The Scientific Council was established in accordance to Article 28 of the law of Higher Education Council and Universities. The beginning of the Scientific Council at Al-Baha University was in the academic year 1430 - 1431 AH, where the council hold the first meeting of the first session. The Scientific Council supervises the scientific affairs of faculty members and research, academic studies and publishing affairs. The Scientific Council shall meet at the invitation of its President at least once a month. The meetings of the Council shall not be valid unless attended by at least two thirds of its members.
The decisions of the Scientific Council shall be issued by an absolute majority of the votes of those present. If the votes are equally divided, the side in which the President shall prevail. The decisions of the council shall be considered effective unless there is an objection from the Rector within fifteen days from the date that he received them. If he objects, he shall return it to the Scientific Council together with his point of view for further study. If the Council remains on its opinion, the resolutions objected thereto shall be transmitted to the University Council and shall be considered in an ordinary or extraordinary session. The Council of the University may ratify, amend or cancel the decisions and its decision thereon is final.