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The Faculty of Science offers the following programs at Tripoli Campus:

Program Description

Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes that occur in living matter. The biochemistry major provides a rigorous, high-quality biochemistry curriculum that prepares undergraduate students for various aspects of biochemistry disciplines where knowledge, critical, and analytical thinking skills are essential. Biochemistry is a discipline that covers incredibly diverse fields and touches all aspects of our lives. You will learn topics such as the structure of biomolecules and how they interact in essential processes and pathways in our cells, the actions of enzymes, and how they can be inhibited by drugs. The biochemistry curriculum also ensures that students possess scientific skills to be successful in alternative career options in biochemistry and related disciplines. Graduates will be well prepared for employment or further study in different fields including Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Medicine, Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Biology.


Academic Staff:

Chairperson: Dr. Mahmoud Khalil

Associate Professors: Dr. Jamilah Borjac, Dr. Dalia El Badan.

Assistant Professors: Dr. Ghada Khawaja, Dr. Nawal El Hakawati, Dr. Rana El Hajj, Dr. Noura Abou Zeinab.


Mission:

The mission of the biochemistry major is to provide a high-quality, rigorous biochemistry curriculum that prepares undergraduate students for various aspects of biochemistry disciplines where knowledge and critical and analytical thinking skills are essential. The biochemistry curriculum also ensures that students possess scientific skills to be successful in alternative career options in biochemistry and related disciplines. Graduates will be well prepared for employment or further study in different fields including Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Medicine, Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Biology. 

Objectives:

The biochemistry major curriculum:
  1. Provides undergraduate students with knowledge and understanding of biochemical concepts and principles.
  2. Prepares students to understand the biochemistry pathways and processes in health, nutrition, and agriculture.
  3. Provides laboratory skills to help students perform and interpret laboratory work in biochemistry.
  4. Provides students with the latest biochemical techniques used in both basic and applied areas of biochemistry and related disciplines such as molecular biology.
  5. Promotes the capacity for lifelong learning.
  6. Prepares students for many career options in biochemistry and related disciplines.
  7. The student must conduct a research project in biochemistry followed by an oral and written presentation of this project.

Learning Outcomes :

  1. Knowledge and understanding:

    1. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of fundamental biochemical reactions and processes in living organisms.
    2. Understanding the mechanisms of disease incidence and strategies to treat human diseases at the molecular and cellular levels.
    3. Mastering the aspects of the modern disciplines of biochemistry at the molecular, cellular, and organism levels.
    4. Understanding and practicing various experimental techniques of biochemistry.
    5. Merging knowledge of biochemistry and related disciplines such as molecular biology, biotechnology, and biomedical science.
    6. Recognizing and making use of biochemical databases and literature sources.

  2. Intellectual abilities:

    1. Acquire a broad understanding of various biochemical aspects and pathways.
    2. Showcase the ability to conduct experiments, assess acquired data, and formulate logical conclusions or interpretations.
    3. Display the capacity to rigorously analyze and make practical use of the scientific literature.
    4. Demonstrate skills and expertise in biochemistry for various career opportunities.
    5. Apply critical reasoning and logical foundations to evaluate problems within the field of biochemistry.
    6. Demonstrate the ability to pursue further education as independent professional learning.

  3. Professional and Practical Competencies:

    1. Acquire the ability to design experimental biochemical and molecular approaches and strategies to solve biochemical problems.
    2. Analyze and evaluate the experimental results and observations clearly and draw scientific conclusions.
    3. Apply fundamental instruments efficiently in practical operations.

  4. General and transferable skills:

    1. Convey scientific data with clarity and precision, through spoken and written means.
    2. Work effectively in a professional or laboratory setting.
    3. Acknowledge and address the requirement for continuous learning.
    4. able to work effectively autonomously or collaboratively within a team.

Degree Requirements :

To obtain the bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, students must successfully complete a total of 97 credit hours and obtain an Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3), where the standard study duration is 6 semesters.

Career Opportunities:

The biochemistry major is an interdisciplinary science that provides students with a solid scientific background to open the door to many career opportunities.
  1. Post-graduate studies in biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, cosmetic science, and related life science programs in addition to chemistry program.
  2. Employment in the fields of forensic science, food science, agricultural research, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries.
  3. Technical research positions.
  4. Clinical laboratory technicians.
  5. Teaching Biology
  6. Admission to biomedical schools.

Program Overview:

I. University Requirements Credits
* University Mandatory Courses 5
* University Elective Courses 11
II. Program Requirements Credits
Faculty Core Courses 17
Major Core Courses 49
Departmental Electives 9
**Faculty Electives 6
Total 97

Faculty and Major Core Courses: 

*A total of 16 credits is required as University Requirements:

5 credits are selected from the University Mandatory courses list.

At least one course from social sciences and one course from humanities should be selected among the university elective courses.

** A total of 6 credits is required as faculty electives.

Students can enroll in any course offered by the Faculty of Science.

Courses Crs. Pre-Co/requisites
BIOL 233 Biology 3
BIOL 233L Biology Laboratory 1 Co-Req: BIOL 233
BIOL 236 Human Physiology 3 Pre-Req: BIOL 233
CHEM 241 Principles of Chemistry 3
CHEM 241L Principles of Chemistry Laboratory 1 Co-Req: CHEM 241
PHYS 243 General Physics 3
PHYS 243L General Physics Laboratory 1 Co-Req: PHYS 243
MATH 250 Biostatistics 3
CHEM 242 Analytical Chemistry 3 Pre-Req: CHEM 241
CHEM 242L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 1 Co-Req: CHEM 242
CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 234L Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 Co-Req: CHEM 234
CMPS 241 Introduction to Programming 3
MATH 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3
BIOL 332 Immunology 2 Pre-Req: BIOL 233
BCHM 333 Principles of Biochemistry 3 Pre-Req: CHEM 234
BCHM 333L Principles of Biochemistry Laboratory 1 Co-Req: BCHM 333
BIOL 333 Microbiology 3 Pre-Req: BIOL 233
BIOL 333L Microbiology Laboratory 1 Co-Req: BIOL 333
BIOL 334 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 Pre-Req: BIOL 233
BIOL 334L Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 1 Co-Req: BIOL 334
BIOL 338 Genetics 3 Pre-Req: BIOL 233
CHEM 333 Physical Chemistry 3 PRE-REQ: CHEM 241
CHEM 333L Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1 Co-Req: CHEM 333
BCHM 435 Seminar in Biochemistry 1
BCHM 437 BEndocrinology 3 Pre-Req: BCHM 333
BCHM 432 Clinical Biochemistry 3 Pre-Req: BCHM 333
BCHM 432L Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory 1 Co-Req: BCHM 432
BCHM 434 Biotechnology 3 Pre-Req: BIOL 334
CBIO 444 Internship 2

Laboratories :

The program utilizes a number of well-equipped laboratories for practical work and research. The Laboratories serving the program are:

  1. Biology Laboratory
  2. Biology Research Laboratory
  3. Microbiology Laboratory
  4. Biochemistry Laboratory
  5. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Specialized Laboratory
  6. Microbiology Specialized Laboratory
  7. Tissue Culture Laboratory
  8. Animal House Facility (Breeding Room)
  9. Animal House Facility (for Post Graduate Students)

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
BIOL231 Biology I 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) FC
BIOL231L Biology I Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
CHEM241 Principles of Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
CHEM241L Principles of Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
PHYS243 General Physics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
PHYS243L General Physics Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
------- University Requirements 4 (4crs.) CUR
Second Semester
BIOL236 Human Physiology 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
CHEM234 Organic Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) MJC
CHEM234L Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) MJC
CHEM242  Analytical Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
CHEM242L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3 Lab) MJC
MATH250 Biostatistics 3 (3 Crs.: 2Lec., 2 Lab.) FC
------- University Requirements 4 (4crs.) CUR
Third Semester
BCHM331 Biochemistry  3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
BCHM331L Biochemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2Lab) MJC
BIOL333 Microbiology  3 (3Cr.:3 Lec) MJC
BIOL333L Microbiology Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2 Lab) MJC
BIOL334 Cell And Molecular Biology 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) FC
BIOL334L Cell And Molecular Biology Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2 Lab) MJC
TSHS341 Teaching Science in High School 2 (2crs.: 2lec.) FC
------- University Requiremnents 4 (4crs.) CUR
Fourth Semester
BCHM336 Metabolic Biochemistry 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) MJC
BCHM336L Metabolic Biochemistry Laboratory 1 (1Crs.:2Lab) MJC
BIOL332 Immunology  2 (2Cr.:2Lec) MJC
BIOL338 Genetics  3 (3Cr.:3Lec) MJC
------- University Requiremnents 2 (2crs.) CUR
------- Departmental Elective 3 (3crs.) DE
Fifth Semester
BCHM435 Seminar in Biochemistry 1 (1cr.: 1lec.) MJC
BCHM437  Endocrinology 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
CHEM333 Physical Chemistry 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) MJC
CHEM333L Physical Chemistry Laboratory  1 (1crs.: 3lab.) MJC
------- Departmental Elective 3 (3crs.) DE
------- Faculty Elective 3 (3crs.) FE
------- University Requirements 2 (2crs.) CUR
Sixth Semester
BCHM432 Clinical Biochemistry 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) MJC
BCHM432L Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory 1 (1cr.: 3lab.) MJC
BCHM434 Biotechnology  3 (3crs.: 3lec.) MJC
BCHM444 Senior Project 2 (2crs.: 2lec.) MJC
------- Faculty Elective 3 (3crs.) FE
------- Departmental Elective 3 (3crs.) DE

Departmental Elective(DE)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
BCHM445 Biochemical Principles of Nutrition 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
BCHM446 Gene Therapy 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
BCHM447 Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
BCHM448 Molecular Biology of Cancer 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
BCHM449 Nucleic Acid - Protein Interaction 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
BCHM451 Cell Signaling 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
BIOL342 Histology  3 (3Cr.:2Lec,2 Lab) DE
BIOL344 Virology  3 (3Crs.:3Lec) DE
BIOL441 Cell and Tissue Culture  3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
BIOL443 Food Microbiology 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
BIOL451 Bioinformatics 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) DE
BIOL452 Medical Microbiology 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
BIOL453 Environmental Studies 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
PHYS352 Biophysics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) DE

Program Description

Computational Biology is a multidisciplinary program, combining biology, and information technology, to explore biological data. This program offers a comprehensive education for the intersection of biological sciences, mathematics and computer science. This program will provide a knowledge for the emerging technologies within the rapidly evolving fields of Computational Biology. Graduates will incorporate computational approaches in Life sciences, and will acquire the skills necessary to analyze biological data and model biological systems. 


Academic Staff:

Chairperson: Prof. Mahmoud Khalil

Associate Professors: Dr. Jamilah Borjac, Dr. Dalia El Badan

Assistant Professors: Dr. Ghada Khawaja, Dr. Rana El Hajj, Dr. Nawal Hakawaty, Dr. Noura Abu Zeinab

Part-Time Lecturers: Dr. Zeina Soayfane, Dr. Safaa Baydoun, Prof. Mazen Kurdy

Mission:

The mission of the Computational Biology Track program is to provide students with a strong interdisciplinary foundation in both biological and computational sciences. Graduates will be equipped with the skills needed to analyze biological data, build complex biological systems using updated computational approaches. This curriculum also develops the scientific and technological skills needed by the students to excel in various careers. By providing the opportunities for the students to engage in biological and computational approaches, they will be prepared for employment in technological, research and academic institutions. 

