B.Sc. Life Sciences

Dec. 2, 2016, 2:44 p.m.

Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences is an undergraduate Aqua Science course. Life Sciences deal with the scientific study of all the different life forms i.e. the scientific study of living organs like plants, animals and human beings. B.Sc. (Life Sciences) degree course involves study of the various processes of life e.g. the process involved for the change from molecular to cellular life. The students are exposed to rare species of plant and animal life in this course. The duration of the course is three years and it very important and career originating in nature that opens many career scopes for the degree holders after the completion of it.

How is B.Sc. Life Sciences Course Beneficial?

  • B.Sc. (Life Sciences) degree serves as a basis for further higher studies in this field such as M.Sc., Ph.D. and M.Phil. Degree in Life Sciences, the successful completion of which makes one eligible for the post of a lecturer in any university/college.
  • B.Sc. (Life Sciences) degree course comprises the study of all fields of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms, like plants, animals, and human beings, hence it includes all the elements of all the Sciences which makes it a multidisciplinary study.
  • They can become private teacher and home tutor and also can run their private coaching centres.


  • The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing B.Sc. (Life Sciences) degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as subjects studied at intermediate level. Some reputed colleges and institutes demand a minimum of 50% marks in 10+2 as qualifying criteria to secure admission in this degree course.
  • Some of the very reputed colleges and institutes also conduct entrance examination to get admission to their B.Sc. (Life Sciences) degree course. Selection to the degree course in these colleges is based on marks secured in the final merit i.e. total marks aggregated in the final exams of 10+2 and the entrance exam.

B.Sc. Life Sciences Syllabus

Syllabus of Life Sciences as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

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Subjects of Study


Applied Biology and Biotechnology


Biochemistry and Immunology


Biodiversity: Plants


Biodiversity: Animals


Biodiversity: Microbes






Cell Biology and Biostatistics




Developmental Biology & Physiology : Plants


Developmental Biology & Physiology : Animals


Diversity of Cryptogams and Gymnosperms


Ecology & Environmental Management


Environmental Biology and Evolution


Environmental Science


Food, Nutrition and Health


Genetics, Genomics & Molecular Biology


Genetic engineering and Plant Tissue Culture


Immunology and Animal Tissue Culture


Inorganic, Organic & Physical Chemistry


Introduction to Computers and Information Systems


Introduction to Medical Diagnostics


Mathematics for Life Sciences


Microbiology and Fermentation Technology




Taxonomy Anatomy and Embryology of Angiosperms


B.Sc. Life Sciences Colleges

  • Swami Vivekananda Degree and P.G. College, Mahbubnagar
  • MATS University, Raipur
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Delhi
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology - CUSAT, Kochi

Course Suitability

  • They should have clear and concise verbal and written communication skills and high level of curiosity about the world around them.
  • Those who are creative in solving problems and have a good understanding of the scientific method and the curiosity for scientific research also can go for it.
  • Candidates should have a detail oriented mind; have good interpersonal skills, mental stamina to work long hours.
  • They should have also the ability to work with microscopes, computer skills and current awareness mind all the way.

Employment Areas

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Care
  • Bio-Informatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Beverage Industry
  • Environmental Protection Agencies
  • Farm Houses
  • Food Processing Industry
  • Health Clubs
  • Laboratories
  • Chemical Industries
  • Disease Control
  • Molecular Biology
  • Medicine and Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Research & Development in Drugs
  • Scientific Journals
  • Universities & Colleges

Job Types

  • Agronomist
  • Biochemist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biophysicist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Food Scientist
  • Horticulturist
  • Immunologist
  • Nutritionist
  • Pathologist
  • Researcher
  • Science Teacher

Advance Courses in B.Sc. Life Sciences

  • M.Sc. (Life Science)
  • M.Phil. (Life Science (Zoology/Botany)
  • Ph.D. (Life Science (Zoology/Botany)


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