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.