B.Sc. Honors in Genetics

B.Sc. Honors in Genetics

Genetics is one of the most fascinating fields that have emerged in the 21st century. The study of human DNA is not only intellectually fascinating, but it also has plenty of practical applications.From the use of DNA in court cases to the discovery of new therapies for genetic diseases, a thorough understanding of the human genome can have important medical, social and legal impacts. Pakistan is an agriculture based economy, thus research and understanding of genetics is inevitable for sustainable growth and health of our crops and cattle. Our country is amongst the worst hit countries with genetic disorders like thalassaemia, hereditary deafness, blindness etc. Graduates from this degree will have a better understanding of our genomes and will harness vast research opportunities in this field nationally and internationally. Having a deeper understanding and solid foundation of genetics, its graduates will also help create awareness among our population.

Admission Requirement

  • F.Sc Part-I (Pre Medical) with minimum 60% marks OR A-level in three main subjects (no subsidiary) with minimum Grade B (60%) with Equivalence Certificate OR Grade 12 with minimum Grade B (60%) with Equivalence Certificate.
  • Candidates must appear for an Interview.

Degree Requirements for B.Sc. Honors in Genetics 4 years program

To receive B.Sc. Honors in Genetics degree, a student must complete a total of 130 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 2.50.

Road Map

Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
Semester I
1 Major Cell Biology  3
2 General Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation  3
3 General Plant Diversity and its Applications  4
4 Core English-I  3
5 Core Islamic Studies / Core Ethics 2
6 Core Introduction to Computers 3
Total 18
Semester II
1 Major Cell Biology  3
2 Major Cytogenetics  3
3 General Microbiology  3
4 General Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation 3
5 Core English-II  3
6 Core Pakistan Studies  2
Total 17
Semester III
1 Major Molecular Biology  3
2 Major Principles of Genetics  4
3 Major Principles of Biochemistry  4
4 General Invertebrate Diversity  4
5 Core English-III  3
Total 18
Semester IV
1 Major Introduction to Biotechnology  3
2 Major Biometry-I  3
3 General Animal Forms and Function  4
4 General Basic Concepts Of Organic Chemistry  3
5 Core Mathematics 3
Total 16
Semester V
1 Major Genetics and Evolution  3
2 Major Molecular Genetics  4
3 Major Microbial Genetics  3
4 Major Population Genetics  3
5 Major Physiological Genetics  3
Total 16
Semester VI
1 Major Research Methodology & Skill Enhancement  3
2 Major Genomics and Proteomics  3
3 Major Human Genetics  3
4 Major Biosafety and Bioethics  2
5 Major Immunogenetics  3
6 Major Biometry-II  4
Total 18
Semester VII
1 Major Bioinformatics  3
2 Major Developmental Genetics  3
3 Major Genetic Engineering  4
4 Major Scientific & Review Writing  1
5 General Entrepreneurship Management  3
Total 14
Semester VIII
1 Major Genetic Counseling  3
2 Major Seminar  1
3 Major Genetic Resources and Conservation  3
4 Major Research Report  6
Total 13
Core 19
Major 84
General 27
Total Hrs 130

Active Citizenship Program

Active Citizenship program offered by Kinnaird College in collaboration with British Council and HEC is a social leadership training program that promotes intercultural dialogue and community-led social development. It is a mandatory requirement for the completion of undergraduate degree and based on two semesters. All students will study the theoretical portion through different activities starting in their 3rd semester. They will plan their social action projects in 4th semester and implement it in the field.

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