B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences

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Curriculum & Course Descriptions for Students admitted in AY2015 to AY2017

Year 1
Semester 1
(19 AU)
BS1001 Introductory Biology ^ Major-Core 3 AU
BS1002 Biophysical Chemistry Major-Core 3 AU
BS1003 Organic Chemistry Major-Core 3 AU
BS1005 Biochemistry I Major-Core 3 AU
ML0001 Absolute Basics for Career ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU
GER-UE GER-UE 3 AU
Year 1
Semester 2
(19 AU)
BS1006 Principles of Genetics Major-Core 3 AU
BS1007 Molecular and Cell Biology I Major-Core 3 AU
BS1008 Biostatistics Major-Core 3 AU
BS1100 Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques Level 1 Major-Core 3 AU
GC0001 Introduction to Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU
GER-UE GER-UE 3 AU


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 1
(17 AU)
BS2001 Physiology Major-Core 3 AU
BS2002 Microbiology Major-Core 3 AU
BS2003 Biochemistry II Major-Core 3 AU
HW0128 Scientific Communication I GER-Core 2 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU
GER-UE GER-UE 3 AU
Year 2
Semester 2
(18 AU)
BS2008 Experimental Molecular & Cell Biology Major-Core 3 AU
Major PE from Table A Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table A Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table A Major-PE 3 AU
HW0228 Scientific Communication II GER-Core 2 AU
HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-UE GER-UE 3 AU

Year 3
Semester 1
(16 AU)
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
BS0001 Biology and Society GER-Core 3 AU
ML0002 Career Power Up! ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU
Year 3
Semester 2
(16 AU)
Major PE from Table C Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table C Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table C Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table C Major-PE 3 AU
ET0001 Entrepreneurship and Innovation ^ GER-Core 1 AU
GER-PE GER-PE 3 AU

Year 4
Semester 1
(15 AU)
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
Major PE from Table B Major-PE 3 AU
GER-UE GER-UE 3 AU
Year 4
Semester 2
(12 AU)
                 or
BS4222 Professional Internship

Major-PE

12 AU

 

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 2
(12 AU)
BS4020 Final Year Project**    or, Major-PE 12 AU

Major-PE

1 AU

+ 11AU

^^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. 

Table A
Table B
​BS1101* Basics of TCM ​​Major-PE ​​6 AU
BS2103* TCM Diagnostics ​Major-PE ​6 AU
​BS1200 Understanding Singapore Healthcare System ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS2015 Virology ​Major-PE 3 AU
BS3001 Neurobiology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3003 Developmental Biology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3004 Cancer Biology and Therapy Major-PE 3 AU
BS3014 Biological Foundations of Behavior Major-PE 3 AU
​BS3018 Plant Biology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS3021 Bioimaging Techniques in EM ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS3023 Regulatory Control of Healthcare Products and Medical Devices
​Major-PE 3 AU​
BS3024 Evolution in Health and Disease ​Major-PE ​3 AU​
BS​​​3027 Spectroscopic Methods in Biomedical Structural Biology​ Major-PE 3 AU
BS3032 Environmental Microbiology Major-PE 3 AU
BS3033 Data Science for Biologists Major-PE 3 AU
​​BS3338# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop
             (Series II) – Effect on anti-mitotic drugs on cancer cells
​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS3342# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) - Role of Actin cytoskeleton regulators in metastasis
​Major-PE 3 AU​
BS3344# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) – Macromolecular Crystallography Major-PE 3 AU​
BS3348# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) Field Studies in Functional Plant Ecology
Major-PE 3 AU
BS3349# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) Introduction to R programming​ ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS4002 Current Topics in Cell Biology ​ ​Major-PE 3 AU​
​BS4004 Current Topics in Immunology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS4010 Synthetic Biology ​Major-PE ​3 AU
BS4011 Biology of Social Behavior ​Major-PE ​3 AU
​BS4014 Molecular Basis of Diseases
​Major-PE 3 AU​
BS4015 Plant Biotechnology Major-PE 3 AU
BS4016 Advanced Virology ​Major-PE ​​3 AU
​BS4017 High-Throughput Bioinformatics Major-PE​ ​3 AU
​BS9001++ Research Experience ​​Major-PE ​3 AU
ES3302 Tropical Ecology ​​Major-PE  ​​3 AU
​ES4303 Marine and Aquatic Ecology ​​Major-PE  ​​3 AU
HH2016 History of Animals ​​Major-PE  3 AU
Table C

GER-UE

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.