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Faculty of Science and Arts in Qilwah

The Faculty of Sciences & Arts - Qilwah was founded in April 2012, under decree no. A/1196 by the Ministry of Higher Education. When inaugurated, the Faculty comprised of five departments: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and English Language. Apart from these, there were also three branches: Islamic Studies, Arabic Language and Computers & Information Technology which belong to the Faculty of Sciences & Arts - Almikhwah. The Faculty has been established in order to implement a number of principles in the district. These include providing equal opportunities, achieving justice between cities, providing training and learning opportunities for the people of Albaha region, and meeting the growing needs of graduates of the high school in the region.

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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Bachelor of Chemistry


The program provides many opportunities for careers in teaching, industry, environmental organizations and others.  In addition, it prepares students for graduate studies in chemistry and other related fields.

The study plan for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, meets the minimum requirements for professional chemists as defined by the American Chemical Society (ACS).  In tailoring the curriculum, the department was guided by the academic accreditation requirements, the standards of the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA) and according to the national qualifications framework for higher education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With the possibility of continuous improvement of curricula and study plans so as to respond to the expected changes that may occur in the world.

The study Plan is designed to contain 132 credit hours, spread over eight semesters (four years of study). Courses include the university requirements, the department general requirements and major requirements. The curriculum and the study plan meet the minimum requirements for professionals’ chemists and prepares graduates to become qualified chemistry practitioners specialists and prepares them for success in competitive business environments.  In this program, students gain broad foundational skills in chemistry. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the foundation for postgraduate studies in all branches of chemistry and other related sciences.


At the end of the program, the graduate will:

  • Have gained the specialist chemistry skills, techniques and methodologies.

  • Have gained hands-on experience of the major chemistry techniques.

  • Have gained a broad solid foundation in Chemistry.

  1. Research Goals

To conduct research in the field of Chemistry  that contributes directly to the Department’s role in providing education to our students, encourages the intellectual development of faculty, and meets the needs of the local and international chemical industry and academic communities.

  1. Community Service

The Chemistry Department responds to the educational needs required by the community in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and contributing to the community service activities through consultation and professional services in the field of Chemistry and chemical analysis. The department will give opportunities for industrial and service institutions to train their employees in the various fields of chemistry and chemical analysis. The department will provide training programs and lectures that help individuals in the private and public sectors  to update and refresh their information . As well as the department will work on the organization of conferences, training courses and programs that serve the Saudi society.


By the end of this program the student will be able to:

  • Know the concepts, foundations, laws, chemical theories and their applications in different branches of chemistry
  • Know the concepts, foundations, laws, chemical theories and their applications in different branches of chemistry
  • Explains the properties of the chemical compounds and the mechanics of their reactions and methods of chemical, statistical and computer analysis.
  • Defines the principles and basics of chemistry and its applications in different fields.

Potential Jobs

The program we offer in the department of chemistry is designed to provide the students with the professional skills they need to be successful and distinguished in their job.

The career options in chemistry are practically endless! However, the bachelor's degree in chemistry (BSc. Chem.) opens up more opportunities. The market for chemistry specialists is increasing day-by-day in addition to salaries too. Those having a degree in chemistry have many career opportunities. The degree can be used to gain admittance to advanced degree programs (e.g., postgraduate studies). With the bachelor's degree, you can get a bench job, which would allow you to run equipment and prepare chemicals. A bachelor's degree in chemistry or education (with a lot of chemistry) is necessary to teach at the school  level. Some of the career options related to chemistry:

  • Chemistry school teacher
  • Chemical analyst in different industries.

  • Chemical sales

  • Environmental agencies

  • Chemical consultation

  • Perfume Industry

  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Fertilizers Industry

  • Plastics Industry and Polymer Industry

  • R&D Management

This list isn't complete. You can work chemistry into any industrial, educational, scientific, or governmental field. Chemistry is a very versatile science. Mastery of chemistry is associated with excellent analytical and mathematical skills. Students of chemistry are able to solve problems and think things through. These skills are useful for any job!

Study Plan

Study Plan of Chemistry

Course specification

Level 1                                                           Level 2

Level 3                                                           Level 4

Level 5                                                           Level 6

Level 7                                                           Level 8