - 3

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 2223 Biochemistry 3 3 3
BS 2423 Molecular Genetics 3 0 3
BS 2421 Molecular Genetics Lab 0 3 1
BS 2143 Biophysics 3 0 3
HMBS 2xx3 Humanities – I 3 0 3
HMBS 2033 Technical Report Writing 3 0 3
BS 2221 Biochemistry Lab 0 3 1

Semester - 4

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 3513 Protein Chemistry 3 0 3
BS 2123 General Ecology 3 0 3
BS 2713 Introduction to Bioinformatics 3 0 3
MTBS 2033 Statistical Methods in Biology 3 0 3
BS 2711 Introduction to Bioinformatics Lab 3 0 3

Semester - 5

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 3153 Animal and Plant Physiology 3 0 3
BS 3193 Biosystematics and Classification 3 0 3
BS 2172 Biodiversity and Conservation 3 0 3
BS 3173 Evolutionary Biology 3 0 3
MB 3333 Elective-I (Virology) 3 0 3
BT 3853 Elective-II (Agricultural Biotechnology) 3 0 3

Semester - 6

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 3183 Endocrinology 3 0 3
BS 2163 Development Biology 3 0 3
BT 3843 Elective-III (Health Biotechnology) 3 0 3
MB 3313 Elective-IV (Medical Microbiology) 3 0 3
BT 3373 Elective-V (Microbial Biotechnology) 3 0 3
HMBS 2xx3 Humanities-II 3 0 3

Semester - 7

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 3823 Bioethics and Biosafety 3 0 3
MGBS 4XX3 Management-I 3 0 3
BS 4793 Elective-VI (Nano-Biotechnology) 3 0 3
BS 4443 Elective-VII (Mitochondrial Genetics) 3 0 3
BS 4912 Project (Part-I) 0 9 2

Semester - 8

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 4523 Functional Genomics 3 0 3
BS 4113 Elective-VIII (Molecular Immunology) 3 0 3
MGBS 4xx3 Management-II 3 0 3
BS 4924 Project Part – II 0 12 4