Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Mode of Study

Aims of Major

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 Biological Sciences (BS) major presents an in-depth study of modern biology, with courses ranging from bioinformatics to biochemistry, genetics and cellular molecular biology. The BS major 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.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

Upon successful completion of this major, students should be able to:

  1. Explain biological phenomena from the molecular to cellular basis of life.
  2. Explain biological phenomena based on lectures and observations in the laboratory.
  3. Design experiment and evaluate experimental data to test hypotheses, and to create innovative and practical solutions.
  4. Demonstrate good time management and problem- solving skills, and effectively communicate scientific ideas in both written and oral formats.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to read, understand, and critically review scientific information
  6. Accomplish laboratory-based or problem-based tasks independently.
  7. Apply the broad-based foundation and latest advances in the knowledge of biological sciences to real world problems.
  8. Develop strategies for acquisition, application and synthesis of knowledge in the biological sciences.
  9. Apply biological knowledge to address bioethical issues and to understand the role of science in society and the ethical conduct of science.

Degree Requirements

Requirements Normative 4-year
Advanced Standing I1 Advanced Standing II2
Gateway Education requirement 30 credit units -- --
College requirement 0 credit unit -- --
Major requirement

72 credit units

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Free electives / Minor (if applicable) 18 credit units -- --
Minimum Graduation Requirement: 120 credit units -- --
Maximum Credit Units Permitted: 144 credit units -- --
Note 1: For students with recognised Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent qualifications.
Note 2: For Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates admitted as senior-year intake students.