Objectives:

The Computational Biology track:

  • Provides undergraduate students with knowledge and understanding of biological concepts and principles.
  • Offer in-depth knowledge in bioinformatics.
  • Provides an opportunity for the students to earn and apply the theoretical knowledge of computational biology and address the real-world biological challenges.
  • Provide students with a strong foundation of the fundamental principles in biology and computer science.
  • Equip students with the proficiency in programming languages and computational techniques, and integrate them in Biology.
  • Prepares students for career options in computational biology, bioinformatics, and related fields.
  • Develops the critical thinking abilities of students and foster the learning experience.
  • Promotes the capacity for continuous lifelong learning within the rapidly-evolving field of computational biology.


Learning Outcomes:

a- Knowledge and understanding:

  1. Develop critical thinking skills by implementing the scientific method through bioinformatics data analysis.
  2. Explain and complete simple applications of the computational biology methods used for DNA, RNA, and protein analysis.
  3. Understand the central dogma of biology and the tools needed for the high throughput biological next-generation sequencing proteomics datasets can help answer fundamental questions about the biology of DNA, RNA, and proteins.
  4. Define systems biology and explain its importance in understanding biology; undertake basic data analyses in systems biology.
  5. Identify common formats for biological data and be able to convert among different formats
  6. Identify the modelling and optimization of those programming languages most commonly used in the field of Life Sciences, so as to develop and evaluate techniques and/or computational tools.
  7. Integrate omics and clinical data for a better understanding of biological phenomena.
  8. Accredit appropriate knowledge, skills and practices in the areas of organism and biosystems biology.

b- Intellectual abilities:

  1. Apply reasoning about core biological concepts with emphasis on the cellular and molecular scale of biology.
  2. Demonstrate comprehension of basic concepts of biological literacy.
  3. Interpret computational biology analyses individually and in collaborative learning environments.
  4. Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles and theories of computer science within the modelling and design of biological systems.
  5. Apply computational methods to solving problems in the ambits of molecular biology, genomics and medical and population genetics research.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to pursue further education as independent professional learning.

c- Professional and Practical Competencies:

  1. Analyze and evaluate bioinformatics data to discover patterns, critically evaluate conclusions and generate predictions for subsequent experiments.
  2. Design, implement and evaluate computer-based systems, processes, components or programs in relation to the contexts of molecular and cellular biology and genomics research.
  3. Acquire a knowledge of biology from the scale of the cellular through to the organism, with an interdisciplinary vision and with special emphasis placed on biomedical applications.
  4. Manage and exploit all types of biological and biomedical information to transform this into knowledge.

d- General and transferable skills:

  1. Work effectively autonomously or collaboratively within a team.
  2. Communicate information relating to computational biology in both written and oral forms.
  3. Develop written and oral communication skills that are crucial to articulating research goals and reporting research results.
  4. Develop computational skills relevant to solving problems in biology.
  5. Develop relevant skills in math, statistics and biology that enable success in the field of computational biology.
  6. Develop analytical skills that will allow them to identify important problems in computational biology and to identify solutions.
  7. Participate in the development of a computational biology research project, defending both the current state of the question in hand and possible strategies for carrying it out.
  8. Work competently in a group on biological concepts in relation to computational biology and bioinformatics.
  9. Summarize fundamental bioinformatics software tools, know when to apply them, and be able to use them.

Degree Requirements:

To obtain the bachelor’s degree in Computational biology, students must successfully complete a total of 97 credit hours and obtain an Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3), where the standard study duration is 6 semesters.

Career Opportunities:

  1. Bioinformatics analyst in a research institution, University, laboratory, pharmaceutical company: to analyse biological data such as DNA sequencing.
  2. Biostatistician.
  3. Software Developer in companies.
  4. Data analyst in research institutions.
  5. Consultant in research organizations and pharmaceutical companies.


Program Overview:

I. University Requirements Credits
* University Mandatory Courses 5
* University Elective Courses 11
II. Program Requirements Credits
Faculty Core Courses 17
Major Core Courses
Major Track Core Courses
43
6
Track Courses 15
Internship 2
Total 97

Faculty and Major Core Courses: 

*A total of 16 credits is required as University Requirements:

5 credits are selected from the University Mandatory courses list.

At least one course from social sciences and one course from humanities should be selected among the university elective courses.

Faculty and Major Core Courses: 

Courses Crs. Pre-Co/requisites
BIOL 233 Biology 3
BIOL 233L Biology Laboratory 1 Co-Req: BIOL 233
BIOL 236 Human Physiology 3 Pre-Req: BIOL 233
CHEM 241 Principles of Chemistry 3
CHEM 241L Principles of Chemistry Laboratory 1 Co-Req: CHEM 241
PHYS 243 General Physics 3
PHYS 243L General Physics Laboratory 1 Co-Req: PHYS 243
MATH 250 Biostatistics 3
CHEM 242 Analytical Chemistry 3 Pre-Req: CHEM 241
CHEM 242L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 1 Co-Req: CHEM 242
CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 234L Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 Co-Req: CHEM 234
CMPS 241 Introduction to Programming 3
MATH 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3
BIOL 332 Immunology 2 Pre-Req: BIOL 233
BCHM 333 Principles of Biochemistry 3 Pre-Req: CHEM 234
BCHM 333L Principles of Biochemistry Laboratory 1 Co-Req: BCHM 333
BIOL 333 Microbiology 3 Pre-Req: BIOL 233
BIOL 333L Microbiology Laboratory 1 Co-Req: BIOL 333
BIOL 334 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 Pre-Req: BIOL 233
BIOL 334L Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 1 Co-Req: BIOL 334
BIOL 338 Genetics 3 Pre-Req: BIOL 233
CHEM 333 Physical Chemistry 3 PRE-REQ: CHEM 241
CHEM 333L Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1 Co-Req: CHEM 333
BCHM 435 Seminar in Biochemistry 1
BCHM 437 Endocrinology 3 Pre-Req: BCHM 333
BCHM 432 Clinical Biochemistry 3 Pre-Req: BCHM 333
BCHM 432L Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory 1 Co-Req: BCHM 432
BCHM 434 Biotechnology 3 Pre-Req: BIOL 334
CBIO 444 Internship 2

Computational Biology Track Courses: 

Courses Crs. Pre-Co/requisites
CBIO XXX Applied Bioimformatics 3
CMPS 242 Object Oriented Programming 3 Pre-Req: CMPS241
CMPS 342 Database System (Design and Development) 3 CBIOL XXX, CMPS242
MATH 348 ANumerical Methods 3 Pre-Req: MATH241
CMPS 452 Introduction to Data Mining 3 CMPS342 & MATH250

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
BIOL233 Biology 3 (3 Crs.:3 Lec) FC
BIOL233L Biology Laboratory 1 (1 Cr.:3 Lab) FC
CHEM241 Principles of Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
CHEM241L Principles of Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
CMPS241 Introduction to Programming 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec.,2Lab) FC
PHYS243 General Physics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
PHYS243L General Physics Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
------- University Requirements 4 (4 Crs.) CUR
Second Semester
BIOL236 Human Physiology 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
CHEM234 Organic Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) MJC
CHEM234L Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) MJC
CHEM242  Analytical Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
CHEM242L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3 Lab) MJC
MATH241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3 (3 Cr.: 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) FC
MATH250 Biostatistics 3 (3 Crs.: 2Lec., 2 Lab.) FC
------- University Requirements 2 (2 Crs.) CUR
Third Semester
BCHM333 Principles of Biochemistry 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec) FC
BCHM333L Principles of Biochemistry Laboratory 1 (1 Cr.:3 Lab) FC
BIOL333 Microbiology  3 (3Cr.:3 Lec) MJC
BIOL333L Microbiology Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2 Lab) MJC
BIOL334 Cell And Molecular Biology 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) FC
BIOL334L Cell And Molecular Biology Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2 Lab) MJC
CMPS242 Object Oriented Programming 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) MJC
------- University Requirements 2 (2 Crs.) CUR
Fourth Semester
BIOL332 Immunology  2 (2Cr.:2Lec) MJC
BIOL338 Genetics  3 (3Cr.:3Lec) MJC
MATH348 Numerical Methods 3 (3 Crs.: 2Lec.,0 Tut., 2 Lab.) MJC
------- University Requirements 6 (6 Crs.) CUR
Fifth Semester
BCHM437  Endocrinology 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
CHEM333 Physical Chemistry 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) MJC
CHEM333L Physical Chemistry Laboratory  1 (1crs.: 3lab.) MJC
CMPS342 Database Systems 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) MJC
------- University Requirements 2 (2 Crs.) CUR
Sixth Semester
BCHM432 Clinical Biochemistry 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) MJC
BCHM432L Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory 1 (1cr.: 3lab.) MJC
BCHM434 Biotechnology  3 (3crs.: 3lec.) MJC
BCHM435 Seminar in Biochemistry 1 (1cr.: 1lec.) MJC
CMPS452 Introduction to Data Mining 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE

Program Description

The biology major provides undergraduate students with the concepts, principles, and methodologies of various disciplines of biology. A broad base for understanding principles governing life processes at all levels is provided, including developmental, behavioral, physiological, and evolutionary perspectives, among others. The biology program will develop a broad base of knowledge across the subdisciplines that comprise biological sciences and will provide the opportunity to integrate, interpret, and translate biological phenomena through scientific observations to make meaningful decisions. Students will be prepared for many career opportunities in biological sciences.


Academic Staff :

Chairperson Dr. Mahmoud Khalil

Associate Professors Dr. Jamilah Borjac

Assistant Professors Dr. Ghada Khawaja, Dr. Tarek Houri, Dr. Rana El Hajj, Dr. Nawal El Hakawati


Mission:

The mission of the biology major is to provide undergraduate students with the concepts, principles, and methodologies of various disciplines of biology, and to develop a broad base of knowledge across the subdisciplines that comprise biological sciences. Students will be prepared for many career opportunities in biological sciences.

Objectives:

The biology major curriculum:
  1. Provides students with knowledge and understanding of the major areas of biology subdisciplines.
  2. Provides laboratory skills to help students carry out and interpret laboratory and field work in biological sciences.
  3. Promotes the capacity for lifelong learning.
  4. Prepare students for many career options in biological sciences.
  5. Requires that the student conduct a research project in the biological sciences followed by an oral and written presentation of this project.

Learning Outcomes :

  1. Knowledge and understanding:
    1. Broad knowledge and understanding of the various biological sciences (such as genetics, physiology, microbiology, ecology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and endocrinology).
    2. Illustrating scientific approaches for laboratory and field work in different biological sciences.
    3. Mastering the aspects of modern biology.
    4. Identify and use biological databases and sources of literature.
  2. Intellectual abilities:
    1. Develop a well understanding of various biological processes.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to apply concepts and methodologies of biological science to conduct experiments, analyze the obtained data, and draw reasonable conclusions or interpretations.
    3. Display the capacity to rigorously analyze and make practical use of the scientific literature in the field of biological sciences.
    4. Apply critical reasoning and logical foundations to evaluate problems within the field of biochemistry.
    5. Demonstrate the ability to pursue further education as independent professional learning.
    6. Demonstrate skills and expertise in biology disciplines for various career opportunities.
  3. Professional and Practical Competencies:
    1. Design plans and conduct experiments to solve problems in the biological sciences.
    2. Analyze and evaluate the experimental results and observations clearly and draw scientific conclusions.
    3. efficiently fundamental instruments in practical operations.
    4. Conduct effective critical thinking and formulation of scientific hypotheses.
  4. General and transferable skills:
    1. Convey scientific data with clarity and precision, through spoken and written means.
    2. Work effectively either independently or in multidisciplinary teams.
    3. Acknowledge and address the requirement for continuous learning.

