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Government College Women University Faisalabad

BS Biochemistry

Semester I

Course  Code Title of the Course Credit Hours
Major Course  
BCH- 301       Biochemistry-I 3 (3-0)
Minor Course  
ENG-321 English I (Language in Use) 3(3-0)
PST-321 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
CHM-301 Inorganic Chemistry-I 4(3-1)
ZOL-301 Principles in Animal life-1 4(3-1)
Total   16 (14-2)

 Semester II

Course  Code Title of the Course Credit Hours
Major Course  
BCH- 302 Biochemistry-II 3 (3-0)
BCH-304 Biochemistry of Carbohydrates 3 (3-0)
Minor Course  
ENG-322 English-II (Academic Reading and Writing 3(3-0)
ISL-408 Islamic Studies 2(2-0)
MTH-321 Mathematics-I 3(3-0)
CHM-302 Organic Chemistry-1 4(3-1)
CHM-300 Environmental Science 1(1-0)
Total   19(18-1)

 Semester III

Course  Code Title of the Course Credit Hours
Major Course  
BCH- 401 Biochemistry of lipids 3(3-0)
BCH- 403 Biochemistry of Proteins 3(3-0)
Minor Course  
ENG-421          English-III (Communication Skills) 3(3-0)
BOT-401 Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution 4(3-1)
CHM-401 Physical Chemistry-1 4(3-1)
ICT-321 Introduction to Computer 3(2-1)
Total   20(17-3)

Semester IV

Course  Code Title of the Course Credit Hours
Major Course  
BCH-402 Bioenergetics 3(3-0)
BCH-404 Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids 3(3-0)
BCH-406 Basics ofEnvironmental Biochemistry 3(3-0)
Minor Course  
CHM-404 Analytical Chemistry-I 4(3-1)
FST-405 Food Chemistry 3(3-0)
STA-320 Introduction to Statistical Theory 3(3-0)
Total   19 (18-1)

Semester V

Course  Code Title of the Course Credit Hours
Major Course  
BCH-501 Metabolism 4(4-0)
BCH-503 Biosafety & Bioethics 3(3-0)
BCH-505 Nutritional Biochemistry 3(2-1)
BCH-507 Plant Biochemistry 3(2-1)
BCH-509 Molecular Biochemistry 3(3-0)
Minor Course    
CHM-501 Introductory Spectroscopy 2(2-0)
CHIN-305 Learn Chinese Language 3(3-0)
Total   18 (16-2)

Semester VI

Course  Code Title of the Course Credit Hours
Major Course  
BCH-502 Industrial Biochemistry 4(2-2)
BCH-504 Immunochemistry 3(3-0)
BCH-506 Genetics 3(3-0)
BCH-508 Biomembranes& Cell Signaling 3(3-0)
BCH-510 Clinical Biochemistry 3(1-2)
Total   16(12-4)

Semester VII

Course  Code Title of the Course Credit Hours
Major Course
BCH-601

Molecular Pharmacology

(Elective-I)

3(3-0)
BCH-603 Enzymology 3(2-1)
BCH-605 Biochemistry of Vitamins and Minerals 3(3-0)
BCH-607 Blood and Tissue Biochemistry 3(3-0)
BCH-609 Research Planning and Scientific Writing 3(3-0)
BCH-629 Seminar 1(1-0)
Total   16(15-1)

 Semester VIII

Course  Code Title of the Course Credit Hours
Major Course
BCH-602 General Virology  (Elective-II) 3(3-0)
BCH-604 Medical Biochemistry 3(3-0)
BCH-606 Biochemical Techniques 3(0-3)
BCH-630 Special Problem 1(1-0)
*BCH-631 Project 6(0-6)
*BCH-632 Internship  6(0-6)
*BCH-633 Thesis 6(0-6)
**BCH-608 Proteomics 3(3-0)
**BCH-610 Human Physiology 3(3-0)
Total  

16(10-9)/

16(12-3)

Total Credit Hours   140

*Students scoring 3.8 or above CGPA after 6th semesters can opt project/Internship/Thesis   

       (6 Credit Hours).

** Students scoring CGPA below 3.8 will take these courses (6 Credit Hours) instead of        

project/Internship/Thesis

***Students with CGPA 3.5 in four semesters can opt learn Chinese Language Course 

Program Award Duration Semester Credit Hours
Bachelor of Sciences BS BIOCHEMISTRY 4 Years 8 Semesters 140