Undergraduate Programs

Details & Semester Outlines for 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
Spring Semester



BIO 1101 Cell Biology

BIO 1113 Microbiology-I

BIO 1111 English for General Purposes

BIO 2301 Biochemistry-I

BIO 1107 Fundamental Mathematics

BIO 1211 English for Academic Purposes

BIO 2404 Lab Management

BIO 1214 Sociology

BIO 1109 Chemistry

BIO 1208 Statistics


BIO 1212 Islamic Studies/Ethics and Pakistan Studies

Second Year

Fall Semester
Spring Semester

BIO 1206 Physiology-I

BIO 2305 Physiology-II

BIO 1213 Microbiology-II

BIO 3504 Immunology

BIO 2411 English for Professional Purposes

BIO 4803 Molecular Biology

BIO 2401 Biochemistry-II

BIO 2409 Humanities

BIO 1104 Introduction to Computing

BIO 3503 Genetics

Third Year

Fall Semester
Spring Semester

BIO 2406 Genetic Engineering

BIO 2407 Basic Endocrinology

BIO 3507 Biotechnology-I

BIO 3607 Biotechnology-II

BIO 2405 Hematology

BIO 3601 Agricultural Science

BIO 4801 Bioethics

BIO 2304 Nutrition and Dietetics

BIO 3505 Pharmacology-I

BIO 3605 Pharmacology-II

BIO 2306 Psychology

BIO 4703 Research Methodology

Fourth Year

Fall Semester
Spring Semester

BIO 4701 Business Management

BIO 2403 Environmental Science

BIO 4705 Research Report-I

BIO 4802 Biophysics

BIO 2309 Animal and Plant Tissue Culture

BIO 4805 Research Report-II

BIO 2402 Bioinformatics

BIO 3509 Epidemiology

BIO 4xxx Elective-I

BIO 4xxx Elective-III

BIO 4xxx Elective-II

BIO 4xxx Elective-IV


Molecular Biology:

BIO 4721 Advanced Biochemical Techniques

BIO 4721 Advanced Biochemical Techniques

BIO 4722 Medical Transcription

BIO 4724 Telemedicine

BIO 4723 Virology

BIO 4823 Stem Cell Research

BIO 4822 Nanotechnology

BIO 4727 Food Biotechnology

BIO 4725 Advanced Molecular Techniques

BIO 4825 Fermentation Biotechnology

BIO 4726 Applied Enzymology

BIO 4726 Applied Enzymology

BIO 4827 Systems Biology

BIO 4826 Medical Biotechnology