Degree Requirements :

To obtain the bachelor’s degree in Biology, students must successfully complete a total of 97 credit hours and obtain an Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3), where the standard duration of study is 6 semesters.

Career Opportunities:

  1. Post-graduate studies in various biological and environmental sciences.
  2. Admission to biomedical schools.
  3. Teaching biology courses.
  4. Employment in research laboratories and facilities, pharmaceutical industries, and government agencies.

Program Overview:

I. University Requirements Credits
* University Mandatory Courses 5
* University Elective Courses 11
II. Program Requirements Credits
Faculty Core Courses 17
Major Core Courses 49
Departmental Electives 9
**Faculty Electives 6
Total 97
*A total of 16 credits is required as University Requirements:

5 credits are selected from the University Mandatory courses list.

At least one course from social sciences and one course from humanities should be selected among the university elective courses.

** A total of 6 credits is required as faculty electives.

Students can enroll in any course offered by the Faculty of Science.

Laboratories:

The program utilizes a number of well-equipped laboratories for practical work and research. The Laboratories serving the program are:

  1. Biology Laboratory
  2. Biology Research Laboratory
  3. Microbiology Laboratory
  4. Biochemistry Laboratory
  5. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Specialized Laboratory
  6. Microbiology Specialized Laboratory
  7. Tissue Culture Laboratory
  8. Animal House Facility (Breeding Room)
  9. Animal House Facility (for Post Graduate Students)

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
BIOL231 Biology I 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) FC
BIOL231L Biology I Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
CHEM241 Principles of Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
CHEM241L Principles of Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
PHYS243 General Physics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
PHYS243L General Physics Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
------- University Requiremnents 4 (4crs.) CUR
Second Semester
BIOL232 Biology II 3 (3Cr.:3Lec) MJC
BIOL232L Biology II Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2Lab) MJC
BIOL236 Human Physiology 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
CHEM234 Organic Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) MJC
CHEM234L Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) MJC
MATH250 Biostatistics 3 (3 Crs.: 2Lec., 2 Lab.) FC
------- University Requiremnents 4 (4crs.) CUR
Third Semester
BCHM331 Biochemistry  3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
BCHM331L Biochemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2Lab) MJC
BIOL333 Microbiology  3 (3Cr.:3 Lec) MJC
BIOL333L Microbiology Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2 Lab) MJC
BIOL334 Cell And Molecular Biology 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) FC
BIOL334L Cell And Molecular Biology Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2 Lab) MJC
TSHS341 Teaching Science in High School 2 (2crs.: 2lec.) FC
------- University Requiremnents 4 (4crs.) CUR
Fourth Semester
BIOL332 Immunology  2 (2Cr.:2Lec) MJC
BIOL336 Plant Physiology 3 (3Cr.:3Lec) MJC
BIOL336L Plant Physiology Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2 Lab) MJC
BIOL338 Genetics  3 (3Cr.:3Lec) MJC
------- University Requiremnents 2 (2crs.) CUR
------- Departmental Elective 3 (3crs.) DE
Fifth Semester
BCHM437  Endocrinology 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
BIOL433  Developmental Biology 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
BIOL433L Developmental Biology Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2Lab) MJC
BIOL435 Seminar In Biology 1 (1Cr.:1Lec) MJC
------- Departmental Elective 3 (3crs.) DE
------- Faculty Elective 3 (3crs.) FE
------- University Requirements 2 (2crs.) CUR
Sixth Semester
BCHM434 Biotechnology  3 (3crs.: 3lec.) MJC
BIOL432 Ecology  3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
BIOL432L Ecology Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2 Lab) MJC
BIOL444  Senior Project 2 (2Crs.:2Lec) MJC
------- Faculty Elective 3 (3crs.) FE
------- Departmental Elective 3 (3crs.) DE

Departmental Elective(DE)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
BCHM445 Biochemical Principles of Nutrition 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
BCHM446 Gene Therapy 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
BCHM447 Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
BCHM448 Molecular Biology of Cancer 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
BIOL342 Histology  3 (3Cr.:2Lec,2 Lab) DE
BIOL344 Virology  3 (3Crs.:3Lec) DE
BIOL441 Cell and Tissue Culture  3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
BIOL442 Biology of Invertebrates 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
BIOL443 Food Microbiology 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
BIOL449 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
BIOL451 Bioinformatics 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) DE
BIOL452 Medical Microbiology 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
BIOL453 Environmental Studies 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
PHYS352 Biophysics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) DE

Program Description

Computational Biology is a multidisciplinary program, combining biology, and information technology, to explore biological data. This program offers a comprehensive education for the intersection of biological sciences, mathematics and computer science. This program will provide a knowledge for the emerging technologies within the rapidly evolving fields of Computational Biology. Graduates will incorporate computational approaches in Life sciences, and will acquire the skills necessary to analyze biological data and model biological systems. 


Academic Staff:

Chairperson: Prof. Mahmoud Khalil

Associate Professors: Dr. Jamilah Borjac, Dr. Dalia El Badan

Assistant Professors: Dr. Ghada Khawaja, Dr. Rana El Hajj, Dr. Nawal Hakawaty, Dr. Noura Abu Zeinab

Part-Time Lecturers: Dr. Zeina Soayfane, Dr. Safaa Baydoun, Prof. Mazen Kurdy


Mission:

The mission of the Computational Biology Track program is to provide students with a strong interdisciplinary foundation in both biological and computational sciences. Graduates will be equipped with the skills needed to analyze biological data, build complex biological systems using updated computational approaches. This curriculum also develops the scientific and technological skills needed by the students to excel in various careers. By providing the opportunities for the students to engage in biological and computational approaches, they will be prepared for employment in technological, research and academic institutions. 

Objectives:

The Computational Biology track:

  • Provides undergraduate students with knowledge and understanding of biological concepts and principles.
  • Offer in-depth knowledge in bioinformatics.
  • Provides an opportunity for the students to earn and apply the theoretical knowledge of computational biology and address the real-world biological challenges.
  • Provide students with a strong foundation of the fundamental principles in biology and computer science.
  • Equip students with the proficiency in programming languages and computational techniques, and integrate them in Biology.
  • Prepares students for career options in computational biology, bioinformatics, and related fields.
  • Develops the critical thinking abilities of students and foster the learning experience.
  • Promotes the capacity for continuous lifelong learning within the rapidly-evolving field of computational biology.


Learning Outcomes:

a- Knowledge and understanding:

  1. Develop critical thinking skills by implementing the scientific method through bioinformatics data analysis.
  2. Explain and complete simple applications of the computational biology methods used for DNA, RNA, and protein analysis.
  3. Understand the central dogma of biology and the tools needed for the high throughput biological next-generation sequencing proteomics datasets can help answer fundamental questions about the biology of DNA, RNA, and proteins.
  4. Define systems biology and explain its importance in understanding biology; undertake basic data analyses in systems biology.
  5. Identify common formats for biological data and be able to convert among different formats
  6. Identify the modelling and optimization of those programming languages most commonly used in the field of Life Sciences, so as to develop and evaluate techniques and/or computational tools.
  7. Integrate omics and clinical data for a better understanding of biological phenomena.
  8. Accredit appropriate knowledge, skills and practices in the areas of organism and biosystems biology.

b- Intellectual abilities:

  1. Apply reasoning about core biological concepts with emphasis on the cellular and molecular scale of biology.
  2. Demonstrate comprehension of basic concepts of biological literacy.
  3. Interpret computational biology analyses individually and in collaborative learning environments.
  4. Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles and theories of computer science within the modelling and design of biological systems.
  5. Apply computational methods to solving problems in the ambits of molecular biology, genomics and medical and population genetics research.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to pursue further education as independent professional learning.

c- Professional and Practical Competencies:

  1. Analyze and evaluate bioinformatics data to discover patterns, critically evaluate conclusions and generate predictions for subsequent experiments.
  2. Design, implement and evaluate computer-based systems, processes, components or programs in relation to the contexts of molecular and cellular biology and genomics research.
  3. Acquire a knowledge of biology from the scale of the cellular through to the organism, with an interdisciplinary vision and with special emphasis placed on biomedical applications.
  4. Manage and exploit all types of biological and biomedical information to transform this into knowledge.

d- General and transferable skills:

  1. Work effectively autonomously or collaboratively within a team.
  2. Communicate information relating to computational biology in both written and oral forms.
  3. Develop written and oral communication skills that are crucial to articulating research goals and reporting research results.
  4. Develop computational skills relevant to solving problems in biology.
  5. Develop relevant skills in math, statistics and biology that enable success in the field of computational biology.
  6. Develop analytical skills that will allow them to identify important problems in computational biology and to identify solutions.
  7. Participate in the development of a computational biology research project, defending both the current state of the question in hand and possible strategies for carrying it out.
  8. Work competently in a group on biological concepts in relation to computational biology and bioinformatics.
  9. Summarize fundamental bioinformatics software tools, know when to apply them, and be able to use them.

Degree Requirements:

To obtain the bachelor’s degree in Computational biology, students must successfully complete a total of 97 credit hours and obtain an Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3), where the standard study duration is 6 semesters.

Career Opportuities:

  1. Bioinformatics analyst in a research institution, University, laboratory, pharmaceutical company: to analyse biological data such as DNA sequencing.
  2. Biostatistician.
  3. Software Developer in companies.
  4. Data analyst in research institutions.
  5. Consultant in research organizations and pharmaceutical companies.


Program Overview:

I. University Requirements Credits
* University Mandatory Courses 5
* University Elective Courses 11
II. Program Requirements Credits
Faculty Core Courses 17
Major Core Courses
Major Track Core Courses
43
6
Track Courses 15
Internship 2
Total 97

Faculty and Major Core Courses: 

*A total of 16 credits is required as University Requirements:

5 credits are selected from the University Mandatory courses list.

At least one course from social sciences and one course from humanities should be selected among the university elective courses.

