Intake AY 2018/19

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Biology

The Department of Biology at HKBU offers a four-year undergraduate degree programme for BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology. The programme provides students with comprehensive training in biological sciences with specialties in biotechnology and environmental sciences. The courses are designed to assist students in understanding the theories of biology and to provide training in technical skills for research and applications.

The BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology programme provides professional training on two fields of biology.

  1. Biotechnology – Students in this concentration will develop an understanding of the theories of biology as well as biotechnology applications by taking courses in the fields of cellular/ molecular/ developmental biology, organismal biology, genetics, molecular biotechnology, and other biological fields. In addition, various laboratory courses in these fields are provided to equip students with technical skills for biological and biomedical research and biotechnology industry.
  2. Environmental Science – Students in this concentration will develop understanding of the theories of biology as well as environmental science by taking courses in the fields of microbiology, biodiversity, ecology, biochemistry, environmental health and toxicology, biological resources management and other biology related courses. Students will learn practical skills, such as the collection and analyses of water and soil samples from the field, and instrumental analyses in the lab, and various management tools and their applications to address current and topical environmental and human health-related issues and challenges.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  1. a minimum cGPA of 2.2; and
  2. a grade of C+ in BIOL1005 Introduction to Biology

Curriculum

Intake AY2018/19

Major (Biotechnology or Environmental Science Courses) 65 units
Free Electives 32 units
General Education 18 units
University Core 13 units
Total 128 units

Biotechnology Concentration
(Years 2 – 4)
Environmental Science Concentration
(Years 2 -4)
Year 2 Biological Chemistry
Cell Biology
Cell Biology Lab
Genetics
Genetics Lab
Microbiology
Microbiology Lab
Free Elective
General Education
Biodiversity
Biodiversity Lab
Biological Chemistry
Cell Biology
Introduction to Environmental Sciences
Microbiology
Microbiology Lab
Free Elective
General Education
Year 3 Animal Physiology
Animal Physiology Lab
Immunology
Molecular Biology
Plant Physiology
Plant Physiology Lab
Major Elective
Free Elective
General Education or GE Capstone
Bioresource and Management
Ecology
Ecology Lab
Environmental Health and Toxicology
Waste Treatment and Recycling
Major Elective
Free Elective
General Education or GE Capstone
Year 4 Animal and Plant Biotechnology
Applied Biology Project I
Biotechnology Studies Lab I
Biotechnology Studies Lab II
Developmental Biology
Fermentation and Enzyme Technology
Major Elective
Free Elective
GE Capstone
Applied Biology Project I
Environmental Biotechnology
Environmental Science Lab I
Environmental Science Lab II
Principles of Environmental Management
Major Elective
Free Elective
GE Capstone