The Faculty recognizes the contribution made by science and mathematics to the welfare of the society. Therefore, first and foremost the Faculty aspires to the highest standards of excellence for student learning and performance. Key to this vision is the following five characteristics.
First, education must be viewed as a fusion of classroom teaching and hands on research with faculty mentors who actively engage students. Therefore, powerful
educational effectiveness comes from linking facts, theory, inquiry, discovery, and solutions to real world problems.
Second, the Faculty will be recognized for high quality undergraduate and graduate education that strives for distinction by developing specialty areas in sciences and mathematics.
Third, the educational programs, led by a highly skilled and dedicated faculty, will engage and challenge students to achieve their fullest intellectual potential, mastering skills such as critical thinking, communication and quantitative analysis.
Fourth, the Faculty is committed to continuous improvement of its instructional programs through a policy of rigorous, data-based, systematic assessment.
Fifth, the Faculty strives ultimately to produce life-long learners capable of assuming leadership roles in a changing knowledge-based multicultural society.
Our goals has four dimensions:
Goal 1: To continually improve education for our undergraduates and graduates in order to continually prepare new generations of scientists, mathematicians, and technologically literate individuals who understand not only basic scientific concepts but also have a working knowledge of the latest scientific discoveries.
Goal 2: To position the Faculty of Science to lead the University in its quest to become a Research University.
Goal 3: To enhance service provided to the community and the university and to support the University in its external partnerships by providing appropriate expertise and leadership in scientific and technological areas.
Goal 4: To support the achievements of our students and faculty in scholarship and research by providing and maintaining state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, through efficient administration and staff services at the departmental and college levels .
This Faculty has an obligation to create and disseminate new knowledge to its students and the community, thereby contributing directly to the country's and region’s economy and helping to ensure good future for our nation. Therefore, our mission is to continue enhancing and upgrading our academic programs and research facilities and to continue collaboration with local and global scientific institutions. We are also committed to providing excellent contemporary challenging programs and committed to providing quality teaching and up-to-date learning environment to maintain the Faculty’s reputation as one of the leading research and teaching institutions in the region. Our mission also includes:
• Advancing the frontiers of knowledge in the physical, biological and mathematical sciences;
• Providing access to a rich educational experience that will motivate and enable all of our students to seek the highest levels of intellectual achievement and personal growth;
• Sharing our knowledge, discoveries and inventions with the people of the region and the world in order to improve appreciation and comprehension of science and to bring the benefits of science to our society.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Biological Sciences Bachelor Program
Intended Learning Outcomes of Biological Sciences Bachelor Program
• Communicate scientific information effectively in written and oral forms, addressing basic biological concepts encompassing a range of sub-disciplines within the field of biology.
• Collect, analyze and interpret scientific data related to biological problems spanning molecular to organismal biology (e.g., cell biology and genetics, ecology, behavior, etc).
• Develop proficiency in the quantitative skills necessary to analyze biological problems.
• Describe fundamental principles of biology;e.g., evolutionary theory, central dogma, diversity of life, inheritance.
• Access and interrogate the primary scientific literature in the biological sciences.
• Develop an appreciation for the interdisciplinary role of science as applied to human and environmental challenges across both local and global scales.
• Present scientific data clearly and logically using correct/appropriate scientific terminology.
• Demonstrate understanding of the ethical standards for the responsible conduct of scientific research and its applications.
• Work as part of a team.
• Demonstrate laboratory skills common to modern laboratories.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Biological Sciences Master Program
At the successful completion of Master degreeof Biological Sciences, the student should be able to:
1. Apply advanced knowledge from a broad range of fundamental biological concepts and subjects, including cell biology, molecular genetics, evolution and ecology.
2. Conduct original research in a biological sub‐discipline, including the design of experiments with appropriate controls.
3. Solve potential problems arising from conducting scientific experiments of biological sciences.
4. Critique scientific articles and demonstrate critical thinking in evaluating the methodology and conclusions of scientific articles in biological sciences.
5. Demonstrate high skills in scientific writing and produce well-structured thesis and publishable scientific articles.
6. Apply high-standards of laboratory safety, and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
7. Demonstrate effectively and professionally teaching skills that promote the proper delivery of biological sciences concepts to different types of audience.
8. Display a professional commitment to ethical practices in teaching and conducting research in biological sciences.
9. Communicate effectively via oral and written presentations, and toshow skills of team- work.
10. Demonstrate commitment and interest in lifelong learning and in continuing education of biological sciences.
Intended Learning Outcomes ofDoctorateDegree of Biological Sciences Bachelor Program
At the successful completion ofDoctorateDegree of Biological Sciences, the student should be able to:
1. Elucidatethe current state of the discipline in their area of specialization (e.g., key theories and research practices in ecology, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics) as well as use advanced biological concepts to interpret, analyze, and solve biological problems.
2. Design experiments to answer or solve biological scientific problems.
3. Formulate a hypothesis and design, and conduct scientific research projects in biological sciences using appropriate tools and techniques within their focused area of study.
4. Demonstrate independent scientific critical thinking, and perform problem solving skills in research and teaching of biological sciences.
5. Interpret data of well-established experiments, and analyze information in literature of peer-reviewed journals.
6. Apply skills of statistics, data analysis tools, and proper scientific methodology in biological Sciences.
7. Produce well- structured thesis and publish scientific articles in high impact peer-reviewed journals.
8. Display a professional commitment to ethical practices in biological sciences research.
9. Demonstrate effectively and professionally teaching skills that promote the proper delivery of biological sciences concepts to different types of audience.
10. Develop skills of self-management and continuing professional development in careers of biological sciences.
11. Communicate effectively, and deliver ideas of science efficiently.