Faculty and Major Core Courses: 

Courses Crs. Pre-Co/requisites
BIOL 233 Biology 3
BIOL 233L Biology Laboratory 1 Co-Req: BIOL 233
BIOL 236 Human Physiology 3 Pre-Req: BIOL 233
CHEM 241 Principles of Chemistry 3
CHEM 241L Principles of Chemistry Laboratory 1 Co-Req: CHEM 241
PHYS 243 General Physics 3
PHYS 243L General Physics Laboratory 1 Co-Req: PHYS 243
MATH 250 Biostatistics 3
CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 234L Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 Co-Req: CHEM 234
CMPS 241 Introduction to Programming 3 (Major Track Core Course)
MATH 241Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3 (Major Track Core Course)
BIOL 332 Immunology 2 Pre-Req: BIOL 233
BCHM 331 Biochemistry 3 Pre-Req: CHEM 234
BCHM 331L Biochemistry Laboratory 1 Co-Req: BCHM 331
BIOL 333 Microbiology 3 Pre-Req: BIOL 233
BIOL 333L Microbiology Laboratory 1 Co-Req: BIOL 333
BIOL 334 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 Pre-Req: BIOL 233
BIOL 334L Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 1 Co-Req: BIOL 334
BIOL 336 Plant Physiology 3 Co-Req: BIOL 334
BIOL 336L Plant Physiology Laboratory 1 Pre-Req: BIOL 233
BIOL 338 Genetics 3 Co-Req: BIOL 336
BCHM437Endocrinology3Pre-Req: BCHM 331
BIOL 433Developmental Biology3Pre-req: BIOL 233
BIOL433L Developmental Biology Laboratory Co-req: BIOL433
BIOL435Seminar in Biology1
BIOL 432 EcologyPre-req: BIOL 233
BIOL 432LEcology LaboratoryCo-req: BIOL 432
BCHM 434 Biotechnology 3 Pre-Req: BIOL 334
CBIO 444 Internship 2

Computational Biology Track Courses: 

Courses Crs. Pre-Co/requisites
CBIO XXX Applied Bioinformatics 3
CMPS 242 Object Oriented Programming 3 Pre-Req: CMPS241
CMPS 342 Database System (Design and Development) 3 CBIOL XXX, CMPS242
MATH 348 ANumerical Methods 3 Pre-Req: MATH241
CMPS 452 Introduction to Data Mining 3 CMPS342 & MATH250

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
BIOL233 Biology 3 (3 Crs.:3 Lec) FC
BIOL233L Biology Laboratory 1 (1 Cr.:3 Lab) FC
CHEM241 Principles of Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
CHEM241L Principles of Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
CMPS241 Introduction to Programming 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec.,2Lab) FC
PHYS243 General Physics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
PHYS243L General Physics Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
------- University Requirements 4 (4 Crs.) CUR
Second Semester
BIOL236 Human Physiology 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
CHEM234 Organic Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) MJC
CHEM234L Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) MJC
MATH241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3 (3 Cr.: 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) FC
MATH250 Biostatistics 3 (3 Crs.: 2Lec., 2 Lab.) FC
------- University Requirements 4 (4 Crs.) CUR
Third Semester
BCHM331 Biochemistry  3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
BCHM331L Biochemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2Lab) MJC
BIOL333 Microbiology  3 (3Cr.:3 Lec) MJC
BIOL333L Microbiology Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2 Lab) MJC
BIOL334 Cell And Molecular Biology 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) FC
BIOL334L Cell And Molecular Biology Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2 Lab) MJC
CMPS242 Object Oriented Programming 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) MJC
------- University Requirements 2 (2 Crs.) CUR
Fourth Semester
BIOL332 Immunology  2 (2Cr.:2Lec) MJC
BIOL336 Plant Physiology 3 (3Cr.:3Lec) MJC
BIOL336L Plant Physiology Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2 Lab) MJC
BIOL338 Genetics  3 (3Cr.:3Lec) MJC
MATH348 Numerical Methods 3 (3 Crs.: 2Lec.,0 Tut., 2 Lab.) MJC
------- University Requirements 4 (4 Crs.) CUR
Fifth Semester
BCHM437  Endocrinology 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
BIOL433  Developmental Biology 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
BIOL433L Developmental Biology Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2Lab) MJC
CMPS342 Database Systems 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) MJC
------- University Requirements 2 (2 Crs.) CUR
Sixth Semester
BCHM434 Biotechnology  3 (3crs.: 3lec.) MJC
BIOL432 Ecology  3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
BIOL432L Ecology Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2 Lab) MJC
BIOL435 Seminar In Biology 1 (1Cr.:1Lec) MJC
CMPS452 Introduction to Data Mining 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE

Program Description

To obtain the Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, students must successfully complete a total of 97 credit hours + IC3, where the standard duration of study is 6 semesters. There is one general semester of study for the students of the Chemistry Program.


Academic Staff:

Chairperson: Dr. Mohammad H. El-Dakdouki

Professors: Prof. Ghassan Younes

Assistant Professors:  Dr. Nour El Ghosh, Dr. Ibtissam Saad, Dr. Nawal Hakawati

Part-time Lecturer:  Prof. Daoud Nawfal, Dr. Amani Aridi, Dr. Khadija Hijazi, Dr. Noha Ghanem, Dr. Berna Hamad, Dr. Najah Wehbe, Dr. Fatima Yehya, Dr. Amer Ghannoum. 


Mission:

The mission of the Department of Chemistry at BAU is to maintain its posture as a leading academic center to promote excellence in chemical education, advance chemical discovery, enhance the employability of our graduates, and strengthen community engagement and outreach activities. We are committed to continuously graduating future chemists who are ready to address global challenges contribute to scientific advancement, and embrace ethical standards and safe practices.

Objectives:

The aim of the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is to:

  • Provide students with the basic theoretical principles and practical skills of core and applied chemistry disciplines.
  • Develop students’ skills in analysis, critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, communication, and research.
  • Prepare students for graduate studies or professional careers in chemistry-related areas.
  • Provide students with hands-on experiences with state-of-the-art scientific instruments and equipment.
  • Enhance the community service spirit within the students through participation in outreach activities

Learning Outcomes:

The Chemistry program enables students, by the time of graduation, to achieve the following outcomes:

a- Knowledge and Understanding:

  1. The basic science including chemical principles and theories, terminology, nomenclatures, units and basic mathematics and physics.
  2. The detailed knowledge of the subfields of chemistry, including analytical and physical chemistry, as well as inorganic and organic chemistry.
  3. The fundamental facts, principles and theories of selected topics in applied chemistry including petrochemical industry, chemistry of polymers, catalysis, heterocyclic chemistry, physical photochemistry, medicinal chemistry, industrial organic chemistry, and industrial inorganic chemistry.

b- Intellectual Skills:

  1. Demonstrate essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to the main fields in chemistry.
  2. Analyze and solve qualitative and quantitative synthetic chemical problems.
  3. Analyze experimental data for meaningful interpretations, critically assess data in the literature and extract useful data from it.

c- Practical Skills:

  1. Follow practical instructions safely and accurately.
  2. Conduct experiments and use appropriate experimental apparatus effectively.
  3. Operate chemical instrumentation. Read, evaluate and interpret data.

d- Transferable Skills:

  1. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  2. Use information technology skills, especially in the areas of information retrieval, literature searching and use of library databases.
  3. Work independently and collaborate effectively.
  4. Manage time by the ability to plan and implement efficient and effective modes of working.
  5. Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the workplace or in professional field after graduation.

Degree Requirements:

To obtain the Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, students must successfully complete a total of 97 credit hours + IC3, where the standard duration of study is 6 semesters. There is one general semester of study for the students of the Chemistry Program.

Career Opportunities:

Chemistry graduates are qualified to either continue their postgraduate studies, or work in educational or research institutions, laboratories, industries, pharmaceutical or health companies. The available options include the following: School Teacher, Lab Assistant, Research Assistant, Petroleum and Petrochemicals, Corrosion Control and Electroplating, Paints, Polymers and Materials Development, Food and Water industries, Drug, Pharmaceutical, Health, Environmental Monitoring, Quality Control, Forensic and many others.

Program Overview:

I. University Requirements Credits
* University Mandatory Courses 5
* University Elective Courses 11
II. Program Requirements Credits
Faculty Core Courses 19
Major Core Courses 44
Departmental Electives 12
**Faculty Electives 6
Total 97
*A total of 16 credits is required as University Requirements:

5 credits are selected from the University Mandatory courses list.

At least one course from social sciences and one course from humanities should be selected among the university elective courses.

** A total of 6 credits is required as faculty electives.

Students can enroll in any course offered by the Faculty of Science.

Laboratories:

The program utilizes a number of well-equipped laboratories for practical work and research. The Laboratories serving the program are:

  1. Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
  2. Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  3. Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
  4. Physical Chemistry Research Laboratory
  5. Organic Chemistry Research Laboratory
  6. Inorganic Research Laboratory
  7. Water Analysis Laboratory
  8. Specialized Center for Chemical Analysis

Student Enrollment History:


Academic Years
2013/2014: 32
2014/2015:  31
2015/2016: 27
2016/2017: 27
2017/2018: 26

Student Graduation History:



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MS4
4163
PhD122135

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
CHEM241 Principles of Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
CHEM241L Principles of Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
CMPS241 Introduction to Programming 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec.,2Lab) FC
MATH241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3 (3 Cr.: 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) FC
PHYS243 General Physics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
PHYS243L General Physics Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
------- University Requirements 3 (3crs.) CUR
Second Semester
CHEM242  Analytical Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
CHEM242L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3 Lab) MJC
CHEM244 Organic Chemistry I 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) MJC
CHEM248 Physical Chemistry I  3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
MATH242 Probability and Statistics 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 2 Lab.) FC
------- University Requirements 3 (3crs.) CUR
Third Semester
CHEM341 Organic Chemistry II 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
CHEM341L Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) MJC
CHEM343 Chemical Kinetics 2 (2crs.: 2lec.) MJC
CHEM345 Inorganic Chemistry I 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
CHEM349 Physical Chemistry II 3 (3Cr.:3Lec) MJC
CHEM349L Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) MJC
TSHS341 Teaching Science in High School 2 (2crs.: 2lec.) FC
------- University Requirements 2 (2crs.) CUR
Fourth Semester
CHEM342 Instrumental Analysis 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) MJC
CHEM342L Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3 Lab) MJC
CHEM346 Bioorganic Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec,2 Lab) MJC
CHEM348 Inorganic Chemistry II 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) MJC
CHEM348L Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 1  (1Cr.:3 Lab) MJC
------- Departmental Elective 3 (3crs.) DE
------- University Requirements 3 (3crs.) CUR
Fifth Semester
CHEM441 Electrochemistry & Applications 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) MJC
CHEM441L Electrochemistry And Applications Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) MJC
------- Departmental Electives 3 (3crs.) DE
------- Faculty Electives 3 (3crs.) FE
------- University Requirements 5 (5crs.) CUR
Sixth Semester
CHEM442 Spectroscopic Identification Of Chemical Compounds 3 (3Cr.:3Lec) MJC
CHEM442L Spectroscopic Identification Of Chemical Compounds Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) MJC
CHEM444 Senior Project 2 (2Crs.:2Lec) MJC
------- Departmental Electives 6 (6crs.) DE
------- Faculty Electives 3 (3crs.) FE

Departmental Elective(DE)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
CHEM355 Petrochemistry 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) DE
CHEM356 Environmental Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) DE
CHEM357 Water Analysis 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE
CHEM358 Surface And Colloid Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) DE
CHEM359 Regulatory Aspects Of Industrial Chemicals 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) DE
CHEM450 Introduction To Medicinal Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) DE
CHEM451 Physical Organic Chemistry 3  (3Crs.:3 Lec) DE
CHEM452 Nuclear And Radiochemistry 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) DE
CHEM453  Materials Science 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) DE
CHEM454 Topics In Chemistry 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE

Program Description

The Green and Sustainable Chemistry Track is designed to meet the urgent need for trained green and sustainable chemists who will lead and facilitate the transition from the traditional chemical practices to greener, environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternatives. A graduate with a BSc degree in Chemistry- Green and Sustainable Chemistry Track will have a deep understanding of the theoretical aspects of green chemistry and sustainability, as well as practical experimental skills to integrate the principles of green chemistry into different technologies. The track will also highlight the environmental, economic and social benefits resulting from the green practices in industries, academic institutions, and governmental organization.


