The School of Biological Sciences offers Pure Science and Applied Science degree programmes, which was developed to provide students with knowledge and skills in basic and applied biological sciences. For Pure Science programme, 3 major or thrust areas are offered, namely, Plant Biology, Animal Biology and Microbiology. As for Applied Science, the following thrust areas are offered, Agrobiology, Aquatic Biology, Biology and Management of Vector and Parasite, Biotechnology and Environmental Biology. For both programmes, the students are required to complete basic core courses and core courses of the thrust areas (details of the courses are provided in the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Applied Science guide book).
Pure Science and Applied Science courses emphasise on the experimental, theoretical and field work skills necessary for students to seek employment in biological science fields as well as other related fields.