Bachelor of Science in Biology

General

Program Description

The program in Biology is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in biological sciences, after which they can major in one of three concentrations: cellular and molecular biology, general biology, or ecological and environmental biology. The Department of Biology emphasizes early students’ involvement in the learning environment, to ensure a solid foundation of their theoretical and practical skills. Students are exposed to diverse methods of biological analyses in all three major areas. The program aims at graduating students who are intellectually apt and technically wise, as to provide biological solutions to current major challenges of everyday life.

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Program Objectives

  • Develop proficiency of basic concepts in cellular and molecular biology, ecology and environmental sciences, and general biology.
  • Foster teamwork and improve oral and communication skills.
  • Foster a student-oriented research program that results in professional publications.
  • Embrace student-oriented teaching methods that nurture critical thinking abilities and apply their knowledge to solve theoretical and empirical real-life problems.
  • Prepare students for future job markets and careers.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Explain major biological concepts.
  • Solve and criticize practical and theoretical problems in biology.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Conduct safe and ethical biological lab experiments, data analysis, and interpretation of results.
  • Demonstrate research competence including analysis of scientific literature and adherence to professional standards.
  • Work effectively both independently and in a team.
Last updated May 2020

About the School

The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling approximately 13,900 students, with more than 900 faculty and 65,000 alumni holding key positions ... Read More

The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling approximately 13,900 students, with more than 900 faculty and 65,000 alumni holding key positions in government, industry, commerce, and all business areas throughout the region. Read less