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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
*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 Requirements 4 (4crs.) CUR
Second Semester
BIOL237 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 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) 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

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
BIOL237 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 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) 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

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:



201820192020202120222023
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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 (3Crs.:3Lec) 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 (3Crs.:2Lec.,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

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 based on legal and ethical principles.

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. Husein Zouheir el Ghor, 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. Dr. Majdi Hamza Awad, Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Daher, Dr. Nader Yasser Bakir, Dr. Rabih Kamal Damaj

Mission :

The mission of the Computer Science program is to produce highly qualified professionals in computer science that are committed to lifelong learning, and make positive contributions to society. This will lead to achieve the national development goals through fostering an academic environment ideal for knowledge development, research, and innovation in the field of Computer science.

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.

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 50
Departmental Elective Courses 9
General Science Electives (MATH, PHYS, CHEM)
8
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
  • 3 credits from other lists of the university elective courses + IC3.

Laboratories:

Providing an advanced computing environment to support equitable opportunities for student learning through the use of technology as an extension of the classroom and increase student achievement, engagement, and ability to learn to meet the demands of the software industry.

Prepare students and educators to be contributing members of an ever-increasing technological and global society through an anytime, anywhere learning environment.

Debbieh Labs: 

Lab NameModelQuantityTotal
LAB AHP EliteDesk 800 G2 Tower Business3131
LAB BHP EliteDesk 800 G2 Tower Business3131
LAB CHP EliteDesk 800 G2 Tower Business3131

Beirut Labs: 

    Location of Labs:

Computer Lab Hariri Building - H1006 37 63
Hariri Building - 1006-1 37 63
Main - M322 37 84
Main - M324 39 84
CCPE Center Main - Lab-A 26 65
Computer Lab - B1 Floor Hariri Building - H1311 40 83
H1115 Offices Hariri Building - HB11 22
H1116 37
H1117 35
    Instrument Names: 

Lab Name Model Quantity Total
H1006 Fujitsu Esprimo P400 36 37
Lenovo ThinkCentre M93P 1
H1006 - 1 Fujitsu Esprimo P400 30 37
Lenovo ThinkCentre M93P 7
M322 Fujitsu Esprimo P400 35 37
HP Prodesk 600 G1 2
M324 Lenovo ThinkCentre M93P 39 39
H1311 HP Elitedesk 800 G1 10 40
HP Elitedesk 800 G3 30
CCPE LAB-A HP Prodesk 600 G1 23 26
Fujitsu Esprimo P400 3

Tripoli Labs: 

Lab NameModelQuantityTotal
LAB C305HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Tower Business2121
LAB C306HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Tower Business1414

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 (3Crs.:3Lec) 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
CMPS246 Web Programming 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec,3Lab): MJC
CMPS248 Discrete Structures I 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec, 3Lab) MJC
MATH242 Probability and Statistics 3 (3Crs.:2Lec.,2 Lab) FC
------- University Requirements 2 (2crs.) CUR
Third Semester
CMPS343 Computer Organization & Architecture 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 (3Crs.: 3Lec.,1 Lab) MJC
------- University Requirements 2 (2crs.) CUR
------- Elective (Departmental) 3 (3crs.) DE
Fourth Semester
CMPS342 Database Systems 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) MJC
CMPS344 Software Engineering 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) MJC
CMPS346 Theory of Computation 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec,2 Tut) MJC
MATH348 Numerical Methods 3 (3Crs.:2Lec.,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
CMPS447 Computer Networks 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) MJC
------- University Requirements 3 (3crs.) CUR
------- Elective (General Science) 4 (4crs.) GSE
Sixth Semester
CMPS442 Operating Systems 3 (3Crs.:2 Lec,3Lab) MJC
CMPS444 Senior Project II 1 (1Cr.:1Lec,0Lab) MJC
CMPS455 Computer Security 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,3Lab) MJC
------- University Requirements 4 (4crs.) CUR
------- Elective (Departmental) 3 (3crs.) DE
------- Elective (General Science) 4 (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
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

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 El-Zaart

Associate Professors: Dr. Imad Al Ashmawy, Dr. Toufic El Arwadi, Dr. Noura Yassin, Dr. Abdullah al-Chakik

Assistant Professors: Dr. Ahmed Sherif, Dr. Wassim El-Hajj Chehade, Dr. Maher Jneid, Dr. May Itani, Dr. Lama Affara

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:

  • 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 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.

