BS Microbiology

About The Program

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 132 credit hours as per the following detail:

AREA Cr. Hrs.
General Education 39
Distribution Requirement 18
Major Courses 54
Elective Courses 15
Design Project 06
Practical Lab Learning 00
Internship 00
Community Service 00
Total 132

General Education (39 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Islamic Studies / Ethics BMBG1013 3
English-I BMBG1113 3
Introduction to Psychology BMBG1213 3
Basic Mathematics BMBG1313 3
Computing and Analytics BMBG1413 3
Language-I BMBG15x3 3
Pakistan Studies BMBG1023 3
English-II BMBG1123 3
Introduction to Sociology BMBG1223 3
Calculus BMBG1323 3
Statistical Methods BMBG1423 3
Language-II BMBG15x3 3
English-III BMBG2133 3

Distribution Requirements (18 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Accounting-I ACBS2003 3
Bioethics and Biosafety BS3823 3
Introduction to Management MGBS4003 3
Functional Genomics BS4523 3
Machine Learning CSBS4613 3
Introduction to Data Science CSBS4883 3

Major Courses (54 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Cell Biology BS1113 3
Cell Biology Lab BS1111 1
Introduction to Microbiology BS1143 3
Introduction to Microbiology Lab BS1141 1
Introduction to Immunology BS1153 3
Introduction to Immunology Lab BS1151 1
Biophysics BS2143 3
Chemistry BS2213 3
Biochemistry BS2223 3
Biochemistry Lab BS2221 1
Microbial Ecology MB2323 3
Molecular Genetics BS2423 3
Molecular Genetics Lab BS2421 1
Introduction to Bioinformatics BS2713 3
Introduction to Bioinformatics Lab BS2711 1
Medical Microbiology MB3313 3
Virology MB3333 3
Mycology MB3353 3

Elective Courses (15 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
General Ecology BS2123 3
Endocrinology BS3183 3
Epidemiology BS3363 3
Parasitology MB3383 3
Pharmacogenomics BS3463 3
Infection and Pathogenicity MB3683 3
Industrial Biotechnology BT3733 3
Fungal Biotechnology BS3743 3
Veterinary Microbiology MB3783 3
Health Biotechnology BT3843 3
Agriculture Biotechnology BT3853 3
Genetic Engineering BT4453 3
Environmental Law and Policy BS4623 3
Nano Biotechnology BS4793 3
Food Biotechnology BS4853 3

Design Project (06 Cr. Hrs.)

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

Practical Lab Learning (PLXXX0x0)

Each student is required to complete training spread over 4 semesters in one of the following:
a) Entrepreneurship (PLENX0x0)
b) Extracurricular Activities (PLSPX0x0)
c) Co-Curricular Activities (PLYCX0x0)

Internship (BI4200)

It is mandatory for every student to register in an 8 week summer internship program following their 6th semester or after the completion of 90 credit hours. A formal evaluation is carried out and Pass/Fail grade is awarded to the student.

Community Service (VIS4000)

It is mandatory for every student to get involved in 65 hours community service during summer (not allowed when student is registered for internship) following their 4th semester or after completion of 50 Cr.Hrs.

Program Duration

This is a four-year degree program comprising of 8 semesters with minimum of 132 semester credit hours (Cr. Hrs). There will be a Fall and a Spring semester in each year. The summer session will be utilized for internships or deficiency courses. The maximum duration to complete BS is 7 years.

CGPA Requirement

A student is required to earn a minimum 2.00/4.00 CGPA on the completion of his/her degree requirements.

Semester - 1

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
BMBG 1113 English-I 3 3 3
BMBG 1313 Basic Mathematics 3 3 3
BMBG 1413 Computing and Analytics 3 3 3
BMBG 15×3 Language-I 3 3 3
BMBG 1013 Islamic Studies/Ethics 3 3 3

Semester - 2

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
BMBG 1123 English-II 3 3 3
BMBG 1223 Introduction to Sociology 3 3 3
BMBG 1323 Calculus 3 3 3
BMBG 1423 Statistical Methods in Biology 3 3 3
BMBG 15×3 Language-II 3 3 3
BMBG 1023 Pakistan Studies 3 3 3

Semester - 3

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
BMBG 2133 English-III 3 0 3
BS 1113 Cell Biology 3 0 3
BS 1111 Cell Biology Lab 0 3 1
BS 1153 Introduction to Immunology 3 0 3
BS 1151 Introduction to Immunology Lab 0 3 1
BS 1143 Introduction to Microbiology 3 0 3
BS 1141 Introduction to Microbiology Lab 0 3 1
ACBS 2003 Accounting-I 3 0 3

Semester - 4

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
BS 2223 Biochemistry 3 0 3
BS 2221 Biochemistry Lab 0 3 1
BS 2423 Molecular Genetics 3 0 3
BS 2421 Molecular Genetics Lab 0 3 1
BS 2713 Introduction to Bioinformatics 3 0 3
BS 2711 Introduction to Bioinformatics Lab 0 3 1
MGBS 4003 Introduction to Management 3 0 3
BS 3823 Bioethics and Biosafety 3 0 3

Semester - 5

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
BS 2143 Biophysics 3 0 3
BS 2213 Chemistry 3 0 3
MB 2323 Microbial Ecology 3 0 3
MB 3333 Virology 3 0 3
CSBS 4883 Introduction to Data science 3 0 3
PLXX 4010 Practical Learning Lab-I 0 0 0

Semester - 6

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
CSBS 4613 Machine Learning 3 0 3
MB 3353 Mycology 3 0 3
MB 3413 Microbial Genetics 3 0 3
BS 3813 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 0 3
BS 4523 Functional Genomics 3 0 3
PLXX 4020 Practical Learning Lab-II 0 0 0

Semester - 7

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
MB 3313 Medical Microbiology 3 0 3
MB 4323 Soil Microbiology 3 0 3
BS 4793 Nano-Biotechnology 3 0 3
BS y 4853 Food Biotechnology 3 0 3
BS 4912 Project Design I 0 6 2
PLXX 4030 Practical Learning Lab III 0 0 0

Semester - 8

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
MB 4333 Food Microbiology 3 0 3
MB 3783 Veterinary Microbiology 3 0 3
BT 3853 Agriculture Biotechnology 3 0 3
BS 3363 Epidemiology 3 0 3
BS 4924 Project Design II 0 12 4
PLXX 4040 Practical Learning Lab IV 0 0 0

 

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

 

  Sr. # Learning Objective Statement
  PLO-1 Knowledge

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

  PLO-2 Hypothesis Formulation

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

  PLO-3 Experiment/ Process Design

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

  PLO-4 Investigation

An ability to investigate complex issues in microbiology 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 microbiology 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 microbiology practice and solution to complex microbiology problems.

  PLO-7 Management Skills

An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply microbiology 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 microbiology practice.

  PLO-10 Communication

An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex microbiology activities with the microbiology 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.