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School of Science

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BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology

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BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology
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4Y
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JS5103 Science (Group B)
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Science (Group B)
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Students who wish to spend more time exploring their interests in the field of chemistry and life science may apply and be admitted to Science (Group B) without a major. They can opt to declare Biochemistry and Cell Biology as the major upon completion of the first year of study.
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Students enrolled in the BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology (BCB) explore how biomolecules, the fundamental building blocks of all living organisms, work harmoniously within cells (Cell Biology) and cell-free experimental systems (Biochemistry). The early curriculum is broad-based, teaching students the fundamental concepts and principles of BCB. This enables students to explore and develop their own interests in various aspects of modern molecular life science. As they progress through the program, they take more advanced and specialized elective courses. BCB students are also invited to engage in intensive practical training and offered invaluable research opportunities. 

The BCB program enables students to build a firm foundation in various aspects of modern biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics. It also nurtures students who are motivated to pursue postgraduate training and research careers in both academic and industry sectors. 

Ranking:
#40 in Natural Sciences (No. 1 in Hong Kong)
(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020)

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Biochemistry and Cell Biology (BCB) graduates have a broad range of career options. They are well prepared to undertake postgraduate studies and build promising research careers in academia, medicine, and biotechnology. BCB graduates are also fully equipped to pursue vocational careers in private and government sectors requiring a life science background, such as healthcare, biotechnology, and education. With recent advances in technology and changing societal expectations driving a rapid expansion of career and employment opportunities, life science is truly entering an exciting new era.

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“The Biochemistry and Cell Biology program fascinates you of how you have been looking at cells and DNA in the past. Professors and lecturers guide you to dig deep into the molecules and develop your curiosity in exploring more about mysterious mechanisms in cells. HKUST provides opportunities from research opportunities to exchanges and internships. I have taken part in an internship in a medical device company which gave me a brief idea of what the healthcare system is like, preparing myself to devote to the medical field after graduation.”
Student Name
Peony WONG
Student Program
BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Year
Class of 2021
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