BS Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the branch of the life sciences devoted to understanding the mechanisms by which living organisms carry out their many functions incomplete, chemistry, and molecular detail.  It is inherently interdisciplinary in nature and fundamental to every other branch of the life and biomedical sciences.

This program will provide graduate students with the ability to master discovery and translation of new knowledge concerning the molecular basis of life through interdisciplinary research and training while enhancing quality teaching and professional skills.

 

Job Opportunities for Biochemist:

Jobs may include, but are not limited, to:

  • Provincial and Federal government policy making organizations
  • Biochemical industries as:
  • analytical chemist
  • biomedical or forensic scientist
  • data scientist
  • researcher
  • Environment and health sector
  • Publication houses
  • Diagnostic research and clinical laboratories
  • Pathology units in hospitals
  • Agricultural firms
  • Food production companies
  • Research institutes
  • Education and associated areas.
  • Pharmaceutical industries in making genetically engineered medicines are developed and manufacturing
  • Research-related agricultural industries and institutions

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

For students pursuing admission after Higher Secondary Education (HSE):

Minimum 45% marks in HSC (Science group) or equivalent

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Qualification criteria
  • MAJU Admission Test or HEC Approved Test
  • Interview

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

For BS Biochemistry degree, it is required to successfully complete 134 credit hours with minimum CGPA of 2.0 on scale of 4.0. The course details are mentioned below:

 

 

 

SCHEME OF STUDIES

Semester – 1

Course code Course Title Theory

Cr. Hrs.

Lab. Cr. Hrs. Total Cr. Hrs.
BS1110 Organic Chemistry 2 0 2
BS1111 Organic Chemistry Lab 0 1 1
BS1210 Cell Biology 3 0 3
BS1220/

MT1000

Biology-I

/Maths-I

3 0 3
SS1420 Pakistan Studies 2 0 2
CS1210 Introduction to Computing 3 0 3
CS1211 Introduction to Computing Lab 0 1 1
SS1100 Freshman English 3 0 3
18

 

Semester – 2

 Course code Course Title Theory

Cr. Hrs.

Lab. Cr. Hrs. Total Cr. Hrs.
BS1410 Microbiology 2 0 2
BS1411 Microbiology Lab 0 1 1
BS1310 Biochemistry-I 2 0 2
BS1311 Biochemistry-I Lab 0 1 1
CS1410 Computer Programming 3 0 3
CS1411 Computer Programming Lab 0 1 1
SS2120 Oral Communication 3 0 3
SS1400 Islamic Studies 2 0 2
MT1100 Basic Calculus 3 0 3
18

Semester – 3

 Course code Course Title Theory

Cr. Hrs.

Lab. Cr. Hrs. Total Cr. Hrs.
BS2320 Biochemistry-II 2 0 2
BS2321 Biochemistry-II Lab 0 1 1
BS2230 Classical Genetics 3 0 3
BS2510 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 0 3
BS2120 Physical Chemistry 3 0 3
BS2240 Human Physiology 2 0 2
BS2241 Human Physiology Lab 0 1 1
SS3XXX Social Sciences Elective-I 3 0 3
18

 

Semester – 4

 Course code Course Title Theory

Cr. Hrs.

Lab. Cr. Hrs. Total Cr. Hrs.
BS2520 Genetic Engineering 2 0 2
BS2521 Genetic Engineering Lab 0 1 1
BS2710 Molecular Biology 3 0 3
BS2130 Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation 2 0 2
BS2131 Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation Lab 0 1 1
MT2300 Probability and Statistics 3 0 3
SS3XXX Social Sciences Elective-II 3 0 3
15

 

Semester –5

 Course code Course Title Theory

Cr. Hrs.

Lab. Cr. Hrs. Total Cr. Hrs.
BIO3110 Intermediary Metabolism I 3 0 3
BS3610 Bioinformatics-I 2 0 2
BS3611 Bioinformatics-I Lab 0 1 1
BIO3410 Clinical Biochemistry 3 0 3
BS3430 Immunology 2 0 2
BIO3210 Enzymology 3 0 3
BS3250 Endocrinology 3 0 3
17

 

Semester – 6

 Course code Course Title Theory

Cr. Hrs.

Lab. Cr. Hrs. Total Cr. Hrs.
BS3260 Biophysics 2 0 2
BIO3120 Intermediary Metabolism II 3 0 3
BIO3310 Plant Biochemistry 2 0 2
BIO3311 Plant Biochemistry Lab 0 1 1
BIO3420 Research Planning and Scientific writing 2 0 2
BIO3220 Nutritional Biochemistry 3 0 3
BS3810 Pharmacology 2 0 2
BS3811 Pharmacology Lab 0 1 1
16

 

Semester – 7

 Course code Course Title Theory

Cr. Hrs.

Lab. Cr. Hrs. Total Cr. Hrs.
BIO4320 Environmental Biochemistry 3 0 3
BIO4330 Biosafety and Ethics 2 0 2
SS3130 Technical Report writing 3 0 3
BIO4XXX Biochemistry Elective-I 3* 0 3
BIO4XXX Biochemistry Elective-II 3* 0 3
BIO4430 Research Project-I (Final Year Project I) 0 3  3
17

 

 

Semester – 8

 Course code Course Title Theory

Cr. Hrs.

Lab. Cr. Hrs. Total Cr. Hrs.
BIO4440 Research Project-II (Final Year Project II) 0 3 3
BIO4230 Industrial Biochemistry 3 0 3
BS4970 Bioentrepreneurship 2 0 2
BIO4XXX Biochemistry Elective-III 3* 0 3
BIO4XXX Biochemistry Elective-IV 3* 0 3
BS4950 Seminar 1 0 1
15

* Course may be 3+0 or 2+1

 

LIST OF ELECTIVES

BIO4340         Water and Mineral Metabolism

BIO4130         Cancer Biology

BIO4450         Biochemical Techniques

BIO4140         Neurochemistry

BIO4150         Biochemical Neuropharmacology

BIO4350         Biochemistry of Phytotherapeutic Agents

BIO4240         Biochemical Aspects of Hematology

BIO4250         Drug Discovery and development

BIO4260         Advanced Molecular Genetics & Genetic Engineering

BS4590           Introduction to Food Science and Technology

BS4640           Proteomics

BS4820           Neuropharmacology

BS4550           Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology

BS4670           Python for Biologist

CS3110           Software Engineering