Program Overview

Biological sciences are fundamental to our rapidly evolving world. The main challenge is to understand our place and role in this very world and to create fundamental knowledge to improve our national policies, economies, and social structure. Biosciences enable us to comprehend global changes in the scientific context of living systems and help us to improve human well-being.

Entry Requirements

The specific admission requirements for the BS in Biosciences program at COMSATS University Islamabad may vary. Generally, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. completion of intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) or equivalent with a minimum specified percentage or grade.
  2. Fulfillment of any additional requirements or entrance exams specified by the university.
  3. NAT score of 50 % or above.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the BS in Biosciences program have diverse career prospects in various sectors. Potential career paths include:

  • Research and Development: You can work in research and development divisions of biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical companies, or research institutions.
  • Healthcare and Biomedical Sciences: Career opportunities exist in clinical laboratories, diagnostic centers, and healthcare institutions, working in areas such as medical research, genetics, or healthcare management.
  • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: Graduates can contribute to agricultural research, environmental consulting, or work in organizations focusing on sustainable agriculture and conservation.
  • Education and Academia: Pursuing higher education or teaching positions in schools, colleges, and universities is another viable path.
  • Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries: Opportunities exist in product development, quality control, regulatory affairs, and sales and marketing within these industries.

Scholarships available

COMSATS University Islamabad and various external organizations provide scholarships and funding opportunities for eligible students pursuing a degree in Biosciences. Here are some potential scholarship options you can explore:

  • CUI Scholarships: COMSATS University Islamabad offers several scholarships and financial assistance programs to support students in their academic pursuits. These scholarships may be merit-based, need-based, or research-specific. Merit-based and kinship scholarships are offered by CUI for eligible students. It is advisable to visit the official website of the university or contact the admissions office for information on the current scholarship opportunities available. Furthermore, short-term studentships may also be available under funded research projects being run by principal investigators.
  • HEC scholarships: For undergraduate studies, following scholarship opportunities may be explored. HEC need-based scholarship, Ehsas Scholarship program, US Aid, British Council scholarship for females, special HEC undergraduate scholarship for students of Baluchistan and erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Gilgit Baltistan.