B.Sc. Biochemistry | Pokhara University

The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry is designed to impart the knowledge and understanding of the Molecular Basis of life in animals and plants. The multidisciplinary program focuses on composition and function of molecules and their interplay to form the phenomenon of life. It mostly looks at the process of translating this interplay into basic energy transduction, metabolism, defense and physical reaction for purpose of development & growth.

Bachelor of Science in Bio-Chemistry program offered by the Pokhara University is a four-year course that is further divided into eight semesters. In order to complete this program successfully, students need to complete 145 credit hours of full-time study. The program intends to equip the students with the theoretical concept and practical training in the subjects such as Pure & Applied Field of Bio-chemistry with a solid foundation in Biotechnology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Clinical Micro-biology and Human Anatomy and Physiology.  Prior to graduation, students need to submit a thesis.

List of B.Sc. Biochemistry Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for B.Sc. Biochemistry program under Pokhara University in Nepal.

Objectives of B.Sc. Biochemistry

The major purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree is to prepare graduates for technical and scientific roles in the sectors, such as biomedical research institutes. Upon completion of this program, students are expected to:

  • Understand the basis of biology, chemistry and the principles of molecular biology and biochemistry
  • Capability to work safely and efficiently in a lab
  • Capability to use computers as research and information tools
  • Have analytical and critical thinking

Admission Requirements in B.Sc. Biochemistry

Students with +2 level or ISC degree with first division marks in the Biological and Physical group are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry program. Applicant should appear in an entrance test conducted by the university and should face the personal interview.

Required Documents:

Following is the list of documents, the applicant should submit while applying for admission to Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry program:

  • attested copy of academic certificate
  • attested copy of provisional certificates
  • Duly filled and signed form
  • Recently taken photos

First Semester

  • Chem 111: Physical Chemistry I
  • Chem 112: Organic Chemistry I
  • Chem 113: Inorganic Chemistry I
  • Math 114: Mathematics
  • Biochem 11: Fundamentals of Biochemistry
  • Chem 111L: Physical Chemistry I
  • Chem 112L: Organic Chemistry I
  • Chem 113L: Inorganic Chemistry I
  • Biochem 11: Fundamentals of Biochemistry

Second Semester

  • Chem 121: Physical Chemistry II
  • Chem 123: Inorganic Chemistry II
  • Chem 122: Organic Chemistry II
  • Phys 124: Physics
  • Biochem 12: Biomolecules I
  • Chem 121L: Physical Chemistry II
  • Chem 122L: Organic Chemistry II
  • Chem 123L: Inorganic Chemistry II
  • Phys 124L: Physics
  • Biochem 12: Biomolecules I

Third Semester

  • Biochem 2: Analytical Biochemistry
  • Chem 212: Natural Product Chemistry
  • Biol 213: Plant Biology
  • Biochem 2: Biomolecules II
  • Biochem 2: Proteins & Enzymes
  • Chem 211L: Natural Product and Analytical Biochemistry
  • Biol 213L: Plant Biology
  • Biochem 2: Biomolecules II
  • Biochem 2: Proteins & Enzymes

Fourth Semester

  • Biochem 2: Bioenergetics & Metabolism I
  • Biochem 2: Molecular Biology
  • Biol 223: Human Biology
  • Biochem 2: Bioinformatics I
  • Biochem 2: Biochemistry Laboratory

Fifth Semester

  • Biochem 3: Metabolism
  • Biol 312: Microbiology
  • Biochem 31: Cell Biology
  • Biochem 31: Seminar
  • Biochem 31: Biochemistry Laboratory

Sixth Semester

  • Biotech 32: Biotechnology
  • Biochem 32: Microbial Biochemistry
  • Biochem 3: Plant Biochemistry
  • Biochem 3: Seminar
  • Biochem 32: Biochemistry Laboratory

Seventh Semester

  • Biochem 4: Medical & Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochem 41: Food & Nutrition Biochemistry
  • Biochem 41: Seminar
  • Biochem 41: Biochemistry Laboratory

Eighth Semester

  • Eng 421: Scientific Writing
  • Biostat 42: Biostatistics
  • Biochem 4: Seminar
  • Biochem 42: Thesis / Project Works

Scope and Career Prospects

The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree paves the way for an array of a career in fields as diverse as pharmaceutical industry, chemical industry, cosmetics, medical industry and environmental analysis to name a few. Moreover, Bank and finance companies District health boards, Secondary and tertiary educational institutions, Industrial based research institutes, Biotechnology companies and Wineries, food, breweries and animal feed stuff industries are some of the prime recruiters of this degree holders.

Job Prospects:

With the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree, grads can state vocation as:

  • Toxicologist
  • Analytical chemist
  • Healthcare scientist, clinical biochemistry
  • Forensic scientist
  • Research scientist (life sciences)
  • Scientific laboratory technician
  • Physician associate
  • Clinical research associate
  • Biomedical scientist

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