College of Science Dean

Dear Students
It gives us great pleasure to warmly welcome you all to the College of Science and General Studies (CoSGS) web site.

Life sciences graduates from Alfaisal University have gone on to work in numerous fields, including medical research centers, management laboratories and biotech start-ups. Graduates could equally end up working in government ministries, consulting companies, renewable energy firms, or the food industry. There are abundant pathways you can follow in the world of biological science and nanoscience. The life sciences scene is continually evolving thanks to advances in technology, and so there are opportunities to specialize and take on roles as varied as quality assurance for food and drink companies, to clinical support in medical health centers, technical support in pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as research development in government test centers. For more information, please see a sponsored article: https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/careers-advice/how-prepare-career-biomedical-science-nanoscience.

To better reflect the aims of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs https://sdgs.un.org/goals) the College has introduced two new undergraduate Life Sciences tracks: Environmental Science & Sustainability, and Biological Sciences & Nanotechnology (https://cos.alfaisal.edu/en/ug-program-track-options). At the graduate level students can go on to do Master of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Students are exposed to multidisciplinary approaches while studying environmental science, sustainable development, materials chemistry, microelectronics, photonics, as well as the biomedical and energy applications of the technology.

As a performance indicator, Alfaisal University was ranked in the top 201-250 by The 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, 36th worldwide by THE Young Universities Ranking 2021 (https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/alfaisal-university) and 9th globally by THE “World’s Best Small Universities 2021”. The College is renowned for its research with over a dozen patents by its faculty and students.

If you have your eye on a career in the world of biological science, nanoscience and environmental science & sustainability, you will need to possess a good understanding of the underlying foundations of physical sciences. Having research and publishing experience can also be incredibly beneficial as it not only helps clarify your area of interest and act as a career rehearsal, it can also highlight your dedication to the field to potential employers. Final-year Life Sciences students at Alfaisal University gain hands-on research opportunities and have the chance to publish scientific papers and be awarded patents with faculty members.

We welcome you to our science programs.
Sincerely

Mattheus Goosen

Acting Dean
College of Science & General Studies
Alfaisal University

Department & Programs

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Chemistry

Chemistry is essential to the development of society and offers solutions to today's challenges including environmental issues, sustainable energy, and the development of new medicines.

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Humanities & Social Sciences

The Department is primarily concerned with instilling, promoting and refining the university students' 'Faith', 'Knowledge', and 'Performance'; the crucial underpinnings determined by the late King Faisal (MGBHS) for the advancement of the nation.

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Life Sciences

Department of Life Sciences is to promote understanding of the function of molecules, cells, tissues and organs with a concentration on hereditary factors and genetic mechanisms controlling fundamental biological processes, particularly in relation to the human body..

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Mathematics & Computer Science

Mathematics is critical to the understanding of scientific and engineering concepts as nature laws are best described in a mathematical language, and as engineering concepts are modeled and achieved through mathematical tools.

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Physics

The Department of Physics at Alfaisal University provides high quality physics education, producing well prepared graduates who are confident in their abilities and understanding of various physics subjects. To accomplish this mission, the department relies on its world-class faculty members.

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English Department

We want Alfaisal students to be well-known for their dynamic critical thinking and communication skills as they interact across cultures and organizations. Our first-year composition sequence takes a rhetorical approach to academic writing.

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Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

The Master's Program in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology provides a solid background in materials chemistry, solid state physics, and an introduction to biotechnology.

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University Preparatory Program (UPP)

The AUPP is a centre of excellence in teaching sciences and English. Our experienced instructors, as teachers and mentors, are here to facilitate your learning and the transition to the college of your choice.

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