Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

BS Biochemistry
Knowledge of chemistry is one of the best attributes of humankind



Biochemistry combines biology and chemistry to study living matter. It powers scientific and medical discovery in fields such as pharmaceuticals, forensics and nutrition. With biochemistry, we will study chemical reactions at a molecular level to better understand the world and develop new ways to harness these.

The study of Biochemistry has become more important and more sophisticated with applications in genetic engineering and molecular bioengineering as well as in the physiological and medical sectors. The topics derived from biochemistry are molecular biology, biotechnology and genetic engineering with a vast range of other biology-related disciplines. Biochemistry is the core subject in bioinformatics that links the biological sciences to computer technology. The study of Biochemistry allows students to gain knowledge in analyzing, practicing, and evaluating the knowledge and laboratory skills of a range of biochemistry topics.


Scope of the Program

  • Producing competent Biochemists to effectively deliver real products and services for the benefit to the society.
  • The students graduating from the Biochemistry program will better understand the key principles of biochemical functioning in various fields.
  • There is a huge scope and demand of Biochemists in Pakistan.
  • A biochemistry degree opens up a range of careers in both industry and research in areas such as health, food and agriculture, and the environment.


Career Opportunities

Jobs for a biochemist directly related to the following fields:

  • Academic researcher
  • Analytical chemist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Clinical research associate
  • Clinical scientist, biochemistry
  • Forensic scientist
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physician associate
  • Research scientist (life sciences)
  • Scientific laboratory technician


Admission Requirement

Entry requirements for BS Microbiology:

  • Intermediate or equivalent (Pre-Medical or Pre-Engineering).
  • Minimum 50% marks.
  • Completion of admission application and supporting documents.
  • Admission test and / or Interview may be required.


A Road Map of the Program

Minimum duration 04 years (08 semesters) which can be extended to 01 more year.

Total numbers of Credit Hours


Semester duration


Course Load per Semester

Number of courses per semester



4 years

15-18 weeks


15-18 Credit hours

5 – 6



Scholarships:   As per QU policy

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