Chemistry

The mission of the Bachelor Degree in Chemistry program is to provide students with the background needed for science related industrial and academic positions, and prepare its graduates for careers in chemistry and relevant field nationally and internationally and to be equipped for professional programs such as pharmacy, medicine and dentistry.

  • Provide students with a broad foundation in chemistry and related sciences to integrate knowledge of mathematics, physics and other disciplines to a wide variety of chemical problems.
  • Apply chemical and physical principles in the solution of qualitative and quantitative chemical problems.
  • Become proficient in chemical laboratory techniques and be able to apply them with in work environment.
  • Equip students with the skills required to succeed in graduate school, the chemical industry or professional school.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior, accountability as well as personal and academic integrity and demonstrate time and resource management.
  • Supplying appropriately trained graduates involved in Chemistry and equip graduates with a required knowledge and skills base to enhance employment and career opportunities in the different field of chemistry.
  • Understanding of a wide range of scientific principles. Providing high quality teaching, scholarship and research which, forms an appropriate learning environment for an undergraduate program.
  • Enhancing professional qualifications and post-graduate study in the different fields of chemistry.
  • Stimulating and challenging reasoning ability by teaching students to think as chemist.
  • Developing the abilities to apply analytical thinking and operating skills to find solution to chemical problem.
  • Analyzing data related to chemistry problem and be able to develop a solution to chemistry related problem.
  • Applying the standard data analyses methodology and safety procedures and operations in a chemical laboratory.
  • Operating several chemically related equipment and instruments.
  • Performing the required tasks for a research or experimental project
  • Enhancing oral and written communication skills, and problem solving abilities.
  • Ensuring that the student is capable of working confidently and adopting a mature, professional and safe approach in their work.
  • Teamwork and the ability to tackle a practical work, and analysis of the results, data, arguments and cases.
  • Numeration and computation, including such aspects as error analysis, order-of-magnitude estimations and correct use of units and modes of data presentation.
  • Information retrieval in relation to primary and secondary information sources, including information retrieval through online computer searches and information technology skills, including word processing, spreadsheet use and database use.
  • An ethical attitude and approach.

Graduates of the bachelor program in chemistry 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 pharmaceutical companies,
  • Industrial sector: including research centers and non-governmental organizations, and
  • Pursuing graduate studies at the national and international levels
Academic Plan

The academic requirements for the Bachelor in Chemistry Major consists of 128 credit hours distributed as follows:

Requirements

Credit Hours

University requirements

21-22

Faculty Requirements

21

Specialization Requirements

70

Free Electives

15-16

Total

128

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Specialization Requirements (70 Credit Hours)

1. Compulsory courses: 61 Credit hours including of the followings: 

Course number

Prerequisite(s)

CHEM112 | GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB 2

CHEM111, CHEM132 or concurrent

CHEM132 | GENERAL CHEMISTRY 2

CHEM141 or CHEM143 for Environmental Engineerin students g

CHEM222 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB 1

CHEM112, CHEM241 

CHEM223 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB 2

CHEM222, CHEM242

CHEM243 | QUANTITATIVE ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

CHEM112, CHEM132 

CHEM241 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1

CHEM132

CHEM242 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2

CHEM241

CHEM321 | Physical Chemistry Lab I 

CHEM331 or concurrent

CHEM322 | Physical Chemistry Lab II 

CHEM332 or concurrent

CHEM331 | PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 1

CHEM132, MATH2311 or department consent

CHEM332 | PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2

CHEM331

CHEM333 | INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1

CHEM132, MATH2311 or concurrent

CHEM3361 | PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUMENTAL QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

CHEM234

CHEM339 | SPECTROSCOPY

CHEM242, CHEM333 or concurrent

CHEM411 | SEMINAR IN CHEMISTRY

Department consent

CHEM426 | INSTRUMENTAL QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LABORATORY

CHEM336

CHEM432 | IDENTIFICATION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

CHEM233

CHEM434 | INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2

CHEM333

CHEM435 | QUANTUM CHEMISTRY

CHEM332, and MATH2311

CHEM436 | INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB

CHEM434 or concurrent

PHYS112 | GENERAL PHYSICS LAB 2

PHYS111, PHYS132 or concurrent

PHYS132 | GENERAL PHYSICS 2

MATH1321 | CALCULUS 2

2. Elective courses: 9 credit hours from the following

Course number

Prerequisite

BIOL331 | BIOCHEMISTRY 1

BIOL131 (CHEM230 or CHEM242 or concurrent)

CHEM330 | INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

CHEM242

CHEM3341 | POLYMER CHEMISTRY

CHEM242

CHEM430 | BIO-INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

BIOL434 or concurrent

CHEM433 | CHEMISTRY OF XENOBIOTIC METABOLISM

CHEM242, BIOL331

CHEM437 | INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CHEMISTRY

Fourth level and department consent

CHEM438 | SPECIAL TOPIC

Department consent