WHAT IS BS BIOCHEMISTRY?
The Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Biochemistry (under the auspices of the Faculty of Basic Sciences) offers students a unique interdisciplinary curriculum and exposure to real world Bioscience Industry. Biochemists play important role in: Medical Sciences, Genetic Engineering, Biotechnology, Immunology, Stem cell technology, Cancer Research, Agriculture, Biopharmaceuticals and Drug Development. Biochemistry is an exciting and rapidly growing branch of biological sciences. It is suitable for students planning careers in laboratory research or further training in graduate, medical, or other biomedical professional programs, such as medicine, dentistry, and medical technology.
WHY AT NIU?
The Faculty of Basic Sciences offers a four years BS Biochemistry degree program which offers comprehensive learning for chemistry of life within and related to living organisms. The curriculum stretches to the frontiers of contemporary developments in the field of Biochemistry and the offered courses provide students with extensive exposure to basic Biochemistry, as well as Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Biochemical Engineering and Clinical & Industrial Biochemistry. This program has the following vital components: research-oriented environment, state of the art campus, highly qualified faculty, highly equipped laboratory and HEC recognized degree.
Latest research and discoveries in the fields of biochemistry have an enormous impact on the society Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary subject. It complements the fields like Biotechnology, Microbiology, Food and Nutrition, Pharmacology and even Medicine and Dentistry. Without any doubt, this field is very interesting to study because it almost covers all the major fields of biology. This field has tremendous scope of research. Biochemistry is concerned with the entire spectrum of life forms, from relatively simple viruses and bacteria to complex human being.
Since biochemistry has become an integral part of modern science, BS in Biochemistry is a door to many career opportunities not only in Pakistan but also across the globe. Science in Biochemistry degree program consists of a combination of requirements and electives that ensure a strong foundation in the chemical and biological sciences. This flexible degree program offers the opportunity to specialize in Biochemistry.
Biochemist find career prospects in the following fields:
- Pharmaceuticals – Antibiotics, Drugs and Vaccines
- Chemical Production
- Food Production/Quality Control
- Medical Lab Technology
- Brewing Industries
- Medicine and Dentistry Veterinary
- Public Health
- Cancer Research Institutes