Academic Staff:

Chairperson: Dr. Mohammad El-Dakdouki

Professors: Prof. Ghassan Younes

Assistant Professors: Dr. Nour Ghouch, Dr. Ibtissam Saad

Part-Time Lecturers: Prof. Dawood Nawfal, Dr. Khadija Hijazi, Dr. Amani Aridi

Mission:

The mission of the Department of Chemistry is to provide high quality education which includes exposure to the core areas of chemistry. The Department offers a wide variety of courses to support other departments and faculties. It prepares chemistry professionals to meet the challenges encountered in their chosen careers, and supports research activities. The Chemistry Department also provides distinguished services to the community. 

Objectives:

The aim of the Bachelor of Science in Green and Sustainable Chemistry is to:

• Provide students with the basic theoretical principles and practical concepts of core and applied chemistry disciplines, with emphasis on Green and Sustainable Chemistry.

• Develop students’ skills in analysis, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, communication and research skills.

• Prepare students for graduate studies or professional careers in fields pertaining to chemistry in general, and green and sustainable chemistry in specific.

• Provide students with hands-on experiences with state-of-the art scientific instruments and equipment.

Learning Outcomes:

The Green and Sustainable Chemistry program enables students, by the time of graduation, to achieve the following outcomes:

a- Knowledge and Understanding:

1. The basic science including chemical principles and theories, terminology, nomenclatures, units and basic mathematics and physics.

2. The detailed knowledge of the subfields of chemistry, including analytical and physical chemistry, as well as inorganic and organic chemistry.

3. The fundamental facts, principles and theories of selected topics in applied chemistry including petrochemical industry, chemistry of polymers, catalysis, heterocyclic chemistry, physical photochemistry, medicinal chemistry, industrial organic chemistry, and industrial inorganic chemistry.

4. The fundamental principles and benefits of green chemistry, including its environmental and economic impact, sustainable process design, and the importance of life cycle assessment for evaluating sustainability.

b- Intellectual Skills:

1. Demonstrate essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to the main fields in chemistry.

2. Analyze and solve qualitative and quantitative synthetic chemical problems.

3. Analyze experimental data for meaningful interpretations, critically assess data in the literature and extract useful data from it.

4. Analyze, synthesize, and critically assess chemical processes for developing environmentally friendly solutions. Integrate interdisciplinary knowledge to innovate green solutions, assess viability through literature and data, solve complex industrial challenges, and adapt methodologies to diverse contexts.

c- Practical Skills:

1. Follow practical instructions safely and accurately.

2. Conduct experiments and use appropriate experimental apparatus effectively.

3. Operate chemical instrumentation. Read, evaluate and interpret data.

4. Practical skills in designing sustainable chemical processes, including proficiency in applying green techniques, optimizing energy usage, utilizing software tools and prioritizing ethical and safety standards.

d- Transferable Skills:

1. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

2. Use information technology skills, especially in the areas of information retrieval, literature searching and use of library databases.

3. Work independently and collaborate effectively.

4. Manage time by the ability to plan and implement efficient and effective modes of working.

5. Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the workplace or in professional field after graduation.

6. Stay updated and adapt to advancements in green chemistry through ongoing learning and professional growth. Acquire resilience in overcoming challenges, and develop skills to inspire sustainable practices and environmental stewardship.


Degree Requirements:

To obtain the Bachelor Degree in “Green and Sustainable Chemistry”, students must successfully complete a total of 97 credit hours + IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certified), where the standard duration of study is 6 semesters. There is one general semester of study for the students of the Chemistry Program.

Career Opportunities:

In addition to the job opportunities available for Chemistry graduates (see above), a graduate with Bachelor Degree in “Green and Sustainable Chemistry” has the unique opportunity to work as environmental consultant, government environmental Agencies, R&D positions, renewable energy sector, waste management and recycling, water and air quality analysis, sustainable agriculture, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), education and training, and sustainability analyst.

Program Overview:

The Green and Sustainable Chemistry curriculum consists of the following components:

Chemistry Program
I. University RequirementsCredits
   *University Mandatory Courses5
   *University Elective Courses11
II. Program RequirementsCredits
   Faculty Core Courses17
   Major Core Courses46
   Track Core Courses15
   Faculty Elective Courses3
Total
97

* A total of 16 credits is required as University Requirements: 5 credits are selected from the University Mandatory courses list. At least one course from social sciences and one course from humanities should be selected among the university elective courses.

** 3 credits are required as faculty electives. Students can enroll in any course offered by the Faculty of Science, preferably related to the Green and Sustainable Chemistry track.

Faculty and Major Core Courses: 

Courses Crs. Pre-Co/requisites
MATH 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3
CHEM 241 Principles of Chemistry  3
CHEM 241L Principles of Chemistry Laboratory 1 Co-requisite: CHEM 241
PHYS 243 General Physics  3
PHYS 243L General Physics Laboratory 1 Co-requisite: PHYS 243
PHYS 243 General Physics 3
PHYS 243L General Physics Laboratory 1 Co-Req: PHYS 243
CMPS241Introduction to Programming 3
MATH242Probability and Statistics 3
CHEM242Analytical ChemistryPre-requisite: CHEM 241
CHEM242L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Co-requisite: CHEM 242 
CHEM244Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM248Physical Chemistry I3Pre-requisite: CHEM 241
CHEM341Organic Chemistry II3 Pre-requisite: CHEM 244
CHEM341LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory1Co-requisite: CHEM 341
CHEM342Instrumental Analysis3Pre-requisite: CHEM 242
CHEM342LInstrumental Analysis Laboratory1Co-requisite: CHEM 342
CHEM343Chemical Kinetics2Pre-requisite: CHEM 248
CHEM345Inorganic Chemistry I3Pre-requisite: CHEM 241
CHEM346Bioorganic Chemistry3Pre-requisite: CHEM 341
CHEM348Inorganic Chemistry II3Pre-requisite: CHEM 345
CHEM348LInorganic Chemistry Laboratory1Co-requisite: CHEM 348
CHEM349Physical Chemistry II3Pre-requisite: CHEM 248
CHEM349LPhysical Chemistry Laboratory1Co-requisite: CHEM 349
CHEM405Solid State Chemistry2
CHEM441Electrochemistry and Applications3
CHEM441LElectrochemistry and Applications Laboratory1Co-requisite: CHEM 441
CHEM442Spectroscopic Identification of Chemical Compounds3Pre-requisite: CHEM 341
CHEM442L Spectroscopic Identification of Chemical Compounds Laboratory1Co-requisite: CHEM 442
GRSC444Senior Project2

Green and Sustainable Chemistry Track Courses: 

Courses Crs. Pre-Co/requisites
GRSC301Fundamentals of Green and Sustainable Chemistry3Pre-requisite: CHEM 241
GRSC302Green Analytical Chemistry3Pre-requisite: CHEM 242
GRSC402Green and Sustainable Processes3Pre-requisite: GSM XXX
GRSC401Environmental Risk Assessment and Mitigation Processes3
GRSC404Topics in Green and Sustainable Chemistry3

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
CHEM241 Principles of Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
CHEM241L Principles of Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
CMPS241 Introduction to Programming 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec.,2Lab) FC
MATH241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3 (3 Cr.: 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) FC
PHYS243 General Physics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
PHYS243L General Physics Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
------- University Requirements 3 (3 Crs.) CUR
Second Semester
CHEM242  Analytical Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
CHEM242L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3 Lab) MJC
CHEM244 Organic Chemistry I 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) MJC
CHEM248 Physical Chemistry I  3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
MATH242 Probability and Statistics 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 2 Lab.) FC
------- University Requirements 3 (3 Crs.) CUR
Third Semester
CHEM341 Organic Chemistry II 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
CHEM341L Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) MJC
CHEM343 Chemical Kinetics 2 (2crs.: 2lec.) MJC
CHEM345 Inorganic Chemistry I 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
CHEM349 Physical Chemistry II 3 (3Cr.:3Lec) MJC
CHEM349L Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) MJC
GRSC301 Fundamentals of Green and Sustainable Chemistry 3 (3 Crs.:3 Lec) MJC
Fourth Semester
CHEM342 Instrumental Analysis 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) MJC
CHEM342L Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3 Lab) MJC
CHEM346 Bioorganic Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec,2 Lab) MJC
CHEM348 Inorganic Chemistry II 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) MJC
CHEM348L Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 1  (1Cr.:3 Lab) MJC
GRSC302 Green Analytical Chemistry 3 (3 Crs.:3 Lec) MJC
------- University Requirements 3 (3 Crs.) CUR
Fifth Semester
CHEM405 Solid State Chemistry 2 (2 Crs.:2 Lec) FC
CHEM441 Electrochemistry & Applications 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) MJC
CHEM441L Electrochemistry And Applications Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) MJC
GRSC401 Environmental Risk Assessment and Mitigation Practices 3 (3 Crs.:2 Lec:3 Lab) MJC
------- University Requirements 5 (5 Crs.) CUR
------- Faculty Elective 3 (3 Crs.) FE
Sixth Semester
CHEM442 Spectroscopic Identification Of Chemical Compounds 3 (3Cr.:3Lec) MJC
CHEM442L Spectroscopic Identification Of Chemical Compounds Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) MJC
GRSC402 Green and Sustainable Processes 3 (3 Crs.:3 Lec) MJC
GRSC404 Topics in Green and Sustainable Chemistry 3 (3 Crs.:3 Lec) MJC
GRSC444 Senior Project 2 (2 Crs.) FC
------- University Requirements 2 (2 Crs.) CUR

Program Description

Faculty Mission

The faculty mission aims to sustain excellence in the creation and dissemination of knowledge by: 1. Teaching and Research in basic and applied sciences 2. Scholarly publication in basic and applied sciences 3. Centrality of the Faculty within the University will be strengthened by excellence of our academic programs and our strategic collaborations with all faculties across the University.

Computer Science Program Mission

The mission of the Computer Science program can be summarized as follows: 1. Produce highly professionals in computer science that are committed to lifelong learning 2. Make positive contributions to society 3. Achieve the national development goals through fostering an academic environment ideal for knowledge development, research, and innovation in the field of Computer science.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

A few years after graduation, graduates of the computer science program will:

I. Have established a broad knowledge of computer science and mathematics to design innovative computer- related solutions for real world problems.

II. Have demonstrated effective teamwork, oral and written communication skills as well as collaborative skills and have contributed to society by behaving ethically and responsibly.

III. Be successfully employed or accepted into a graduate program, and demonstrate professional development and lifelong learning throughout their careers

Student Outcomes

Our CS program student outcomes are consistent with the ABET Criterion for Computer Science programs. The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

Outcome (1): Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.

Outcome (2): Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.

Outcome (3): Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.

Outcome (4): Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice, taking into account legal, ethical, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility principles consistent with the mission of the institution.

Outcome (5): Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.

Outcome (6): Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions

Accreditation


BAU-ABET Accreditation

The Computer Science Program (Debbieh campus) in the Faculty of Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, which is the board assigned for accrediting computing programs in the United States of America and internationally.

