The Faculty of Science was established in 1972, and is one of the first faculties at Birzeit University. It has been granting Bachelor degrees since 1976. Over 90% of the student population is female, and the the faculty includes more than 60 members, mostly Ph.D.s.
Today, the faculty offers 4 departments: Biology-Biochemistry, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. In addition to 22 programs leading to Bachelor degrees.