Kathmandu University provides Bachelor of Science in Human Biology or BSc Human Biology degree to the students who wishes to have a career in health sector. The duration of the program is 4 years which is divided into 8 semesters. This program falls under the School of Natural Sciences, Kathmandu University at Dhulikhel.
This program is carefully designed to study the underlying science of human body and physiology. It prepares graduates to have careers primarily in health industry. The program focuses on studies of human biology along with greater emphasis on human anatomy and its working mechanism. It includes courses like General Biology, Human Genetics, Mycology and Virology, Cell and Tissue Culture Technology, etc. BSc Human Biology can be a good prospect for undergraduate students wishing to enter clinical science and health professional study programs such as medication, nursing, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, pharmacy, audiology and chiropractic. Graduates of this discipline can later explore or work as a clinical researcher or in other related field. This program is a gateway to become a highly competent technologist, and/or accomplished researchers in medical fundamentals and modern biology.
The total fee for this program in Kathmandu University is NRs.6,50, 000. It has to be paid according to Kathmandu University guidelines.
Financial Aid and Scholarship
1. KU SOS (School of Science) Scholarship
It is awarded to financially weak and needy students at the time of admission, first time at need basis and the following according to their academic performance. For each 30 paying students, 1 will be given the scholarship partially or completely. The candidate must maintain a GPA of 3.0 and not appear in compartmental exams.
2. KU Educational Loan
It is provided to the selected candidates to cover 25% - 50% of the total fee based on the available fund on each undergraduate program of SOS, KU. The candidates must sign a contract (bond) with the University for its Refund.
The eligible candidates seeking admission will be notified via major national newspapers and the official website of KU which is www.ku.edu.np during the month of June/July. After collecting the forms from all the interested candidates at a certain deadline the applicants must appear in the entrance exam which tests their proficiency in physics, chemistry, and biology. The qualified applicants must go through the interview process designed to test their aptitude in the chosen field of study. After the interview, list of eligible candidates are published; and the class starts from the first week of August.
Documents required at the time of admission
1. Copy of citizenship of the applicant
2. Character certificate from the applicant’s last school
3. Academic transcript of the applicant’s secondary and higher secondary education with minimum 50% marks in PCB.
A higher degree will increase the domain knowledge and research skill which becomes a plus point in competitive job market. Thus, after passing the Bachelor degree, the students will further continue their study to a Master Degree program in a more specialized discipline to extend their expertise in a particular field. Specialization can lead to jobs in different area of science such as health sciences, exercise sciences, nutrition, and pharmaceuticals.
The interdisciplinary and dynamic nature of this degree lays groundwork for Human Biology graduates seeking to work right away. The graduates of the program have excellent career opportunities in health and medical industry. They can find a job as a lab technician in biological laboratory where they will perform experiments and tests on samples of biological information. Some graduates are seen to work as a sales representative in a pharmaceutical store. Some are even employed as a forensic science technicians. Few of them even start teaching at universities and campuses.
Some of the job titles that the BSc Human Biology graduates may hold are as follows:
Organizations offering employment opportunities to the Human Biology graduates in Nepal are: