BS Biosciences

Details & Semester Outlines for BS Biosciences

BS Biosciences at SZABIST is a four-year program spread over eight semesters and consists of 135 credit hours of teaching (43 courses), an internship of at least six weeks, and a 6 credit hours research project. The maximum time limit to complete the BS degree is six years.

Candidates are required to have 50% marks in Intermediate (FSc) or O-Levels (minimum 8 passes) and A-levels (minimum 3 passes in at least two subjects; Biology, Chemistry, and Physics).

First Year

Fall Semester

BIO 1101 Cell Biology
BIO 1111 English for General Purposes
BIO 1107 Fundamental Mathematics
BIO 2404 Lab Management
BIO 1109 Chemistry

Spring Semester

BIO 1113 Microbiology-I
BIO 2301 Biochemistry-I
BIO 1211 English for Academic Purposes
BIO 1214 Sociology
BIO 1208 Statistics
BIO 1212 Islamic Studies/Ethics and Pakistan Studies

Second Year

Fall Semester

BIO 1206 Physiology-I
BIO 1213 Microbiology-II
BIO 2411 English for Professional Purposes
BIO 2401 Biochemistry-II
BIO 1104 Introduction to Computing

Spring Semester

BIO 2305 Physiology-II
BIO 3504 Immunology
BIO 4803 Molecular Biology
BIO 2409 Humanities
BIO 3503 Genetics

Third Year

Fall Semester

BIO 2406 Genetic Engineering
BIO 3507 Biotechnology-I
BIO 2405 Hematology
BIO 4801 Bioethics
BIO 3505 Pharmacology-I
BIO 2306 Psychology

Spring Semester

BIO 2306 Psychology
BIO 3607 Biotechnology-II
BIO 3601 Agricultural Science
BIO 2304 Nutrition and Dietetics
BIO 3605 Pharmacology-II
BIO 4703 Research Methodology

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

BIO 4701 Business Management
BIO 4705 Research Report-I
BIO 2309 Animal and Plant Tissue Culture
BIO 2402 Bioinformatics
BIO 4xxx Elective-I
BIO 4xxx Elective-II

Spring Semester

BIO 2403 Environmental Science
BIO 4802 Biophysics
BIO 4805 Research Report-II
BIO 3509 Epidemiology
BIO 4xxx Elective-III
BIO 4xxx Elective-IV


Molecular Biology

BIO 4721 Advanced Biochemical Techniques
BIO 4722 Medical Transcription
BIO 4723 Virology
BIO 4822 Nanotechnology
BIO 4725 Advanced Molecular Techniques
BIO 4726 Applied Enzymology
BIO 4827 Systems Biology


BIO 4721 Advanced Biochemical Techniques
BIO 4724 Telemedicine
BIO 4823 Stem Cell Research
BIO 4727 Food Biotechnology
BIO 4825 Fermentation Biotechnology
BIO 4726 Applied Enzymology
BIO 4826 Medical Biotechnology