ABOUT BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT
The department of Biology and Biochemistry offers a four year program leading to a Bachelor Degree Biology as a single major, also it leading Biochemistry as a minor.
The requirements for the Bachelor's degree in Biology are a minimum of 128 credit hours. These include general University, Faculty and Departmental requirements. Before being admitting to the Department, students must complete faculty and most of the university requirements and secure the approval of the department on the basis of a cumulative average of 70% or above in the introductory biology courses 131, 111 and 241. The grade in each of these three courses should be above 65%.
These are courses that are required for all undergraduate students in the university. The courses are intended for social and cultural enrichment of students and amount approximately to twenty credit hours these courses are:
English 131 and 231, Arabic 135 and 136, Cultural studies 231, 232, Physical Education 120.
These courses are required for all students in the Faculty of Science. They generally consist of introductory courses in the basic disciplinary and amount approximately to 29 of the total requirements. These courses are:
Chemistry 131, 132, 111, 112, Physics 131, 132, 111, 112, Math 131, 132, Computer 132, and Biology 131, 111.
Biology as a single major: Students in this program must complete a minimum of 40 credit hours in Biology 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 341, 342, 345, 346, 411, 431, and 12 credit hours in Chemistry 211, 234, 241, and Biochemistry 311, 331. Beside 6 credit hours as Biology electives selected from : Biol 221, 334, 433, 435, 436, 437, 438 and Biochemistry 332.
Biochemistry Minor: Students in this program must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours in Biochemistry including: 311, 312, 331, 332, 413, 432, beside 6 credit elective hours selected from: Bioc 412, 434, 435, 438, Chem 336, 430, 433.
Free electives: In addition to the above requirements student must choose 21 credit hours according to their own inclinations outside th eir area of specialization.
Community work requirement: As part of graduation requirements, all students have to complete a minimum of 120 hours of community work.
Probation: A student admitted to the department of Biology and Biochemistry has to maintain a cumulative average of 70% or above in major courses beyond the intro ductory sequence. Failing that, the student is place on departmental probation. However, a student cannot be placed on probation for the first time before completing six credit hours in his major.
Dismissal:A student is dismissed from the department if placed on departmental probation for two consecutive semesters or for a total of three times. If the pr obation that will result in dismissal comes at the same time as the successful completion of all departmental requirements the student is given tow regular semesters in which to raise his average and graduate, otherwise dismissal ensues.
Readmission: If the cumulative average in the major courses at the time of dismissal is 65% or less, the dismissal is final. A dismissed student is given a writ ten notice indicating whether the dismissal is final or for at least one semester, in which case the department specifies the conditions and the courses that have to be passed for readmission.
Arabic is the official language of the University. However, English is used as the main language of instruction in many courses.
First Semester: September - January
Second Semester: February - June
Summer Session: July - August
Numbers preceding course titles are designated as course numbers. The first figure to the left indicates the level at which the course is given, the middle figure in dicates the credit hours assigned to that course. The last figure distinguishes that course from other courses in the same level and with the same number of credit hours.
The two numbers that appear in brackets (......) after course titles indicate the number of weekly class hours and weekly laboratory hours respectively.
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