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 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
PHYS243 General Physics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
PHYS243L General Physics Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
------- University Requirement 2 (2crs.) CUR
Second Semester
MATH242 Probability and Statistics 3 (3Crs.:2Lec.,2 Lab) FC
MATH244 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
MATH246 Real Analysis I 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
MATH248 Multivariable Calculus 3 (3crs.) MJC
------- University Requirement 5 (5crs.) CUR
Third Semester
MATH341 Linear Algebra 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec.,1 Lab) MJC
MATH343 Special Functions 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
MATH345 Discrete Mathematics 3 (3Crs.:2Lec.,2 Lab) MJC
TSHS341 Teaching Science in High School 2 (2crs.: 2lec.) FC
------- Departmental Elective 3 (3crs.) DE
------- Faculty Elective 3 (3crs.) FE
Fourth Semester
MATH342 Vector Calculus 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
MATH344 Real Analysis II 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
MATH346 Abstract Algebra I 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
MATH348 Numerical Methods 3 (3Crs.:2Lec.,2 Lab) MJC
------- University Requirement 5 (5 crs) CUR
Fifth Semester
MATH441 Introduction to Complex Analysis 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec) MJC
MATH443 Topology 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec) MJC
------- University Requirement 4 (4crs. CUR
------- Departmental Elective 3 (3crs.) DE
------- Faculty Elective 3 (3crs.) FE
Sixth Semester
MATH442 Abstract Algebra II 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
MATH444 Senior Project 2 (2Crs.:2Lec) MJC
MATH446 Fourier Series and Applications 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
------- Departmental Elective 6 (6crs.) DE

Departmental Elective(DE)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
MATH351 Differential Geometry 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) DE
MATH352 Number Theory 3 (3Crs.:3Lec.,1Lab) DE
MATH353 Set Theory 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) DE
MATH354 Introduction to Dynamics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) DE
MATH355 Calculus of Variations 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) DE
MATH451 Differential Calculus 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) DE
MATH452 Partial Differential Equations 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) DE
MATH453 Advanced Probability and Statistics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,1Lab) DE
MATH454 Mathematical Computation 3 (3Crs.:2Lec.,2 Lab) DE
MATH455 Topics in Linear Algebra 3 (3Crs.:3Lec.,1Lab) DE
MATH456 Topics in Mathematics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) DE

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 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
PHYS243 General Physics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) FC
PHYS243L General Physics Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) FC
------- University Requirement 2 (2crs.) CUR
Second Semester
MATH242 Probability and Statistics 3 (3Crs.:2Lec.,2 Lab) FC
MATH244 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
PHYS242 Thermal Physics 2 (2Crs.:2 Lec) MJC
PHYS242L Thermal Physics Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2 Lab) MJC
PHYS244 Physical Optics 2 (2Crs.:2Lec) MJC
PHYS244L Physical Optics Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2 Lab) MJC
------- University Requirement 5 (5 Crs.) CUR
Third Semester
PHYS341 Classical Mechanics And Waves 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) MJC
PHYS341L Classical Mechanics And Waves Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:3Lab) MJC
PHYS345 Mathematical Methods For Physics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
PHYS347 Modern Physics 2 (2crs.: 2lec.) MJC
PHYS347L Modern Physics Laboratory 1 (1crs.: 2Lab.) MJC
TSHS341 Teaching Science in High School 2 (2crs.: 2lec.) FC
------- University Requirement 5 (5 Crs.) CUR
Fourth Semester
PHYS342 Quantum Mechanics I 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
PHYS346 Electromagnetic Theory 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
PHYS346L Electromagnetic Theory Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2 Lab) MJC
------- Faculty Elective 3 (3crs) FE
------- University Requirement 4 (4crs.) CUR
------- Departmental Elective 3 (3crs.) DE
Fifth Semester
PHYS441 Electrodynamics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
PHYS443 Quantum Mechanics II 3 (3Crs.:3 Lec) MJC
PHYS445 Relativity  3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
------- Departmental Elective 3 (3crs.) DE
------- Faculty Elective 3 (3crs.) FE
Sixth Semester
PHYS440 Electronics 2 (2crs.: 2lec.) MJC
PHYS440L Electronics Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2Lab) MJC
PHYS442 Solid State Physics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
PHYS442L Solid State Physics Laboratory 1 (1Cr.:2Lab) MJC
PHYS444 Senior Project 2 (2Crs.:2Lec) MJC
PHYS446 Statistical Physics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) MJC
------- Departmental Elective 3 (3crs.) DE

Departmental Elective(DE)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
PHYS350 Accelerators 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) DE
PHYS351 Advanced Atomic Physics 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
PHYS352 Biophysics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) DE
PHYS353 Laser and its Applications 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
PHYS356 Astrophysics 3 (3Cr.:3Lec) DE
PHYS358 Circuit Analysis 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) DE
PHYS450 Materials Science 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE
PHYS451 Elementary Particle Physics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) DE
PHYS453 Nuclear Physics 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec.,2Lab) DE
PHYS454 Molecular Physics  3 (3Crs.:3Lec) DE
PHYS455 Computational Physics 3 (3crs.: 3lec.) DE