WHAT IS BS BIOCHEMISTRY?

Biochemistry is an exciting and rapidly growing field of study. BS Biochemistry program offers a unique blend of Science integrated with real-world Bioscience Industry. Much of current research in chemistry and Biology comes under the umbrella of Biochemistry showing the importance of the degree.

Biochemistry is an exciting and rapidly growing branch of biological sciences. Biochemist plays an important role in:

  • Genetic Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Immunology
  • Stem cell technology
  • Cancer Research
  • Agriculture
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Drug Development

WHY BS BIOCHEMISTRY AT NIU?

Bachelor in Biochemistry (BS Biochemistry) program at NIU is designed to offer comprehensive learning for the chemistry of life within and related to living organisms. Our curriculum stretches to the frontiers of contemporary developments in the field of Biochemistry. During BS Biochemistry program, students develop skills in practical laboratory techniques, data interpretation, critical analysis, and computational skills allied to biochemistry and scientific writing.

  • Research-oriented environment
  • State of the art campus
  • Highly qualified faculty
  • Highly equipped laboratory
  • HEC recognized degree

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Since biochemistry has become an integral part of modern science, hence, BS in Biochemistry is a door to many career opportunities not only in Pakistan but also across the globe. Science in Biochemistry degree program consists of a combination of requirements and electives which ensure a strong foundation in the chemical and biological sciences. This flexible degree program offers the opportunity to specialize in Biochemistry.

Biochemist find career prospects in the following fields:

Biochemistry/Biotechnology

  • Pharmaceuticals – antibiotics, drugs and vaccines
  • Biotech Research companies
  • Chemical Production
  • Food Production/Quality Control
  • Brewing Industries

Diagnostic Laboratories/Research Laboratories

  • Hospitals
  • Pathology Laboratories
  • Veterinary
  • Public Health
  • Cancer research Institutes

Education

  • Academic Institutes
  • Universities

Government Departments/Agencies

  • Agriculture
  • Health
  • Forensic Science

Sales and Marketing

  • Medical, Research and technical sales
  • Pharmaceuticals/Biopharmaceutical
Semester 1 Semester 2
ENGL 101 Functional English 3 (3-0) CSCS 101 Introduction to Computing 3 (2-1)
UNIV 100 Foundations of University Education 3 (3-0) BASC 111 General Physiology 3 (2-1)
MATH 101 Mathematics 3 (3-0) ENGL 102 Writing and Communication Skills 3 (3-0)
BIOL 101 Ecology, Biodiversity & Evolution 3 (3-0) BIOL 115 Cell Biology 3 (3-0)
Free Elective 3 (3-0) SOCL 101 Essentials of Sociology 3 (3-0)
Semester 3 Semester 4
ISLM 101 Islamic Studies 2 (2-0) BIOC 201 Biochemistry –I 3 (2-1)
BIOL 201 Probability & Biostatistics 3 (3-0) PKST 101 Pakistan Studies 2 (2-0)
BIOL 205 Microbiology 3 (2-1) BIOT 201 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 (3-0)
BIOC 205 Analytical Biochemistry & Instrumentation 3 (2-1) BIOL 220 Biosafety & Bioethics 3 (3-0)
BIOC 210 Biochemistry of Hormones 3 (2-1) BIOL 225 General Genetics 3 (3-0)
PSYC 101 Essentials of Psychology 3 (3-0) BIOL 215 Molecular Biology 3 (3-0)
Semester 5 Semester 6
BIOC 301 Carbohydrates & Lipids 3 (2-1) BIOC 320 Plant Biochemistry 3 (2-1)
BIOC 305 Amino Acids & Proteins 3 (2-1) BIOC 325 Enzymes & Clinical Enzymology 3 (2-1)
BIOC 320 Techniques in Molecular Biology 3 (2-1) BIOL 325 Research Methodology & Skill Enhancement 3 (3-0)
BIOL 310 Immunology 3 (3-0) BIOT 330 Bioinformatics 3 (2-1)
BIOC 315 Biological Oxidation & Bioenergetics 3 (3-0) BIOC 330 Metabolomics & Metabolism 3 (3-0)
Summer Semester
BIOC 498 Internship 6 (0-6)
Semester 7 Semester 8
BIOC 401 Human Physiology 3 (3-0) BIOC 445 Principles of Biochemical Engineering 3 (3-0)
BIOC 405 Clinical Biochemistry 3 (2-1) BIOC 420 Nutritional Biochemistry 3 (2-1)
BIOC 410 Bio-membranes & Cell Signaling 3 (3-0) BIOC 425 Industrial Biochemistry 3 (2-1)
BIOC 415 Environmental Biochemistry 3 (3-0) Major elective-II 3 (3-0)
Major Elective-I 3 (3-0) Major Elective-III 3 (3-0)
Faculty Basic Sciences
Study Level Undergraduate
Program Duration 4 Years
Program Type Regular
Total Credit Hours 133
Intake Fall Semester

F.Sc. Pre-Medical with at least 50% marks