Department of Science
School of Sciences and Engineering
Professors: A. Main (Unit Head), S. Zada
Assistant Professors: I. El-Darwish, C. Dustin, T. Quayle
Biology is the science that deals with the origin, history, characteristics, and habits of life. The approach in biology education is dynamic with an ever changing attempt to keep the basic programs current with the advances being made in the field. At AUC, as at many colleges and universities, there is a growing tendency to merge what had diverged into widely segregated fields: botany and zoology, classical and modern molecular approach, field and laboratory studies. Today, with recent advances in the fields of biomedicine, molecular biology, and genetics and the growing political interests in the environment and biodiversity, the discipline is growing with increasing opportunities in the job market (and in research grants) for well-trained biologists.
Bachelor of Science
The undergraduate program at AUC offers interested students a liberal education in biological sciences leading to a Bachelor of Science degree giving graduates the broad background necessary in today's job market or preparing them for graduate and professional schools.
Students with BS degree in biology are securing positions in the growing fields in industry and in academia. The recent advances in biology have created important new industries in genetic engineering, biomedicine, biotechnology, and pharmacology. Students with ambitions beyond the bachelor level are entering graduate schools (in classical and molecular biology) and professional schools (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine).
Students wishing to receive a bachelor of science degree in biology will be required to take a total of 130 credits:
Core Curriculum (40 credits)
The course selected for the natural science elective may also satisfy a collateral requirement.
Concentration Requirements (45 credits)