BSc in Environmental Science


Program Description

The B.Sc. in Environmental Science is an accredited and the first program of its kind in Qatar. It is developed to address escalating issues and problems associated with the environment of Qatar, and the region.

The Program provides the students with fundamental knowledge of areas of environmental science. It also prepares the student to be proficient in current techniques used in environmental research. The student will be able to carry out basic and applied research in environmental science. Also, will develop a high level of communication skills. It is specifically designed to address issues and problems that are relevant to the region, searching for long term solutions.

The program has two concentrations: Biotechnology and Marine science.

One of the main objectives of the program is researching in an ethical manner, keeping in mind risks and complications that the researcher might face, which works towards Qatar reaching the goals of the 2030 vision. The program is available for males and females.



Admission requirements vary based on the application type (new, transfer, visiting, or non-degree applicants). Please contact us for further information about admission requirements.


Graduates of the Environmental Science program are able to address the imminent and consequential projected needs of stakeholders in Qatar as well as the global market. Graduates are presented with job opportunities in government agencies, non-governmental organizations, industry, and private sectors.

The Environmental Science program allows its graduates to be able to be employed in a wide range of fields that include but are not limited to Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Protection (Conservation Management), Environmental Control, Environmental Risk Management Urban and Environmental Planning, Marine EnvironmentalScience, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Technology, Marine Biology, Water Resource(s) (Management), Environmental Analysis and Monitoring and Research in either Biotechnology or Marine Sciences.

Employment Options

  • Ministry of Environment
  • Environmental Studies Center
  • Industry (Qatar Petroleum, Ras Gas, Shell, and others)
  • Ministry of Municipal and Urban planning
  • Kahrama
  • Research Labs
  • Qatar University
  • Qatar Foundation
  • Supreme Council of Health
  • Teaching at both school and college/university levels


The mission of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Qatar is to promote and contribute to the development and dissemination of basic and applied biological and environmental knowledge through high-quality teaching, research, and community services programs.

The department aims to:

  • Develop an understanding of the principles of biological and environmental sciences.
  • Provide students with intensive laboratory and field experiences.
  • Carry out basic and applied research in biological and environmental sciences.
  • Enhance student’s abilities to communicate effectively on biological and environmental issues.
  • Up to date with advances in biological and environmental science.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and other organizations to tackle biological and environmental issues.

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center provides counseling, training, and professional development services and helps to prepare students to engage and compete for the best career opportunities. It specializes in providing QU students with student employment during their study at QU. Additionally; the Center assists students with sponsorship, internship, and full-time job opportunities and provides numerous career-related resources, programs, and activities.

The Career Development Center at Qatar University shall be the benchmark of Career Services in the region and generate the future leaders of the Qatar National Vision 2030 by helping our students and alumni realize their career dreams.

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

QU is committed to providing high-quality education in areas of national priority. Underpinning this commitment is the goal to align its colleges, programs, and courses with established international ... Read More

QU is committed to providing high-quality education in areas of national priority. Underpinning this commitment is the goal to align its colleges, programs, and courses with established international standards and best practices. As a result, QU has been successful in its accreditation initiatives, earning the endorsement of numerous leading international accrediting bodies. Read less