Rashid Latif Khan University

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Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology

4 Years Degree Program

Biotechnology and Biochemistry are at the forefront of key advancements in the living sciences. Biochemistry is the study of chemical processes taking place within living organisms while, biotechnology is the ultimate product of these discoveries, allowing the application of these biochemical processes for the development of useful solutions. Biochemistry and biotechnology are therefore intricately linked fields. A deep understanding of biochemical processes is essentially required before they can be applied towards development of useful technology, subsequently facilitating more biochemical discoveries.

Career Paths:

  • Academia (Faculty member, Subject Specialist, Research associate, Subject coordinator)
  • Research organizations – Be a scientist
  • Industry (Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Fermentation, etc)
  • Lab analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Data scientist

Program Duration:

We are offering a 4-Year Biochemistry & Biotechnology course that is spread over 8 regular semesters, and consists of 130 subject credit hours of studies. After completing the course, every student is required to either submit a Research Project or take an internship in an organization approved by the Dean’s office, to complete the degree requirements. The normal duration for completion of the degree is 8 semesters, over a period of 4 years. The maximum duration for obtaining the degree is 7 years.

Career Opportunities:

This degree course will prepare students to work in a variety of settings. They may find work in hospital labs, agricultural firms, pharmaceutical industries, biochemical industries, and research institutes. They may also continue their education towards more advanced specialized degrees if they aim to work as Biochemical engineers, Medical research specialists, Epidemiologists, Food scientists, Forensic biologists, Geneticists, Materials scientists, Molecular biologists and Pharmaceutical researchers.

Admission Criteria:

At least 45% marks in FSc or equivalent with 50% weightage of test and interview.

Road Map Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Total no of Credit Hours: 130

Semester 1

Course Title Credit Hours
English-I 3
Pakistan Studies 2
Mathematics I 3
Introductory Genetics 3
Organic Chemistry 3
Introductory Biochemistry 3
Total 17

Semester 2

Course Title Credit Hours
English-II 3
Islamic studies/Ethics 2
Inorganic Chemistry 3
Biostatistics 3
General Microbiology 3
Carbohydrates &Lipids 3
Total 17

Semester 3

Course Title Credit Hours
English-III 3
Introduction to Computers 3
Endocrinology 3
Proteins & Nucleic Acids 3
Cell Biology 3
Total 15

Semester 4

Course Title Credit Hours
Intro to biotechnology 3
Psychology 3
Analytical chemistry 3
Human Physiology 3
Enzymology 3
Biosafety & Bioethics 3
Total 18

Semester 5

Course Title Credit Hours
Biochemical Techniques 3
Molecular Biology I 3
Nutritional Biochemistry 3
Immunology 3
English IV 3
Total 15

Semester 6

Course Title Credit Hours
Recombinant DNA Technology 3
Molecular Biology II 3
Biomembranes & Cell Signaling 3
Bioenergetics 3
Clinical Biochemistry 3
Total 15

Semester 7

Course Title Credit Hours
Research Planning & Scientific Writing 3
Bioinformatics 3
DNA damage + Repair 3
Forensic Biotechnology 3
Elective-I 3
Elective-II 3
Total 18

Semester 8

Course Title Credit Hours
Current Trends in Biochemistry 3
Research Project/Internship 3
Methods in Molecular Biology 3
Elective-III 3
Elective-IV 3
Total 15

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