Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (BSBT)

The Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology program at Abasyn University provides students with in-depth concepts about the biotechnology and its related fields. The unique features of the program is that it provides a good level of education in computational technology to make student enable to use computer during their work. The main objective of the program is to prepare students for job at the critical industries such as hospitals, bio-medical industries. In addition, the curriculum provides students with core knowledge and set of skills that cover all basic sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Graduates of the BS in Biotechnology are trained in such a way that they get all prerequisite knowledge which is necessary for master and PhD programs.Communicate effectively and professionally and demonstrate the ability to create coherent written and oral statements with the diverse audience across the cultures replicating skills to analyze and synthesize information.
Therefore, graduates of this program will be able to continue with a successful graduate programs in Biotechnology and related disciplines (for example Microbiology, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical sciences). However, students with a bachelor of science in Biotechnology will also be able in high tech laboratory and other fields. The following are the main objectives of the program:

To provide students with skills of biotechnology.
To combine lab work with theory through highly sophisticated laboratories at the campus.
To train students for successful entry into professional life in the field of Biotechnology and related disciplines.
To develop students written and verbal competencies in language to enable them to communicate their experimental work effectively


Year 1 Semester 1

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
MT100 Basic Mathematics 3 None
BT101 Introduction to Biotechnology-I 3 None
SS108 Islamic Studies/ Ethics (For non Muslims) 2+0 None
SS104 English-I (Comprehension) 3+0 None
CS100 Introduction to Computing 3+0 None
BT103 General Physiology 02+1 None

Year 1 Semester 2

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
BT105 Cell biology 2+1 None
BT106 Ecology Biodiversity and Evolution-I 3 BT101
BT107 Biochemistry-I 3 CS100
SS203 English-II(Communication Skills) 3+0 SS104
SS118 Pakistan Studies 2+0 None
MT210 Biostatistics 3 MT100

Year 2 Semester 3

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
SS216 introduction to Sociology 3+0 None
BT203 Fundamental of Microbiology 02+1 None
BT206 Classical Genetics 3 None
BT207 Ecology, Biodiversity and Evolution-II 3 BT106
BT201 Organic Chemistry 2+1 None
SS211 English-III(Technical Report Writing) 3+0 SS203

Year 2 Semester 4

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
BT202 Biochemistry-II 2+1 BT107
BT208 Molecular Biology 2+1 BT105
BT213 Inorganic Chemistry 2+1 None
BT217 Immunology 3 None
BT346 Bioinformatics 2+1 None

Year 3 Semester 5

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
BT310 Microbial Biotechnology 2 BT101
BT312 Environmental Biotechnology 2 None
BT314 Industrial Biotechnology 3 None
BT315 Genetic Resources and Conservation 3 BT206
BT319 Introduction to Cell and Tissue Culture 2 BT208
BT316 Methods in Molecular Biology 2+1 BT208

Year 3 Semester 6

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
BT320 Principal of Biochemical Engineering 2+1 None
BT322 Agriculture Biotechnology 2+1 None
BT328 Genomics and Proteomics 2+1 BT317
BT329 Health Biotechnology 3 None
BT404 Entrepreneurship 3 None

Year 4 Semester 7

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
SS401 Research Methodology 3+0 SS211
BT413 Analytical chemistry and instrumentation 2+1 BT213
BT4xx Elective - I 3 None
BT4xx Elective - II 3 None
BT499 Project/Internship-I 3 None

Year 4 Semester 8

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
BT424 Elective-I (Food Biotechnology) 3 None
BT425 Bioethics and Biosafety 3 None
BT499 Project/Internship-II 3 None
BT4xx Elective -III 3 None
BT4xx Elective -IV 3 None


Students are required to take courses from this list.

Code Title CrHrs
BT452 Molecular Mechanism of Antimicrobial Drugs-1 2+1
BT454 Epidemiology 3+0
BT455 Medical Virology 2+1
BT456 Clinical Bacteriology 2+1
BT463 Clinical Hematology in Microbial disease 2+1
BT466 Clinical Mycology 2+1
BT470 Biosafety and Risk Management 3+0
BT472 Environmental Microbiology 2+1
BT481 Hospital Waste managements 3+0
BT482 Radio Biology 3+0
BT483 Nano biotechnology 3+0
BT484 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3+0
BT485 Fungal Biotechnology 3+0
BT486 Fermentation Biotechnology 2+1
BT487 Molecular Diagnostics 2+1
BT488 Oncology 3+0

List of elective courses may be revised as per requirement.