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The Faculty of Science at Albaha University was established by Royal Decree No. 9682 / MB dated 5/8/1426 H. The work in the college began in the year1427 H to contribute effectively to the growth and expansion of the higher education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the fields of basic and applied sciences to meet the needs of the labor market in the governmental and private sectors. Currently, the Faculty of Science at Albaha University has advanced study programs to provide students with scientific and practical skills and knowledge with a focus on the use of modern technologies in four main departments: Biology, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

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Bachelor of Biology

Bachelor of Biology

Overview

The Biology department offers Bachelor degree of Science in Biology. The program provides many opportunities for careers in teaching, health, agricultural, industrial and environmental research centers. This program, also, enable students to continue their higher studies and research in different fields of life sciences.  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 133 credit hours, spread over eight semesters (four years of study). Courses include the university prerequisites, the faculty prerequisites, and major prerequisites and major Elective Courses. 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.

Objectives

  • Provide a high quality program in biological sciences and develop it to become the main source of biological science education in the Kingdom.
  • Graduating qualified students in the field of biology according to international standards.
  • Provide graduates with modern theories, and develop new skills and techniques in biology according to current and future needs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Preparation of students for postgraduate studies and scientific research in the field of biological sciences and related fields.
  • Provide students with sufficient basic academic, technical and vocational skills through which they can practice biology.
  • Enrich knowledge and contribute to scientific developments in biological sciences through scientific research and follow-up of new discoveries in biological sciences.

At the end of the program, the graduate will:

  • Have gained the specialist biology skills, techniques and methodologies.
  • Have gained hands-on experience of the major biology techniques.
  • Have gained a broad solid basic in biology.

Research Goals

To conduct research in the field of biology 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.

Community Service

The biology 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 biological sciences and environmental risk assessment. The department will give opportunities training employees in the various fields biological sciences and environmental risk assessment. 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.

Outcomes

  1. Know scientific research methods.
  2. Able to demonstrate the  methods used for conducting research project
  3. Analyze results.
  4. Discuss results.
  5. Writing a research project.
  6. Own the responsible for self-learning.
  7. Communicate effectively both in verbal and written form during educational discussions/ meetings on the various subjects of the course.
  8. Communicates effectively in educational situations related to the subjects of the course.

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Course Teaching

Strategies

Course Assessment

Methods

At the end of the course the student should be able to:

1.0

Knowledge

1.1

Know the methods of scientific research

  •  Lectures
  • Discussion and dialogue.

Discussion of the student in the graduation project

1.2

Describe  the steps to conduct a research project

  • Writing and submission of  the project
  • Discussing the student’s work in the graduation project.
  • Evaluation of report

2.0

Cognitive Skills

2.1

Analyze the results

  • Write and review the results
  • Discussing the student’s work in the graduation project.
  • Evaluation report

2.2

Discuss the results

  • Write and review the discussion
  • Project evaluation

2.3

Write research project

  • Review and discuss the student’s work in the project and submit it.
  • Project evaluation

3.0

Interpersonal Skills & Responsibility

3.1

Take responsibility for own learning and professional development

  • Working in small groups.
  • Participate in classroom and non-classroom activities
  • Self-education
  • Observation card to evaluate students' attitudes in different situations.
  •  Evaluation of individual and collective work.

4.0

Communication, Information Technology and Numerical Skills

4.1

Communicate effectively both in verbal and written form during educational discussions/ meetings  on the various  subjects of the course.

  • Research and survey

• Submission of the graduation project in time

5.0

Psychomotor skills (if any)

5.1

5.2

Potential Jobs

The program we offer in the department of biology is designed to provide the students with the professional skills they need to be successful and distinguished in their job. The career options in biological sciences are practically endless! However, the bachelor's degree in biology (B.Sc. in biology) opens up more opportunities. Those having a degree in biology have many career opportunities. The degree can be used to gain admittance to advanced degree programs (e.g., postgraduate studies). A bachelor's degree in biology is necessary to teach at the school  levels. There are a lot of work fields for graduates who obtained a B.Sc. in biology, including:

  • Ministry of Education

  • Ministry of Health.

  • Ministry of Agriculture, water and environment.

  • Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.

  • The specifications and standards Agency.

  • Medical Research Centers.

  • Pharmacy Research Centers.

  • Medical Laboratories.

  • Companies Specialized in Environmental Affairs & Risk assessment.

Companies Specializing in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Study Plan

COURSE SPECIFICATION

Level 1                                                           Level 2

Level 3                                                           Level 4

Level 5                                                           Level 6

Level 7                                                           Level 8