Career Opportunities

The rapid development in the world of computer, including the introduction of new applications and the use of computer technologies in all domains of public and private organizations, academics, industry and research has led to more job vacancies for computer scientists. In particular, they may work as: System Programmer, System Analyst, System Administrator, Internet Applications Programmer, User Interface Designer, Database Analyst, Database Administrator, Network Administrator, Computer Game Designer/Programmer, Computer Science Researcher and Computer Science Instructor. 


Academic Staff:

Chairperson: Prof. Mohammad N. Abdulrahim

Professors: Prof. Ali Yassine El-Zaart, Prof. Toufic Anis El Arwadi

Associate Professors: Dr. Noura Mohammad Yassin, Dr. Abdullah al-Chakik, Dr. Maher Jneid

Assistant Professors: Dr. May AbdelHafiz Itani, Dr. Lama Ahmad Affara, Dr. Julie Imad Bou Daher, Dr. Mahmoud Ahmad Al Skafi, Dr. Layal Imad Abou Daher, Dr. Bilal Ezzedine Nakhal, Dr. Mohammad AlSaleh, Dr. Majdi Hamza Awad, Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Daher, Dr. Nader Yasser Bakir, Dr. Rabih Kamal Damaj

Degree Requirements :

To obtain the Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, students must successfully complete a total of 100 credit hours + IC3, where the standard duration of study is 6 semesters. There is one general semester of study for the students of the Computer Science Program.

Career Opportunities:

The rapid development in the world of computer, including the introduction of new applications and the use of computer technologies in all domains of public and private organizations, academics, industry and research has led to more job vacancies for computer scientists. In particular, they may work as: System Programmer, System Analyst, System Administrator, Internet Applications Programmer, User Interface Designer, Database Analyst, Database Administrator, Network Administrator, Computer Game Designer/Programmer, Computer Science Researcher and Computer Science Instructor.

The Software Development track: creating and design pioneering applications and systems, shaping the digital future.

The Cybersecurity track: safeguarding critical information and system infrastructure from evolving threats.

The Artificial Intelligence and Data Science track: analyzing and interpreting complex data and developing intelligent systems that unlock insights that boost decision-making in various industries.



Program Overview:

The undergraduate curriculum for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science consists of 100 credit hours of course work, where the standard duration of study is six semesters. Upon completing the university and program requirements, students graduating from the program may attain a general computer science degree or a computer science degree with a track specialization as per below.

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science
    Software Development Track
  • Computer Science
    Cybersecurity Track
  • Computer Science
    Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Track
Computer Science Program
I. University Requirements* Credits
   University Mandatory Courses 5
   University Elective Courses 11
II. Program Requirements Credits
   Faculty Core Courses 17
   Major Core Courses 53
   Departmental Elective Courses** 9
   General Science Electives (MATH, PHYS, CHEM)
5
Total 100

* A total of 16 credits is required as General University Requirements: 5 credits are selected from the University Mandatory courses list, 4 credits from social sciences list, 4 credits from humanities list and 3 credits from other lists of the university elective courses + IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certified).
** Students who want to graduate under a specific track must take all the Departmental electives from the desired track, otherwise they may freely select the Departmental electives.

Faculty Core Courses: 

Courses Crs. Pre-Co/requisites
MATH 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3
CHEM241Principles of Chemistry3
CHEM241LPrinciples of Chemistry Laboratory1Co-requisite: CHEM241
PHYS243General Physics3
PHYS243LGeneral Physics Laboratory1Co-requisite: PHYS243
CMPS241Introduction to Programming3
MATH242Probability and Statistics3

Major Core Courses: 

CoursesCrs.Pre-Co/requisites
CMPS242Object Oriented Programming3Pre-requiiste: CMPS 241
CMPS244Digital Circuits3
CMPS246Web Programming3Pre-requiiste: CMPS 241
CMPS248Discrete Structures I3Pre-requiiste: CMPS 241
CMPS347Data Structures3Pre-requiiste: CMPS 242
CMPS343Computer Organization & Architecture3 Pre-requiiste: CMPS 244
CMPS345Discrete Structures II3 Pre-requiiste: CMPS 248
MATH341Linear Algebra3
CMPS342Database Systems3 Pre-requisite: CMPS 242
CMPS 344 Software Engineering 3 Pre-requisite: CMPS 242
CMPS 346 Theory of Computation 3 Pre-requisite: CMPS 248
MATH 348 Numerical Methods 3 Pre-requisite: MATH 241
CMPS 441 Fundamentals of Algorithms 3 Pre-requisite: CMPS 347 & CMPS 345
CMPS 445 Concepts of Programming Languages 3 Pre-requisite: CMPS 347
CMPS 447 Computer Networks 3 Pre-requisite: CMPS 347
CMPS 443 Senior Project I 1
CMPS 442 Operating Systems 3 Pre-requisite: CMPS 347
CMPS 444 Senior Project II 3 Pre-requisite: CMPS 443
CMPS 455 Computer Security 3 Pre-requisite: CMPS 447

Tracks

The Computer Science program provides a track option. Students must complete all major core courses included in the study plan and choose three elective courses from one declared track. All track core courses are major core courses included in the study plan of computer science program.

  • Software Development
  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

Students not joining a track can freely select their Departmental elective courses.

Computer Science:

The Faculty of Science in Computer Science offers the Bachelor of Science after completing all university requirements, faculty requirements, general science electives, and major core courses, in addition to 3 of the offered departmental electives. 

Students not joining a track can freely select their Departmental elective courses.

Track 1: Software Development:

A student has to choose 9 credits out of the following list of Departmental Elective courses:


Departmental Elective Courses Credits Pre-co/requisites
CMPS 326 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction 3
CMPS 352 Mobile App Development 3 Pre-req: CMPS342
CMPS 461 Advanced Web Development  3 Pre-req: CMPS246 & CMPS342
CMPS 463 Game Design & Development  3 Pre-req: CMPS347
CMPS 462 Distributed Systems  3 Pre-req: CMPS447
CMPS 464 Competitive Programming  3 Pre-req: CMPS441

Track 2: Cybersecurity:

A student has to choose 9 credits out of the following list of Departmental Elective courses:


Departmental Elective Courses Crs. Pre-co/requisites
CMPS 325 Computer and Society 3 None
CMPS 354 Machine Learning for Cybersecurity 3 Pre-req: MATH242, CMPS347
CMPS 465 Cloud and Edge Computing 3 Pre-req: CMPS447
CMPS 467 Internet of Things 3 Pre-req: CMPS447
CMPS 466 Blockchain 3 Pre-req: CMPS455
CMPS 468 Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering 3 Pre-req: CMPS343, CMPS455

Track 3: Artificial Intelligence and Data Science:

A student has to choose 9 credits out of the following list of Departmental Elective courses:


Departmental Elective Courses Crs. Pre-co/requisites
CMPS 452 Introduction to Data Mining 3 Pre-req: CMPS342 & MATH242
CMPS 453 Artificial Intelligence 3 Pre-req: CMPS347 & CMPS345
CMPS 356 Introduction to Data Science 3 Pre-req: MATH242
CMPS 469 Big Data and Data Analytics 3 Pre-req: MATH242 & CMPS342
CMPS 470 Deep Learning 3 Pre-req: CMPS347
CMPS 472 Applied Artificial Intelligence 3 Pre-req: CMPS347 & CMPS342

Student Enrollment History:


Academic Years
2013/2014: 54
2014/2015:  66
2015/2016: 65
2016/2017: 78
2017/2018: 82
2018/2019: 127
2019/2020: 172
2020/2021: 259
2021/2022: 531

Student Graduation History:


Academic Years
2013/2014: 20
2014/2015:  13
2015/2016:  15
2016/2017: 22
2017/2018: 16
2018/2019: 19
2019/2020: 34
2020/2021: 41
2021/2022: 62

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
CHEM241 Principles of Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
CHEM241L Principles of Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
CMPS241 Introduction to Programming 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec.,2Lab) FC
MATH241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3 (3 Cr.: 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) FC
PHYS243 General Physics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
PHYS243L General Physics Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
------- University Requirements 3 (3crs.) CUR
Second Semester
CMPS242 Object Oriented Programming 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) MJC
CMPS244 Digital Circuits 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec,3Lab) MJC
CMPS248 Discrete Structures I 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec, 3Lab) MJC
MATH242 Probability and Statistics 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 2 Lab.) FC
------- University Requirements 2 (2crs.) CUR
Third Semester
CMPS246 Web Programming 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec,3Lab): MJC
CMPS342 Database Systems 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) MJC
CMPS345 Discrete Structures II 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) MJC
CMPS347 Data Structures 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) MJC
MATH341 Linear Algebra 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 1 Lab.) MJC
------- University Requirements 2 (2crs.) CUR
Fourth Semester
CMPS344 Software Engineering 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) MJC
CMPS346 Theory of Computation 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec,2 Tut) MJC
CMPS447 Computer Networks 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) MJC
MATH348 Numerical Methods 3 (3 Crs.: 2Lec.,0 Tut., 2 Lab.) MJC
------- University Requirements 2 (2crs.) CUR
------- Elective (Departmental) 3 (3crs.) DE
Fifth Semester
CMPS441 Fundamentals of Algorithms 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec,3Lab) MJC
CMPS443 Senior Project I 1 (1Cr.:1Lec,0Lab) MJC
CMPS445 Concepts of Programming Languages 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) MJC
CMPS455 Computer Security 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) MJC
------- Elective (General Science) 3 (4crs.) GSE
------- Elective (Departmental) 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec,3Lab) DE
Sixth Semester
CMPS343 Computer Organization & Architecture 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) MJC
CMPS442 Operating Systems 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec,3Lab) MJC
CMPS444 Senior Project II 1 (1Cr.:1Lec,0Lab) MJC
------- University Requirements 4 (4crs.) CUR
------- Elective (Departmental) 3 (3crs.) DE
------- Elective (General Science) 2 (4crs.) GSE

Departmental Elective(DE)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
CMPS325 Computer and Society 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS326 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS327 Image Processing 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS348 Compiler Construction 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS349 File Structures 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS352 Mobile App Development 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS354 Applied Machine Learning for Cybersecurity 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS356 Introduction to Data Science 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS450 Computer Graphics 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS451 Software Design and Quality 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS452 Introduction to Data Mining 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS453 Artificial Intelligence 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS454 Logic and Automated Reasoning 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS456 Topics in Computer Science 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS461 Advanced Web Development 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS462 Distributed Systems 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS463 Game Design and Development 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS464 Competitive Programming 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS465 Cloud and Edge Computing 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS466 Blockchain 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS467 Internet of Things 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS468 Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS469 Big Data and Data Analytics 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS470 Deep Learning 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE
CMPS472 Applied Artificial Intelligence 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) DE

Program Description

Mission

The program provides students with the opportunity to study the primary areas of contemporary mathematics, provides physical and social science majors with the necessary mathematical tools for work in their disciplines, and introduces all students to serious and interesting mathematical ideas and their applications.

Objectives

The program strives to enable students to:

    1. Build a foundation of basic knowledge of mathematics.

    2. Improve analytical and problem-solving skills.

    3. Develop research skills and be aware of the variety problems related to the field of study.

    4. Enhance professional thinking.

Learning Outcomes

The mathematics program enables students, by the time of graduation, to achieve the following learning outcomes:

a. Knowledge and understanding of:

    1. The basic theorems and concepts in the different areas of mathematics.

    2. The implementation of theories in problem solving.

    3. The different areas of research in mathematics.

b. Intellectual abilities:

     1. Ability to understand the different math concepts and be able to implement them in our everyday problems.

     2. Ability to consider problems that could be solved by implementing concepts from different areas in mathematics.

     3. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve problems.

c. Professional and Practical competencies:

     1. Efficient use of computers, laboratories and software to handle problems that are difficult to be solved manually.

     2. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.

