By Harshita Chandel
B.Sc. (Hons.) Biochemistry or Bachelors of Science in biochemistry is a three-year undergraduate
course. It is a study of chemical processes in living organisms. The course focuses not only on the
biochemical basis of life but also on the upcoming multidisciplinary and challenging areas.
It includes the study of:
Enzymology and so on.
This degree course also includes the study of structure and function of cellular components such as
proteins, carbohydrates, fats etc. involved in biological processes such as growth, metabolism, heredity
,reproduction and so on.
It covers the minutest characteristics of organisms. The course is important and career originating one
opens many bright job prospectus for them.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR B.SC. (HONS.) BIOCHEMISTRY FOR DU
- The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing B.Sc. in biochemistry is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent
- examination i.e. 50% marks in Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Biotechnology (PCB) at senior
- secondary school.
- Passing one compulsory language i.e. English
B.Sc. BIOCHEMISTRY SYLLABUS
The syllabus includes both theoretical and laboratorial practices. Each semester includes core subjects,
general elective, skill enhancement course and ability enhancement compulsory course. Students get
enough exposure with the well equipped instruments in the laboratories like UV spectrophotometer,
microscopes, PCR machines, microplate ELISA reader and so on. They gain hand-on-training for the
better future purposes.
B.SC. BIOCHEMISTRY EMPLOYMENT AREAS
A biochemist can think of working with the fields in;
Agriculture research services
Chemical manufacturing companies
Heavy chemical industries
Research and development firms
B.SC. BIOCHEMISTRY JOB TYPES
Clinical research specialist
Pharmaceutical sales representative
Product development manager
ADVANCE COURSE IN B.SC. BIOCHEMISTRY