Major Chemistry / Minor Business Administration

The mission of the Bachelor program major in chemistry/minor in business administration is to provide students with the background needed for chemistry related positions and/or management level in chemical industry. The program empowers the graduates with managerial and entrepreneurial competencies to qualify them to build a prosperous related career while emphasizing ethical practices.  In addition, the program prepares students to pursue graduate studies in relevant fields.

  • Provide students with a broad foundation in chemistry while integrating basic related sciences to a wide variety of chemical problems.
  • Provide students with basic knowledge in business administration and management.
  • Apply chemical principles in solving qualitative and quantitative chemical problems.
  • Become proficient in chemical and managerial techniques and apply them with in work environment.
  • Equip students with the necessary communication skills required to succeed in job related activities.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior and decision-making skills as well managing time and resources.
  • Supplying appropriately trained graduates with required knowledge and skills to enhance employment and career opportunities in the relevant fields.
  • Recognize the anatomy of organizations and understand the key functions, systems, theories, practices of business enterprises.
  • Understanding wide range of scientific principles and providing necessary training.
  • Preparing students for admission in professional qualifications and post-graduate studies in the field.
  • Stimulating and challenging reasoning ability by teaching students to think as scientists and business administrators.
  • Developing the abilities to apply analytical thinking and operating skills to find solution to chemical problems.
  • Analyzing data related to problems, make decision and follow up with action.
  • Developing business competencies in management, leadership and research.
  • Developing conceptual skills in business language, interpersonal, communication, oral and written communication, networking, decision-making, critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Applying the standard data analyses methodology and operating several basic related equipment and instruments.
  • Performing the required tasks on a timely manner
  • Enhancing oral and written communication skills, and problem solving abilities.
  • Applying learning in chemistry and business administration to different business settings.
  • Conducting assigned tasks confidently and evaluate career practices based on legal and ethical criteria
  • Teamwork and the ability to tackle a practical work, and analysis of the results, data, arguments and cases.
  • Information retrieval in relation to literature information sources, including online searches and information technology skills.

Graduates of the bachelor program can be employed within the following:

  • Governmental sector:  including education, various ministries such as Ministry of Environment, Ministry of National Economy, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Health, the Water Authority and Metrology,
  • Private sector: including science education and the managing pharmaceutical companies,
  • Industrial sector: including research centers and non-governmental organizations, and
  • Pursuing graduate studies at the national and international levels

Academic requirements

The academic requirements for the Major in Chemistry/Minor in Business Administration consists of 128 credit hours distributed as follows:

Requirement

Credit Hours

University requirements

21

Faculty of Science  requirements

29

Program requirements

65

Elective courses

13

Total

128

Major in Chemistry/Minor in Business Administration courses: 65 credit hours

A. Required courses in Chemistry: 36 credit hours

Course number

Prerequisite

CHEM112 | GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB 2

CHEM 111, CHEM 132 or concurrent

CHEM233 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB

CHEM 112, CHEM 242 or concurrent

CHEM234 | ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 1

CHEM 112, CHEM 132

CHEM241 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1

CHEM 132

CHEM242 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2

CHEM 241

CHEM331 | PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 1

CHEM 132,MATH2311 or department consent

CHEM332 | PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2

CHEM 331

CHEM333 | INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1

CHEM 132,MATH 2311 or concurrent

CHEM3361 | PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUMENTAL QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

CHEM234

CHEM411 | SEMINAR IN CHEMISTRY

Department consent

CHEM434 | INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2

CHEM 333

BIOL 131 or concurrent

PHYS112 | GENERAL PHYSICS LAB 2

PHYS 111, PHYS 132 or concurrent

MATH2311 | CALCULUS 3

MATH 1321

B. Elective courses in Chemistry: 6 credit hours from the following

Course number

Prerequisite

CHEM 335

CHEM335 | PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LAB

CHEM 332 or concurrent

CHEM426 | INSTRUMENTAL QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LABORATORY

CHEM 336

CHEM339 | SPECTROSCOPY

CHEM 242, CHEM 333 or concurrent

CHEM432 | IDENTIFICATION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

CHEM 233

CHEM436 | INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB

CHEM 434 or concurrent

CHEM438 | Special Topic

Department consent

C. Required courses in Business Administration: 18 credit hours

Course number

Prerequisite

BUSA130 | INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

 

BUSA230 | PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

BUSA130

BUSA232 | BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

BUSA230

BUSA236 | SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

BUSA230

BUSA330 | HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

BUSA230

BUSA3301 | INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW

BUSA230

D. Elective courses: 6 credit hours from the Business Administration Department