City University of Hong Kong City University of Hong Kong Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

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Email: bsc.bs@cityu.edu.hk

This major aims to nurture students to embark on professional, educational, scientific or technical career after graduation. We provide a rigorous, broad-spectrum curriculum combined with specialization in major fields of biology such as cancer biology, nanobiotechnology, neurobiology and ecology. The programme presents an in-depth study of modern biology, with courses ranging from bioinformatics to biochemistry, genetics and cellular molecular biology. It provides a thorough understanding of how science is done with state-of-the-art equipment in laboratory for students interested in research and other science-based careers.

Programme Overview

Full Major Title Biological Sciences
Full Award Title Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
Mode of Study Full-time
Duration of Study 4 years (For Normative 4-year Degree)
3 years (For Advanced Standing I)
2 years (For Advanced Standing II)

Number of Credits

For Normative 4-year Degree, the number of credit units required to complete the Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences programme is 120 credit units. These are distributed through 8 semesters (i.e. 4 years) each up to 18 credit units. The maximum study period is 8 years.

For Advanced Standing I, the number of credit units required to complete Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences programme is 90 credit units. These are distributed through 6 semesters (i.e. 3 years) each up to 18 credit units. The maximum study period is 6 years.

For Advanced Standing II, the number of credit units required to complete Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences programme is 60 credit units. These are distributed through 4 semesters (i.e. 2 years) each up to 18 credit units. The maximum study period is 5 years.

Career Prospects

Upon graduation, students can work in various areas, such as:

Medical and Health Services

  • Diagnostics sector in medical and health industries
  • Medical devices sector in the health industry
  • Pharmaceutical and laboratory instrumentation industries

Education and Research

  • Professors/lecturers in universities
  • Principle investigators in universities and non-profit research institutes
  • Scientists/Researchers in pharmaceutical and biotech R&D industries

Management and Consultant

  • Product marketing and sales
  • Consultancy services
  • Laboratory management
  • Clinical trials management

Government

  • Environmental Protection Department
  • Department of Food and Health
  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

Others

  • Patent law firm
  • Public health
  • Journalism

8 October 2018