The MS program in Biosciences emphasizes the practical applications of Biosciences principles to the needs of the society. The program is designed to nurture students for careers in industry, government and academia. The structure and sequence of the program is designed to ensure that every graduate has the knowledge, ability and understanding required to meet the basic guidelines provided by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan and industries of repute.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of 16 years of education leading to BS Bioinformatics/ M.Sc. Biological Sciences or equivalent.
  • Minimum 2.00/4.00 CGPA or 50% marks
  • Admission Test / HEC Approved Test

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

A student admitted in this program will have to complete the degree requirements by following any one of the options given below:

AREACr. Hrs.
24 Cr. Hrs. Course Work and 06 Cr. Hrs. Thesis30
27 Cr. Hrs. Course Work and 03 Cr. Hrs. Project30
Course work only (10 Courses)30

DURATION

This is normally a two years program comprising of 4 semesters. There will be a Fall and a Spring semester in each year. The maximum duration to complete MS in Biosciences is 4 years.

CGPA

A student is required to earn a minimum 3.00/4.00 CGPA on the completion of his degree requirements.

CORE COURSES

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs
BI5113Advanced Molecular Genetics3
BI5413Applications and Usage of Biological Databases3
BI6113Pathways and Networks in Biology3
BI5713Protein Engineering and Enzyme Technology3

ELECTIVE COURSES

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs
BI5413Advanced Bioinformatics3
BI5143Advanced Cancer Cytogenetics3
CS5363Advanced Database Systems3
BI5733Advanced Endocrinology3
BI5723Advanced Environmental Biotechnology3
BI5123Advanced Protein Chemistry3
BI5743Advanced System Biology3
BI5733Bioremediation abd Biodegradation3
BI5213Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation3
BI5213Drug and Design and Development3
BI5723Eukaryotic Regulatory Mechanisms3
BI5133Medical Genetics3
BI5413Molecular Dynamics Simulation3
BI5733Plant and Animal Cell Biotechnology3