Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Biology – Environmental Science Concentration

Programme Director: Dr NG, Danny W K

The BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology programme is structured to equip students with the necessary background and training in the biological sciences to enter careers related to biotechnology, environmental monitoring and pollution control, as well as other fields that require a solid biological foundation.

Students who opt for the Environmental Science concentration will receive training to understand the biological and chemical basis of environmental problems, their control and management, as well as the restoration and remediation of degraded or derelict land and ecosystems.

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Major Courses 58 units
II) Project 3 units
III) General Education 38 units
IV) Free Electives# 30 units
    129 units

# Students may take additional GE courses in any categories to fulfil the “Free Electives” requirement but only a maximum of 6 units will be counted towards the fulfilment of the “Free Electives” requirement.


I. Major Courses 58 units
  Major Required Courses (49 units)  
  BIOL1005 Introduction to Biology 3 units
  BIOL2005 Biological Chemistry 3 units
  BIOL2006 Microbiology 3 units
  BIOL2007 Microbiology Laboratory 1 unit
  BIOL2015 Biodiversity* 3 units
  BIOL2016 Biodiversity Laboratory* 1 unit
  BIOL2035 Introduction to Environmental Sciences* 3 units
  BIOL3007 Ecology* 3 units
  BIOL3015 Ecology Laboratory* 1 unit
  BIOL3016 Environmental Health and Toxicology* 3 units
  BIOL3027 Waste Treatment and Recycling* 3 units
  BIOL4006 Environmental Science Laboratory I* 2 units
  BIOL4016 Principles of Environmental Management* 3 units
  BIOL4017 Environmental Biotechnology* 3 units
  BIOL4026 Environmental Science Laboratory II* 1 unit
  CHEM1005 Introduction to Chemistry 3 units
  COMP1005 Essence of Computing 3 units
  MATH1005 Calculus 3 units
  PHYS1005 Introduction to Physics and Energy Science 3 units
  SCIE1005 Integrated Science Laboratory 1 unit
  Major Elective Courses (9 units)  
  BIOL2036 Global Environmental Leaderships* 3 units
  BIOL3017 Molecular Biology 3 units
  BIOL3025 Plant Physiology 3 units
  BIOL3036 Neurobiology 3 units
  BIOL4015 Fermentation and Enzyme Technology 3 units
  BIOL4027 Developmental Biology 3 units
  BIOL4035 Biological Resources and Management* 3 units
  BIOL4899 Applied Biology Project II 3 units
  CHEM3025 Chemical Analysis* 3 units
  CHEM3026 Chemical Analysis Laboratory* 1 unit
  CHEM4017 Environmental Analysis* 3 units
  SCIB4005 Interdisciplinary Topics in Science—Cancer Biology,
Diagnostics and Therapeutics
3 units
II. Project 3 units
  BIOL4898 Applied Biology Project I 3 units
III. General Education 38 units
IV. Free Electives 30 units
    129 units

* Courses specific to the concentration of Environmental Science

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