Life Sciences Program

The Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences at Alfaisal University is an interdisciplinary program at the interface of Biology, Chemistry, environmental and Biomedical Sciences. It brings together many science disciplines to help students learn how living systems work, and how organisms interact with one another and their environments. The program provides undergraduate students with a rigorous scientific foundation in all the basic sciences and offers specialized courses ranging from microbiology to biotechnology. To better prepare students graduating from this program for a variety of career opportunities, the program is infused with scientific writing, individually guided research, and critical thinking and communication requirements. The program is designed to contain a rich collection of core and elective courses that allow flexibility to accommodate student’s individual interests and career goals. The curriculum will also equip the students with all the requirements needed to pursue research and graduate studies in science, medicine, environmental, and technology disciplines.

Starting Fall 2020, the Life Sciences program offers two tracks for students to choose from: Biological Sciences & Nanotechnology, and Environmental Sciences & Sustainability. The first two years are common for all tracks, and in the 3rd year students start taking courses that are specific for the track of their choice. Student also have access to a variety of advanced electives courses to choose from including cancer biology, forensic science, medicinal chemistry, and bioinformatics. See Program Curriculum for more detail information on courses and to the specific tracks offered by the program.


Scholarships

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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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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