Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms such as viruses, bacteria, algae, fungi, slime molds and protozoa. As the methods exploited to study and manipulate these organisms are different from the techniques used to study other domains of life, therefore, our BS Microbiology program is focused on biological investigations of microbes. Microbiologists can pursue their careers in various fields such as agriculture, food, environment, industrial microbiology, public health, pharmaceuticals, resource management, and Academia.

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 Microbiology degree is required to successfully earn 130 credit hours as per the following detail:

AREA Cr. Hrs.
Core Courses 56
Elective Courses 24
Supporting Science Courses 19
General Education 25
Community Work 0
Project 6

Core Courses (56 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 Biotechnology BI3863 3
Introduction to Immunology Lab BI1151 1
Introduction to Immunology BI1151 3
Functional Genomics BI4523 3
Microbial Ecology MB2323 3
Virology MB3333 3
Mycology MB3353 3
Soil Microbiology MB4323 3
Food Microbiology MB4333 3
Medical Microbiology MB3313 3
Microbial Genetics MB3453 3

Elective Courses (24 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Epidemiology BI3363 3
Fresh Water Microbiology BI4313 3
Molecular Level of Anti-microbial Agent BI4533 3
Anti-viral Therapies BI4543 3
Microbial Biotechnology BI3373 1
Mol Immunology BI4113 3
Genetic Engineering BI4453 3
Clinical Bacteriology BI3213 3
Clinical Biochemistry BI4213 3
Mitochondrial Genetics BI4443 3
Microarray Data Analysis BI4743 3
Chemo Informatics BI4733 3
Bio Nano Technology BI4793 3
Environmental Biotechnology BI4873 3
Water and Waste Water Treatment BI3523 3
Bioremediation BI3543 3
Biofuel and Biorefinary BI3553 3
Industrial Biotechnology BI3733 3
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology BI4843 3
Fungal Biotechnology BI3743 3
Food Biotechnology BI4853 3
Comparative Anatomy BI3163 3
Biodiversity and Conservation BI2173 3
Biosystematics and Classification BI3193 3
Endocrinology BI3183 3
Evolutionary Biology BI3173 3
Developmental Biology BI2163 3
Animal and Plant Physiology BI2153 3
Agricultural Biotechnology BI3853 3

Supporting Science Courses (19 Cr. Hrs.)

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

General Education (25 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Pakistan Studies HMBI1002 2
Islamic Studies/Ethics 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
BI 1111 Cell Biology Lab 0 3 1
CSBI 1133 Introduction to Programming 3 3 3
MTBI 1003 Basic Mathematics 3 0 3
HM 1013 English – I (Functional English) 3 0 3
HM 1002 Pakistan Studies 2 0 2
CSBI 1131 Introduction to Programming Lab 0 3 1

Semester - 2

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
BI 1133 Microbiology and Immunology 3 3 3
BI 1131 Microbiology and Immunology Lab 0 3 1
BI 1123 General Ecology 3 0 3
BI 2213 Chemistry 3 0 3
MTBI 1013 Calculus I 3 0 3
HM 1023 English – II (Communication Skills) 3 0 3
HM 1012 Islamic Studies and Ethics 2 0 2

Semester - 3

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

Semester - 4

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
BI 2423 Molecular Genetics 3 0 3
BI 2421 Molecular Genetics Lab 0 3 1
BI 2173 Biodiversity and Conservation 3 0 3
MTBI 2033 Statistical Methods in Biology 3 0 3
HMBI 2xx3 Humanties – II 3 0 3
BI 2163 Development Biology 3 0 3

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 3xx3 Elective – I 3 0 3
BI 3xx3 Elective – II 3 0 3
BI 3183 Endocrinology 3 0 3

Semester - 6

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
BI 3723 Biological Database and Tools 3 0 3
BI 3721 Biological Database and Tools Lab 0 3 1
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

Semester - 7

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs SCH
HMBI 4xx3 Management – I 3 0 3
BI 4xx3 Elective – V 3 0 3
BI 4xx3 Elective – VI 3 0 3
BI 4523 Functional Genomics 3 0 3
BI 4912 Project Part – I 0 6 2

Semester - 8

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