BS Biochemistry

Biochemistry is a central discipline to all branches of Biology/Life Sciences that studies the molecules and chemistry of life. The programme revolves around the structure, properties and interactions of molecules and the knowledge of biochemical processes that can affect human disease, genetics and bacteria.  Biochemistry at FoLS is one of the most vibrant and visible faculty among the Pakistani Universities because of its location, the competition for admission in the Ph.D., MS and BS Programmes. FoLS has ideal students to the faculty ratio, teaching experience of the faculty, publications, extra research grants/support the faculty generates from National and International Organizations and in terms of infrastructural facilities. In addition, the faculties are able to fortify collaboration in the new and interdisciplinary research areas such as Nano-Biology, Medical Biotechnology, and Stem Cell Biology etc.


Each candidate for the BS Biochemistry degree is required to successfully complete 134 Cr. Hrs. with the CGPA of 2.0 on the scale of 4.0 as per the following detail:

  • Sr. No. Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1Biochemistry Foundation Courses 21
  • 2Biochemistry General Courses 27
  • 3 Biochemistry Interdepartmental Courses 24
  • 4Biochemistry Core Courses 41
  • 5Biochemistry Elective Depth Courses 12
  • 6Research Project 6
  • 7Management Sciences 9
  • 8Inter Departmental Engineering Elective (IDEE) 7
  • 9Industrial Internship 0
  • Total134

Road Map

Sample Course Plan for BS Biochemistry

  • Year 1, Semester 1

    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1BCHU1013English IInter. Dept.3
  • 2BC1333Inorganic ChemistryBC General3
  • 3BCHU1033Islamic studiesInter. Dept.3
  • 4BCCS1013Introduction to Computer ScienceInter. Dept.3
  • 5BCHU1043Social Science IBC General3
  • 6BC1213Introduction to BiochemistryBC Foundation3
  • Total18
  • Year 1, Semester 2

    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1BCHU1053English-IIInter. Dept.3
  • 2BCMT1013BiostatisticsInter. Dept.3
  • 3BCHU1063Social Science IIBC General3
  • 4BCMG1013Marketing and ManagementBC General3
  • 5BC1313Organic ChemistryBC General3
  • 6BC1323Carbohydrates and LipidsBC Foundation3
  • Total18

  • Year 2, Semester 3

    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1BCHU2073English-IIIInter. Dept.3
  • 2BCMT2023MathematicsInter. Dept.3
  • 3BCHU2023Pakistan StudiesInter. Dept.3
  • 4BC2413Physical ChemistryBC General3
  • 5BC2343Amino Acid & ProteinsBC Foundation3
  • 6BC2423Human PhysiologyBC Foundation3
  • Total18
  • Year 2, Semester 4

    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1BC2613BiophysicsBC General3
  • 2BC2513GeneticsBC General3
  • 3BC2623MicrobiologyBC General3
  • 4BC2533EnzymesBC Foundation3
  • 5BC2243Plant BiochemistryBC Core3
  • 6BC2223MetabolismBC Foundation3
  • Total18

  • Year 3, Semester 5

    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1BC3633Cell BiologyBC Core3
  • 2BC3233Biochemistry TechniquesBC Core3
  • 3BC3013Biosafety & EthicsBC Core3
  • 4BC3243Plant BiochemistryBC Core3
  • 5BC3253Clinical BiochemistryBC Core3
  • 6BC3643General VirologyBC Elective3
  • Total18
  • Year 3, Semester 6

    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1BC3553Cell & Tissue CultureBC Elective3
  • 2BC3563Bio-Membranes & Cell SignalingBC Core3
  • 3BC3583Fermentation BiotechnologyBC Elective3
  • 4BC3572BioenergeticsBC Core2
  • 5BC3263Nutritional BiochemistryBC Core3
  • 6BC3023BioinformaticsBC Core3
  • Total17

  • Year 4, Semester 7

    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1BC4273Industrial BiochemistryBC Core3
  • 2BC4033BiotechnologyBC Core3
  • 3BC4653ImmunologyBC Core3
  • 4BC4283Current Trends in BiochemistryBC Core3
  • 5BC4903Research Project IProject3
  • Total15
  • Year 4, Semester 8

    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1BC4293Environmental BiochemistryBC Core3
  • 2BC4203Biochemistry and EntrepreneurshipBC Core3
  • 3BC4663ToxicologyBC Elective3
  • 4BC4913Research Project IIResearch Project II3
  • Total12

Admission Criteria

At least 45% marks or 2nd division in F.Sc. Pre-Medical/A-level (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) or equivalent.


The successful completion of the Biochemistry programme at UCP enables the student to understand complex biological processes that affect human disease, genetics and bacteria. The programme allows the student to pursue a career in science, medical and health along with the opportunity to conduct research. Biochemists are highly demanded in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agricultural companies.

Fee Structure

BS Biochemistry ( 4 yrs, 8 semesters)

  • 1BS Biochemistry25,0006,7001359,29,500

Research Work

A Student will register for each Semester during the Thesis work and will pay Fee of one Course for each Semester. A student Registered for MS/MPhil Thesis will have to pay minimum fee equal to two courses and a student registered in Ph.D Thesis will have to pay minimum fee equal to four courses.


The above-mentioned fee structure is for illustration purpose only. UCP reserves the rights to make changes in the Fee Structure whenever deemed necessary or appropriate.

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