     3. Efficient use of the techniques, skills and tools of modern mathematics.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

     1. Functioning in multi-disciplinary teams.

     2. Communicate ideas effectively in graphical, oral, and written media.

     3. Recognize and respond to the need for lifelong and self-learning for a successful career.

Career Opportunities

    1. Teaching

    2. Consultants to actuaries

    3. Management Services & Computing

    4. Accountancy

    5. Statistical Work


Academic Staff:

Chairperson: Prof. Mohammad N. Abdulrahim

Professors: Prof. Ali Yassine El-Zaart, Prof. Toufic Anis El Arwadi

Associate Professors: Dr. Noura Mohammad Yassin, Dr. Abdullah al-Chakik, Dr. Maher Jneid

Assistant Professors: Dr. May AbdelHafiz Itani, Dr. Lama Ahmad Affara, Dr. Julie Imad Bou Daher, Dr. Mahmoud Ahmad Al Skafi, Dr. Layal Imad Abou Daher, Dr. Bilal Ezzedine Nakhal, Dr. Mohammad AlSaleh, Dr. Majdi Hamza Awad, Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Daher, Dr. Nader Yasser Bakir, Dr. Rabih Kamal Damaj

Objectives:

The program strives to enable students to:

  • Build a foundation of basic knowledge of mathematics.
  • Improve analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Develop research skills and be aware of the variety problems related to the field of study.
  • Enhance professional thinking.

Learning Outcomes :

The mathematics program enables students, by the time of graduation, to achieve the following learning outcomes:

a- Knowledge and understanding of:

  1. The basic theorems and concepts in the different areas of mathematics.
  2. The implementation of theories in problem solving.
  3. The different areas of research in mathematics.

b- Intellectual abilities:

  1. Ability to understand the different math concepts and be able to implement them in our everyday problems.
  2. Ability to consider problems that could be solved by implementing concepts from different areas in mathematics.
  3. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve problems.

c- Professional and Practical competencies:

  1. Efficient use of computers, laboratories and software to handle problems that are difficult to be solved manually.
  2. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  3. Efficient use of the techniques, skills and tools of modern mathematics.

d- General and Transferable Skills:

  1. Functioning in multi-disciplinary teams.
  2. Communicate ideas effectively in graphical, oral, and written media.
  3. Recognize and respond to the need for lifelong and self-learning for a successful career.

Degree Requirements :

To obtain the Bachelor Degree in Mathematics’ Program, students must successfully complete a total of 97 credit hours + IC3, where the standard duration of study is 6 semesters. There is one general semester of study for the students of the Mathematics Program.

Career Opportunities:

Teaching, Consultants to actuaries, Management Services & Computing, Accountancy, Statistical Work.

Program Overview:

I. University Requirements Credits
* University Mandatory Courses 5
* University Elective Courses 11
II. Program Requirements Credits
Faculty Core Courses 17
Major Core Courses 46
Departmental Electives 12
**Faculty Electives 6
Total 97
Faculty Core Courses: 

Courses Crs. Pre-Co/requisites
MATH 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3
CHEM241Principles of Chemistry3
CHEM241LPrinciples of Chemistry Laboratory1Co-requisite: CHEM241
PHYS243General Physics3
PHYS243LGeneral Physics Laboratory1Co-requisite: PHYS243
CMPS241Introduction to Programming3
MATH242Probability and Statistics3
MATH Core Courses: 

Courses Crs. Pre-Co/requisites
MATH 244 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 MATH 241
MATH 246 Real Analysis I 3 MATH 241
MATH 248 Multivariable Calculus 3 MATH 241
MATH 341 Linear Algebra 3 ---
MATH 342 Vector Calculus 3 MATH 241
MATH 343 Special Functions 3 MATH 244
MATH 344 Real Analysis II 3 MATH 246
MATH 354 Discrete Mathematics 3 ---
MATH 346 Abstract Algebra I 3 MATH 345
MATH 348 Numerical Methods 3 MATH 241
MATH 441 Introduction to Complex Analysis 3 MATH 241
MATH 442 Abstract Algebra II 3 MATH 346
MATH 443 Topology 3 MATH 246
MATH 446 Fourier Series and Applications 3 MATH 246
MATH 454 Mathematical Computation 2
MATH 444 Senior Project 2

*A total of 16 credits is required as University Requirements: 5 credits are selected from the University Mandatory courses list. At least one course from social sciences and one course from humanities should be selected among the university elective courses.

** A total of 6 credits is required as faculty electives. Students can enroll in any course offered by the Faculty of Science.

Student Enrollment History:


Academic Years
2013/2014: 46
2014/2015:  56
2015/2016: 51
2016/2017: 54
2017/2018: 37

Student Graduation History:


Academic Years
2013/2014: 10
2014/2015:  11
2015/2016:  10
2016/2017: 24
2017/2018: 15

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
CHEM241 Principles of Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
CHEM241L Principles of Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
CMPS241 Introduction to Programming 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec.,2Lab) FC
MATH241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3 (3 Cr.: 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) FC
PHYS243 General Physics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
PHYS243L General Physics Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
Second Semester
MATH242 Probability and Statistics 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 2 Lab.) FC
MATH244 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
MATH246 Real Analysis I 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
MATH248 Multivariable Calculus 3 3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
------- University Requirement 2 (2 Crs.) CUR
Third Semester
MATH341 Linear Algebra 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 1 Lab.) MJC
MATH343 Special Functions 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
MATH345 Discrete Mathematics 3 (3 Crs.: 2Lec.,0 Tut., 2 Lab.) MJC
------- Departmental Elective 3 (3crs.) DE
------- Faculty Elective 3 (3crs.) FE
------- University Requirement 2 (2 Crs.) CUR
Fourth Semester
MATH342 Vector Calculus 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
MATH344 Real Analysis II 3 (3 Crs.: 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
MATH346 Abstract Algebra I 3 (3 Crs.: 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
MATH348 Numerical Methods 3 (3 Crs.: 2Lec.,0 Tut., 2 Lab.) MJC
MATH454 Mathematical Computation 2 (2 Crs.: 2 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
------- University Requirement 3 (3 Crs.) CUR
Fifth Semester
MATH441 Introduction to Complex Analysis 3 (3 Crs.: 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
MATH443 Topology 3 (3 Crs.: 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
------- Departmental Elective 3 (3crs.) DE
------- Faculty Elective 3 (3crs.) FE
------- University Requirement 4 (4crs.) CUR
Sixth Semester
MATH442 Abstract Algebra II 3 (3 Crs.: 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
MATH444 Senior Project 2 (2 Cr.:2Lec.,0Tut.,0Lab.) MJC
MATH446 Fourier Series and Applications 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
------- Departmental Elective 6 (6crs.) DE

Departmental Elective(DE)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
MATH351 Differential geometry 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) DE
MATH352 Number Theory 3 (3 Cr. : 3Lec.,0 Tut., 1 Lab.) DE
MATH353 Set Theory 3 (3 Cr. : 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) DE
MATH354 Introduction to Dynamics 3 (3 Cr. : 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) DE
MATH355 Calculus of Variations 3 (3 Cr. : 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) DE
MATH451 Differential Calculus 3 (3 Cr. : 3Lec.,0Tut., 0 Lab.) DE
MATH452 Partial Differential Equations 3 (3 Cr. : 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) DE
MATH453 Advanced Probability and Statistics 3 (3 Cr. : 3Lec.,0 Tut., 1 Lab.) DE
MATH455 Topics in Linear Algebra 3 (3 Cr. : 3Lec.,0 Tut., 1 Lab.) DE
MATH456 Topics in Mathematics 3 (3 Cr. : 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) DE

Program Description

Mission

The degree of Mathematics with an emphasis on statistics emphasizes on a critical thinking, problem solving, standard analysis skills, and knowledge of computer statistical softwares. It also demonstrates knowledge of multivariate statistics and data mining.

Objectives

The program strives to enable students to:

  • Be familiar with mostly commonly used statistical models.
  • Have a background in probability, statistical theory and mathematical statistics .
  • Apply knowledge of inferential methods.
  • Master standard statistical packages.
  • Apply statistical knowledge in tackling different problems in the everyday life.

Learning Outcomes

The mathematics program enables students, by the time of graduation, to achieve the following learning outcomes:

a- Knowledge and understanding of:

  1. The basic theorems and concepts in the different areas of mathematics.
  2. The implementation of theories in problem solving.
  3. The different areas of research in mathematics.

b- Intellectual abilities:

  1. Ability to understand the different math concepts and be able to implement them in our everyday problems.
  2. Ability to consider problems that could be solved by implementing concepts from different areas in mathematics.
  3. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve problems.

c- Professional and Practical competencies:

  1. Efficient use of computers, laboratories and software to handle problems that are difficult to be solved manually.
  2. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  3. Efficient use of the techniques, skills and tools of modern mathematics.

d- General and Transferable Skills:

  1. Functioning in multi-disciplinary teams.
  2. Communicate ideas effectively in graphical, oral, and written media.
  3. Recognize and respond to the need for lifelong and self-learning for a successful career.

Career opportunities:

Completing the applied statistics track will open many career opportunities, including teaching, consulting for actuaries, statistics computing, insurance research, quality control managers, market data analysis, biostatistics, and statistical consultants.


Academic Staff:

Chairperson: Prof. Mohammad N. Abdulrahim

Professors: Prof. Ali Yassine El-Zaart, Prof. Toufic Anis El Arwadi

Associate Professors: Dr. Noura Mohammad Yassin, Dr. Abdullah al-Chakik, Dr. Maher Jneid

Assistant Professors: Dr. May AbdelHafiz Itani, Dr. Lama Ahmad Affara, Dr. Julie Imad Bou Daher, Dr. Mahmoud Ahmad Al Skafi, Dr. Layal Imad Abou Daher, Dr. Bilal Ezzedine Nakhal, Dr. Mohammad AlSaleh, Dr. Majdi Hamza Awad, Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Daher, Dr. Nader Yasser Bakir, Dr. Rabih Kamal Damaj

Degree Requirements:

To obtain the Bachelor Degree in Mathematics’ Program, students must successfully complete a total of 97 credit hours + IC3, where the standard duration of study is 6 semesters. There is one general semester of study for the students of the Mathematics Program.

Program Overview:

The bachelor degree of Science in Mathematics - Applied statistics is issued after successful completion of all the following courses:

Mathematics (Statistics Concentration)
University Requirements*Credits
University Mandatory Courses5
University Elective Courses11
Program Requirements**Credits
Faculty Core Courses17
Major Core Courses44
Statistics Core Courses11
Statistics Elective Courses9
Total
97

* A total of 16 credits is required as University Requirements: 5 credits are selected from the University Mandatory courses list. At least one course from social sciences and one course from humanities should be selected among the university elective courses.

