Undergraduate Science Programs
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.
- The College of Science & General Studies offers 50% scholarships to top students admitted to the Life Sciences program
- Other scholarships offered by Alfaisal University visit: https://admissions.alfaisal.edu/en/scholarship