BS Biochemistry

Biochemistry is a central discipline to all branches of Biology/Life Sciences that studies the molecules and chemistry of life. The program revolves around the structure, properties and interactions of molecules and the knowledge of biochemical processes that can affect human disease, genetics and bacteria.  Biochemistry at FoLS is one of the most vibrant and visible faculty among the Pakistani Universities because of its location, the competition for admission in the Ph.D., MS and BS Programs. FoLS has ideal students to the faculty ratio, teaching experience of the faculty, publications, extra research grants/support the faculty generates from National and International Organizations and in terms of infrastructural facilities. In addition, the faculties are able to fortify collaboration in the new and interdisciplinary research areas such as Nano-Biology, Medical Biotechnology, and Stem Cell Biology etc.

Outline

Biochemistry

Biochemistry is a central discipline to all Branches of Biology/ Life Sciences. It deals with the chemical nature, function, structure, energetic and pathways of synthesis and degradation of simple to complex biological and/or cellular molecules to understand the various aspects of cellular and molecular functions in development, health and disease with applications in Biotechnology, Microbiology and Medicine. Biochemistry at FLS is one of the most vibrant and visible faculty among the Pakistani Universities because of its location, the competition for admission in the PhD, MS and BS Programs. FLS has ideal students to the faculty ratio, teaching experience of the faculty, publications, extra research grants/support the faculty generates from National and International Organizations and in terms of infrastructural facilities. In addition, the faculties are able to fortify collaboration in the new and interdisciplinary research areas such as Nano-Biology, Medical Biotechnology, and Stem Cell Biology etc.

Road Map

Sample Course Plan for BS Biochemistry

  • Year 1, Semester 1


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1(Compulsory) English I3 (3 0)
  • 2(Compulsory) Pakistan Studies2 (3 0)
  • 3(Compulsory) Islamic studies /Ethics2 (3 0)
  • 4(Compulsory) Intro. to Computer Science3 (2 1)
  • 5General-I (Social Science I)3 (3 0)
  • 6Foundation-I (Introduction to (Biochemistry)4 (3 1)
  • Total (Credit Hours)17 (16 1)
  • Year 1, Semester 2


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1(Compulsory) English-II3 (3 0)
  • 2(Compulsory) Biostatistics3 (3 0)
  • 3General-II (Social Science II)3 (3 0)
  • 4General-III (Marketing and Management)3 (3 0)
  • 5General-IV (Organic Chemistry)3 (2 1)
  • 6Foundation-II (Carbohydrates and Lipids)4 (3 1)
  • Total (Credit Hours)19 (17 2)

  • Year 2, Semester 3


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1(Compulsory) English-III (Writing and Comp)3 (3 0)
  • 2( Compulsory) Maths/Biology3 (3 0)
  • 3General-V (Inorganic Chemistry)3 (2 1)
  • 4General-VI (Physical Chemistry)3 (2 1)
  • 5Foundation-III (Amino Acid and Proteins)4 (3 1)
  • 6Foundation-IV (Human Physiology)3 (3 0)
  • Total (Credit Hours)19 (15 4)
  • Year 2, Semester 4


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1General-VII (Biophysics/Analytical Ch.)3 (3 0)
  • 2General-VIII (Genetics)3 (3 0)
  • 3Foundation-V (Enzymes)3 (2 1)
  • 4Foundation-VI (Molecular Biology)3 (3 0)
  • 5Foundation-VII (Metabolism)4 (4 0)
  • 6General-IX (Microbiology)3 (2 1)
  • Total (Credit Hours)19 (17 2)

  • Year 3, Semester 5


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1Major-I (Cell Biology)3 (2 1)
  • 2Major-II (Biochemistry Techniques)3 (1 2)
  • 3Major-III (Biosafety and Ethics)2 (0 2)
  • 4Major-IV (Plant Biochemistry)3 (2 1)
  • 5Major-V (Clinical Biochemistry)3 (2 1)
  • 6Elective-I (General Virology)3 (2 1)
  • Total (Credit Hours)17 (9 8)
  • Year 3, Semester 6


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1Elective-II (Cell and Tissue Culture)3 (2 1)
  • 2Major-VI (Bio-Membranes and Cell Signaling)3 (3 0)
  • 3Major-VII (Bioenergetics)2 (2 0)
  • 4Major-VIII (Nutritional Biochemistry)3 (2 1)
  • 5Major-IX (bioinformatics)3 (2 1)
  • Total (Credit Hours)14 (11 3)

  • Year 4, Semester 7


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1Major-X (Industrial Biochemistry)3 (2 1)
  • 2Major-XI (Biotechnology)3 (3 0)
  • 3Major-XII (Immunology)3 (3 0)
  • 4Major-XIII (Current Trends in Biochemistry)3 (3 0)
  • 5Research Project/Special Paper-I (M)3 (0 3)
  • Total (Credit Hours)15 (11 4)
  • Year 4, Semester 8


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1Major-XIV (Environmental Biochemistry)2 (2 0)
  • 2Elective-III (Fermentation Biotechnology)3 (3 0)
  • 3Elective-IV (Toxicology)3 (3 0)
  • 4Internship (M)3 (0 3)
  • 5Research Project/Special Paper-II (M)3 (0 3)
  • Total Credit Hours134 (106 28)

Admission Criteria

To apply for BS in any of the above-mentioned programs, a candidate must have at least 45% marks or 2nd division in F.Sc. Pre-Medical /A level or an equivalent.

Prospects

The successful completion of the Biochemistry program at UCP enables the student to understand complex biological processes that affect human disease, genetics and bacteria. The program allows the student to pursue a career in science, medical and health along with the opportunity to conduct research. Biochemists are highly demanded in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agricultural companies.

Fee Structure

BS Biochemistry ( 4 yrs, 8 semesters)

  • Courses Cr. Hrs. Fee per course Admission Fee Total Fee 1st Semester
  • 4513418,00025,000790,000115,000

Research Work

A Student will register for each Semester during the Thesis work and will pay Fee of one Course for each Semester. A student Registered for MS/MPhil Thesis will have to pay minimum fee equal to two courses and a student registered in Ph.D Thesis will have to pay minimum fee equal to four courses.

Disclaimer

The above-mentioned fee structure is for illustration purpose only. UCP reserves the rights to make changes in the Fee Structure whenever deemed necessary or appropriate.
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