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

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences



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)

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.

Career Prospects

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

Bio-related Scientific Research

  • Academic laboratory in universities
  • R&D in pharmaceutical and biotech industries

Management and Consultant

  • Consultancy services
  • Laboratory management

Various Government Departments

  • Environmental Protection Department
  • The Government Laboratory
  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

Commercial, Industrial and Education Sectors

7 September 2017