Biology

To supply the Arab Palestinian community with quality graduates who are equipped with scientific knowledge and motivation to work in research and development as well as teaching.

The Program endeavors to graduate pioneers who have:

  • A strong background in biological sciences allowing them to work with new concepts.
  • Enhanced practical skills that allow them to work with new technologies in biological sciences.
  • Critical thinking and reasoning that allow them to deal innovatively with general problems in biological sciences to find solutions that are in line with community needs.
  • Passion to care for the environment and use available resources to induce sustainable development in communities where they serve.
  • The understanding of the scientific method and its applications to solve biological problems
  • Demonstration of basic biological concepts
  • Reading and analysis of different academic and scientific texts in various areas of biology
  • Development of analytical and critical thinking and its use to solve problems
  • Development of writing experimental results and analysis and oral communications
  • Development of experimental preparation skills and experimental setup
  • Ability to construct sound scientific arguments from different sources
  • Ability to understand and explain scientific information
  • Ministry of education
  • Medical laboratories
  • Ministry of the environment
  • Power authority
  • Water authority
  • Pharmaceutical factories
Specialization Requirements (71 credit hours)
  1. Compulsory Courses: 62 credit hours including the following:

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

BIOL232

Invertebrate zoology

BIOL111

BIOL235

Vertebrate zoology

BIOL232

BIOL241

Botany

BIOL111

BIOL243

General microbiology

BIOL111

BIOL244

Cell biology

BIOL111

BIOL311

Genetics lab

Concurrent with BIOL331

BIOL312

Ecology lab

Concurrent with BIOL332

BIOL313

Molecular biology lab

Concurrent with BIOL333

BIOL331

Genetics

BIOL244

BIOL332

Ecology

BIOL235

BIOL333

Molecular biology

BIOL244

BIOL410

Animal physiology lab

Concurrent with BIOL430

BIOL411

Seminar in biology

4th year level

BIOL412

Plant physiology lab

Concurrent with BIOL431

BIOL430

Animal physiology

BIOL235 and BIOC331

BIOL431

Plant physiology

BIOL241 and BIOC331

CHEM112

General chemistry lab 2

CHEM111 and (CHEM132 or concurrent)

CHEM132

General chemistry 2

CHEM141 or CHEM143 for Environmental Engineering students

CHEM221

Organic chemistry lab

(CHEM230 or CHEM242 or concurrent) and (CHEM112 or CHEM113)

CHEM230

Basics of organic chemistry

CHEM132 or CHEM133

CHEM234

Analytical chemistry 1

CHEM112 and CHEM132

BIOC311

Biochemistry lab 1

BIOC331 or concurrent

BIOC312

Biochemistry lab 2

BIOC311 and (BIOC332 or concurrent)

BIOC331

Biochemistry 1

BIOL131, (CHEM230 or CHEM242 or concurrent)

BIOC332

Biochemistry 2

BIOC331

STAT2381

Biostatistics

 

 

2. Elective Courses: Students choose 9 credit hours from Biology or Biochemistry courses that are 300-level or above.