B.Sc Biological Sciences - Course Overview

Duration: 3.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 30,000 / Year

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About B.Sc Biological Sciences

B.Sc in Biological Science is a three-year undergraduate science program that offers knowledge about different science programs such as ecology, botany, environment, genetics, and biodiversity. The course is usually divided into six semesters.

Throughout the period of their coursework, candidates will learn mainly about organisms, their biological systems and study of living organisms and their functions. It is a right choice for candidates who have always been fascinated by the scientific study and research work. The main focus of the course is on biochemistry, cell and molecular, reproductive biology etc.

B.Sc - Biological Sciences Syllabus

First Year:

Academic Literacy

Information Literacy

Mathematics

Introductory Genetics

General Physics 1

Biometry

Plant Biology

Animal Diversity

Inorganic Chemistry

 

Second Year:

Physical Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

General Physics 2

Introduction to Enzymes & Proteins

Analytical Chemistry

Molecular & Cell Biology

Carbohydrate Metabolism

Lipid & Nitrogen Metabolism

Plant Biology

 

Third Year:

Biochemistry of Proteins

Applied Biology

Biomaterials Laboratory

Evolution & Adaptation

Defence Mechanism Laboratory

Genetics & Genomics 1

Biomaterials

Microbiology- Principles & Applications

Genetics & Genomics 2

Popular Specializations of B.Sc - Biological Sciences

Career Options and Job Prospects

Students with a B.Sc in Biological Science degree have a wide variety of career options to choose from. Students aiming to become lecturers/ assistant professors can first go for higher and research studies such as M.Phil, Ph.D., and other master’s program in the same field or they can also start with clinical research jobs in hospitals and in research organizations. The employment areas suitable for B.Sc in Biological Science degree holders are:

  • Pharma Companies
  • Schools
  • Research Centres
  • Government Hospitals
  • Scientific Research Labs
  • Content Writing (Science Websites)
  • Colleges/ Universities

The entry-level salary for a graduate is between Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh. This figure may vary as per industry trends and on one’s professional capabilities. Listed below are the job roles that are suitable for a biological sciences graduate:

  • Biological Scientist
  • BioFuels Scientist
  • Associate Professor
  • School Teacher
  • Cell and Molecular Biology Scientist
  • Biology/ Science Teacher
  • Animal Cell Culture Core Instructor