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B.Sc Life Sciences - Course Overview

Duration: 3.0 yrs |Mode: Regular|Avg. Fees: 50,000 / Year


About B.Sc Life Sciences

B.Sc in Life Sciences is a three-year undergraduate program that offers the study of different life forms that includes the scientific study of living organisms like human beings, plants, animals, aquatic organisms etc. The program involves a thorough study of various processes that are involved to change from molecular to cellular life. It is a good career choice for those who want to pursue a career in science and research and must possess good writing and communication skills.

The aspirants during their coursework are introduced to a variety of species of animals and plants. The duration of the program is three years which is divided into six equal semesters. The Life Sciences course is apt for aspirants who have an eye for science and research and are comfortable to work with a microscope and have good computer skills. To become a part of this field, a candidate must be open to working for long hours and shall possess basic knowledge of the subject. 

B.Sc - Life Sciences Syllabus

First Year:

Applied Biology



Biodiversity - Plants


Development Biology

Cell Biology

Biodiversity- Animals

Developement Physiology


Second Year:



Genetic Engineering

Environment Management

Environmental Science

Plant Tissue Culture

Diversity of Cryptogams

Food, Nutrition & Health

Animal Tissue Culture


Third Year:

Inorganic Chemistry

Genetics & Genomics


Organic & Physical Chemistry

Molecular Biology

Introduction to Medical Diagnostics

Introduction to Computers & Information Systems

Mathematic for Life Sciences

Taxonomy & Anatomy

Career Options and Job Prospects

After pursuing B.Sc in Life Sciences there are various career options available for students. Students who want to pursue a higher degree in the respective field can go for research degrees such as M.Sc, M.Phil and a Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences. After clearing various state and national-level exams one if eligible for the post of lecturer/professor at various government and private colleges. Students may work in various industries and research laboratories. Other popular employment areas after B.Sc in Life Sciences are:

  • Agricultural Sector
  • Bio-Informatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Health Clubs
  • Chemical Industry
  • Animal Care Centre
  • Food Processing Industry
  • University & Colleges
  • Government & Private Schools
  • Molecular Biology
  • Farm Houses
  • Environmental Protection Agencies

The average starting salary of life sciences graduate is between Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs. 4 lakh. The salary package differs from company to company and on one’s professional experience and knowledge about the field. Here’s a list of job roles suitable for a life sciences graduate:

  • Science Teacher
  • Biochemist
  • Pathologist
  • Researcher
  • Agronomist
  • Nutritionist
  • Food Scientist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Immunologist
  • Biophysicist