BScBISI

Bachelor of Science in
Biological Sciences

Overview

The Biological Sciences major aims to nurture students to embark on scientific research, educational, professional or technical career after graduation. We provide a rigorous, broad-spectrum curriculum combined with specialisation in major fields of biology such as cancer biology, nanobiotechnology, regenerative medicine, microbiology and neurobiology. The programme presents an in-depth study of biomedical and life sciences, with courses ranging from bioinformatics to biochemistry, genetics, cellular & molecular biology and immunology. With the two tailor-made practical courses as well as opportunities in research rotations and projects, students will gain a thorough understanding of how science is done with advanced technologies including omics & genome editing and state-of-the-art equipment in our research laboratories. It also nurtures students who are interested in pursuing postgraduate research training and undertaking a broad range of science-based careers.

Full Major Title
Biological Sciences
Full Award Title
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration of Study
  • 4 years for Normative 4-year Degree
  • 3 years for Advanced Standing I
  • 2 years for Advanced Standing II
Maximum Period of Study
  • 8 years for Normative 4-year Degree
  • 6 years for Advanced Standing I
  • 5 years for Advanced Standing II
Number of Credits
  • 120 credit units distributed through 8 semesters (i.e. 4 years) with each semester up to 18 credit units for Normative 4-year Degree
  • 90 credit units distributed through 6 semesters (i.e. 3 years) with each semester up to 18 credit units for Advanced Standing I
  • 60 credit units distributed through 4 semesters (i.e. 2 years) with each semester up to 18 credit units for Advanced Standing II
Graduate destinations

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 industries
  • 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
  • Food and Health Bureau
  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

Others

  • Patent law firm
  • Public health
  • Journalism
What to learn

Curriculum

Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 credits for Normative 4-year Degree, 90 credits for Advanced Standing I and 60 credits for Advanced Standing II. Core courses cover the following:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological sciences and techniques
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology

More Information

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Make an application

6 January 2023