Faculty Core Courses: 

Courses Crs. Pre-Co/requisites
MATH 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3
CHEM241Principles of Chemistry3
CHEM241LPrinciples of Chemistry Laboratory1Co-requisite: CHEM241
PHYS243General Physics3
PHYS243LGeneral Physics Laboratory1Co-requisite: PHYS243
CMPS241Introduction to Programming3
MATH242Probability and Statistics3
MATH Core Courses: 

Courses Crs. Pre-Co/requisites
MATH 244 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 MATH 241
MATH 246 Real Analysis I 3 MATH 241
MATH 248 Multivariable Calculus 3 MATH 241
MATH 341 Linear Algebra 3 ---
MATH 342 Vector Calculus 3 MATH 241
MATH 343 Special Functions 3 MATH 244
MATH 344 Real Analysis II 3 MATH 246
MATH 354 Discrete Mathematics 3 ---
MATH 346 Abstract Algebra I 3 MATH 345
MATH 348 Numerical Methods 3 MATH 241
MATH 441 Introduction to Complex Analysis 3 MATH 241
MATH 442 Abstract Algebra II 3 MATH 346
MATH 443 Topology 3 MATH 246
MATH 446 Fourier Series and Applications 3 MATH 246
MATH 454 Mathematical Computation 2
Statistics Core Courses:
Courses Crs. Pre-Co/requisites
STAT 301 Statistical Inference 3 MATH 242
STAT 403 Mathematical Statistics 3 MATH 241/MATH 242
STAT 404 Tools for Data Analysts 3 STAT 301
STAT 444 Senior Project and Internship 2 --

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
CHEM241 Principles of Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
CHEM241L Principles of Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
CMPS241 Introduction to Programming 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec.,2Lab) FC
MATH241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3 (3 Cr.: 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) FC
PHYS243 General Physics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
PHYS243L General Physics Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
ARAB001 Arabic Language 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) CUR
Second Semester
MATH242 Probability and Statistics 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 2 Lab.) FC
MATH244 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
MATH246 Real Analysis I 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
MATH248 Multivariable Calculus 3 3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
BLAW001 Human Rights 1 1 Lec. CUR
ENGL001 GENERAL ENGLISH 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) CUR
------- University Electives 2 (2 Crs.) EC
Third Semester
MATH341 Linear Algebra 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 1 Lab.) MJC
MATH343 Special Functions 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
MATH345 Discrete Mathematics 3 (3 Crs.: 2Lec.,0 Tut., 2 Lab.) MJC
STAT301 Statistical Inference 3 (3 Crs. : 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) STAT
------- University Electives 2 (2 Crs.) EC
------- Statistics Elective 3 (3 Crs. : 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) STAT
Fourth Semester
MATH342 Vector Calculus 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
MATH344 Real Analysis II 3 (3 Crs.: 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
MATH346 Abstract Algebra I 3 (3 Crs.: 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
MATH348 Numerical Methods 3 (3 Crs.: 2Lec.,0 Tut., 2 Lab.) MJC
MATH454 Mathematical Computation 2 (2 Crs.: 2 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
------- University Electives 3 (3 Crs.) EC
Fifth Semester
MATH441 Introduction to Complex Analysis 3 (3 Crs.: 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
MATH443 Topology 3 (3 Crs.: 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
STAT403 Mathematical Statistics 3 (3 Crs. : 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) STAT
------- University Electives 4 (4 Crs.) EC
------- Statistics Elective 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) STAT
Sixth Semester
MATH442 Abstract Algebra II 3 (3 Crs.: 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
MATH446 Fourier Series and Applications 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) MJC
STAT404 Tools for Data Analysts 3 (3 Crs. : 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) STAT
STAT444 Senior Project and Internship 2 (2 Crs.) STAT
------- Statistics Elective 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) STAT

Statistics Electives(STAT)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
STAT302 Quantitative Approaches for Decision Making 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) STAT
STAT303 Applied Probability Models 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) STAT
STAT405 Optimization 3 (3 Crs. : 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) STAT
STAT406 Non Parametric Methods 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) STAT
STAT407 Fundamentals of Mathematical Finance 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) STAT
STAT408 Analysis of Failure and Survival Data 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) STAT
STAT456 Topics in Statistics 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) STAT

Program Description

To obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Physics, students must complete a total of 97 credit hours + IC3, where the standard study duration is six semesters. The first semester is the general science semester of study for the students of the Physics Program.


Academic Staff:

Chairperson Professor: Ghassan Younes

Professors: Prof. Mahmoud El Korek

Associate Professors: Dr. Salem Marhaba

Assistant Professors: Dr. Khouloud Habanjar, Dr. Wassila El Kanawati

Part-Time:

Professor: Prof. Omar El Samad

Associate Professors: Dr. Hanna El Balaa

Assistant Professors: Dr. Ali Kaafarani, Dr. Zouheir Bitar, Dr. Zainab EL Khansa



Mission:

The Department of Physics at the Faculty of Science, BAU, aims to provide students with a rigorous and lively program of instruction in physics within the liberal arts context of the Faculty.

Objectives:

The program strives to enable students to:

  • Demonstrate applied competence in applying basic physics knowledge to analyze natural problems.
  • Improve the analytical and problem-solving skills related to physics.
  • Develop research on, teaching of, and design of components, devices, and systems.

Learning Outcomes:

a- Knowledge and understanding of:

  1. Understanding of the physical sciences, chemistry, and mathematics.
  2. Understanding of the fundamentals to study physics problems.
  3. Understanding of the quantitative comparison of theory and experiments for physics.

b- Intellectual abilities:

  1. Ability to understand what physics is.
  2. Ability to be familiar with acute physics (electronics, microwaves, radiation, nuclear, solid, quantum mechanics, acoustics….)
  3. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve problems in physics.

c- Professional and Practical competencies:

  1. Efficient use of and familiarity with physical laboratory measuring instruments.
  2. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  3. Use modern physics techniques, skills, and tools efficiently in practical life..

d- General and Transferable Skills:

  1. Function in multi-disciplinary teams
  2. Communicate ideas effectively in graphical, oral, and written media
  3. Recognize and respond to the need for lifelong and self-learning for a successful career

Degree Requirements :

To obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Physics, students must complete a total of 97 credit hours + IC3, where the standard study duration is six semesters. There is one general semester of study for the students of the Physics Program.

Career Opportunities :

  • Different academic careers including schoolteacher and Assistant teacher.
  • Research Assistant or Lab Technician in Universities, private or governmental laboratories, and institutes or industries working in acoustics, semiconductors, vacuum technology, nondestructive testing, fiber-optics, laser technology, condensed matter, and related topics.
  • Data and systems analyst.
  • Modeling and software development in different companies

Program Overview:

I. University Requirements Credits
* University Mandatory Courses 5
* University Elective Courses 11
II. Program Requirements Credits
Faculty Core Courses 19
Major Core Courses 47
Departmental Electives 9
**Faculty Electives 6
Total 97
*A total of 16 credits is required as University Requirements:

Five credits are selected from the University's Mandatory courses list.

At least one course from social sciences and one from humanities should be selected among the university elective courses.

** A total of 6 credits is required as faculty electives.

Students can enroll in any course offered by the Faculty of Science.

Laboratories:

Experimental Facilities: The program utilizes a number of well-equipped laboratories for practical work and research. The Laboratories serving the program are:

  1. General Physics Lab
  2. Advanced Physics Lab
  3. Classical Mechanics Laboratory
  4. Specialized Materials Science Laboratory
  5. Advanced Nanomaterials Preparation Laboratory
  6. Computational Molecular Physics

Study Plan:


Course CodeCourse TitleCreditsHours DistributionCourse Type
First Semester
CHEM241Principles of Chemistry3(3Crs.:3Lec)
CHEM241LPrinciples of Chemistry Laboratory1(1Crs.:3Lab)
CMPS241Introduction to Programming3(3Crs.:2Lec, 2Lab)
MATH241Calculus and Analytical Geometry3(3Crs.:3Lec)
PHYS243General Physics3(3Crs.:3Lec)
PHYS243LGeneral Physics Laboratory1(1Crs.:3Lab)
-------University Requirement2(2Crs.)
Second Semester
MATH242Probability and Statistics3(3Crs.:2Lec, 2Lab)
MATH244Ordinary Differential Equations3(3Crs.:3Lec)
PHYS242Thermal Physics2(2Crs.:2Lec)
PHYS242LThermal Physics Laboratory1(1Crs.:2Lab)
PHYS244Physical Optics2(2Crs.:2Lec)
PHYS244LPhysical Optics Laboratory1(1Crs.:2Lab)
--------University Requirement5(5Crs.)
Third Semester
PHYS341Classical Mechanics And Waves3(3Crs.:3 Lec)
PHYS341LClassical Mechanics And Waves Laboratory1(1Crs.:3 Lab)
PHYS345Mathematical Methods For Physics3(3Crs.:3 Lec)
PHYS347Modern Physics2(2Crs.:2 Lec)
PHYS347LModern Physics Laboratory1(1Crs.:2 Lab)
TSHS341Teaching Science in High School 2(2Crs.:2 Lec)
--------University Requirement5(5Crs.)
Fourth Semester
PHYS342Quantum Mechanics I3(3Crs.:3Lec)
PHYS346Electromagnetic Theory3(3Crs.:3Lec)
PHYS346LElectromagnetic Theory Laboratory1(1Cr.:2 Lab)
--------Departmental Elective3(3crs.)
--------University Requirement4(4crs.)
--------Faculty Elective3(3crs.)
Fifth Semester
PHYS441Electrodynamics3(3Crs.:3Lec)
PHYS443Quantum Mechanics II3(3Crs.:3Lec)
PHYS445Relativity 3(3Crs.:3Lec)
--------Faculty Elective3(3crs.)
--------Departmental Elective3(3crs.)
sixth Semester
PHYS440Electronics2(2crs.: 2lec.)
PHYS440LElectronics Laboratory1(1Cr.:2Lab)
PHYS442Solid State Physics3(3Crs.:3Lec)
PHYS442LSolid State Physics Laboratory1(1Cr.:2Lab)
PHYS444Senior Project2(2Crs.:2Lec)
PHYS446Statistical Physics3(3Crs.:3Lec)
-------Departmental Elective3(3crs.)

Departmental Elective (DE): 

Course CodeCourse TitleCreditsHours DistributionCourse Type
PHYS350Accelerators3(3Crs.:3Lec)DE
PHYS351Advanced Atomic Physics3(3Crs.:3Lec)DE
PHYS352Biophysics3(3Crs.:3Lec)DE
PHYS353Laser and its Applications3(3Crs.:3Lec)DE
PHYS356Astrophysics3(3Crs.:3Lec)DE
PHYS358Circuit Analysis3(3Crs.:3Lec)DE

PHYS450

Materials Science3(3Crs.:3Lec)DE
PHYS451Elementary Particle Physics3(3Crs.:3Lec)DE
PHYS453Nuclear Physics3(3Crs.: 2Lec.,2Lab)DE

PHYS454

Molecular Physics 3(3Crs.:3Lec)DE

PHYS455

Computational Physics3(3Crs.:3Lec)DE


Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
CHEM241 Principles of Chemistry 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
CHEM241L Principles of Chemistry Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
CMPS241 Introduction to Programming 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec.,2Lab) FC
MATH241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3 (3 Cr.: 3Lec.,0 Tut., 0 Lab.) FC
PHYS243 General Physics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
PHYS243L General Physics Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
------- University Requirement 2