B.Sc. Biology or Bachelor of Science in Biology is an undergraduate Biology course. Biology is a natural science that is concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy, function, properties and the entire study of the processes of all forms of life. B.Sc. (Biology) degree course includes the study encompassing the five unifying principles of Biology namely cell theory, evolution, genetics, homoeostasis and energy. The B.Sc. (Biology) degree course provides a complete training in the studies of organisms and their relationship to their environment. The duration of the course is three years and the course is job orienting and career providing in nature.
B.Sc. Biology Eligibility
The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing B.Sc. (Biology) degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination in Science stream with a minimum of 50% marks secured in Biology subject and/or in aggregate from a recognised board of the country.
Some reputed colleges and institutes also conduct entrance examination to get admission to their B. Sc. (Biology) 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.
Candidates having communication skills, writing and making presentations, teamwork skills and can do group projects and seminars are the most suitable for the course.
They should have also organizational skills, problem-solving skills, project and time management skills, self-reliance, initiative, business awareness and strong interpersonal skills.
Those who want to become lecturer at college level will have to have Master’s degree plus NET exam. So they also are suitable match for it.
They should have skills like critical thinking, active learning, problem solving, creativity/ innovation and research.
How is B.Sc. Biology Course Beneficial?
B.Sc. (Biology) degree serves as a basis for further higher studies in this field such as M.Sc., Ph.D. and M.Phil. degree in Botany as well as in Zoology, Bio-chemistry, Bio-technology, Food Science, Biomedical Sciences, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Sciences, Virology, Toxicology etc, the successful completion of which makes one eligible for the post of a lecturer in any university / college.
B.Sc. (Biology) degree holders have plenty of opportunities in the field of Research and Development (R&D), Pharmaceuticals and Chemical industries, Public Health and Environmental Protection Sectors, Clinical Research, Waste Management, etc.
They have also options in Research and Development , and they can become Research Associate. It allows you to carry out experiments under the instruction of established Scientists.