BS Curriculum AY2015 to AY2017

B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences

Curriculum and Course Descriptions for Students Admitted in AY2015 to AY2017

Year 1 Semester 1Core BS1001Introductory Biology^3
Core BS1002Biophysical Chemistry3
Core BS1003Organic Chemistry3
Core BS1005Biochemistry I3
GER-CoreML0001Absolute Basics for Career^1
GER-PE-GER-PE3
GER-UE-GER-UE3
Total AUs19

Year 1 Semester 2Core BS1006Principles of Genetics3
Core BS1007Molecular & Cell Biology I3
Core BS1008Biostatistics3
Core BS1100Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques Level 13
GER-CoreGC0001Sustainability: Seeing through the Haze^1
GER-PE-GER-PE3
GER-UE-GER-UE3
Total AUs19

NOTE: Direct-entry to Year 2 students are required to complete 12AUs of GER-Cores, including ‘ML0001 Absolute Basics for Career’ and ‘GC0001 Introduction to Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions’.

** Students will be pre-registered with GER-PE-LA ‘HE9091 Principles of Economics’ (3AUs) in their Year 1 first semester. Students may drop the pre-registered GER-PE-LA and register for other available GER-PE.

Year 2 Semester 1Core BS2001Physiology3
Core BS2002Microbiology3
Core BS2003Biochemistry II3
GER-CoreHW0128Scientific Communication I>/td> 2
GER-PE-GER-PE3
GER-UE-GER-UE3
Total AUs17

Year 2 Semester 2Core BS2008Experimental Molecular & Cell Biology3
Major-PE-(From Table A)3
Major-PE-(From Table A)3
Major-PE-(From Table A)3
GER-CoreHW0228Scientific Communication II2
GER-CoreHY0001Ethics and Moral Reasoning^1
GER-UE-GER-UE3
Total AUs18

Year 3 Semester 1Major-PE-(From Table B)3
Major-PE-(From Table B)3
Major-PE-(From Table B)3
GER-CoreBS0001Biology and Society3
GER-CoreML0002Career Power Up!^1
GER-PE-GER-PE3
Total AUs16

Year 3 Semester 2Major-PE-(From Table C)3
Major-PE-(From Table C)3
Major-PE-(From Table C)3
Major-PE-(From Table C)3
GER-CoreET0001Entrepreneurship and Innovation^1
GER-PE-GER-PE3
Total AUs16

Year 4 Semester 1Major-PE-(From Table B)3
Major-PE-(From Table B)3
Major-PE-(From Table B)3
Major-PE-(From Table B)3
GER-UE-GER-UE3
Total AUs15

Year 4 Semester 2Major-PE- BS4020 - Final Year Project
or
BS4222 - Professional Internship
12
Total AUs12
For students admitted in AY2016/17 and onwards (excluding the direct-entry to Year 2 students admitted in AY2016), please adhere to the following curriculum in Year 4 Sem 2 :
Year 4 Semester 2Major-PEBS4020Final Year Project** Or,12
Major-PE- BS4223 - Professional Career Development ^^
+
BS4224 - Professional Internship
12
Total AUs12

^^ Students are recommended to read BS4223 in Year 3 Sem 1 , Year 3 Sem 2 or Year 4 Sem 1 before going on Professional Internship. "ML0002 Career Power Up!" is the co-requisite of BS4223.

* The above curriculum is based on a 4 year B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Science programme.

** For BS CNYang students, please refer BS4111 - Overseas Final Year Project (OFYP) course content via the link provided.

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Table B

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Table C

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GER-UE

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Note: BS students can only take it as UE (BMS students are barred).

^ Online courses

* BS1101 and BS2103 are considered as ONE Major PE

# Recommended Major PE which is conducted during 1-week term break, before the term or after the final examination

++ Recommended Major PE which is conducted during the inter-semestral break. Completion of BS9001 will allow you to do one less Major PE in any of the future semesters. Registration of BS9001 will be done by the School.

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