Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences

Degree Type
Bachelor

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Life Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences offers two tracks for students to choose from: Biological Sciences & Nanotechnology, and Environmental Sciences & Sustainability. The first two years are common for all tracks, and in the 3rd year students start taking courses that are specific for the track of their choice. Student also have access to a variety of advanced electives courses to choose from including cancer biology, forensic science, medicinal chemistry, bioinformatics, and special topics. The Life Sciences Program requires a total of 134 credit hours for completing the program. This includes general education requirement & elective courses (23 credits), college requirement courses (25 credits), program requirement courses (53 credits), track requirement courses (18 credits), program electives (15 credits), and summer internship (0 credits). Student who meets requirement conditions may take one or more graduate courses to fulfill program graduation requirements (maximum of nine credit-hours).

  • Any courses offered at Alfaisal
  • Transferred courses offered by other institutions (pre-approvals by CoS and SA are required)
Sub-Total Credits
6

1 course, 3 Credit Hours

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

*Any other Humanity & Social Sciences courses (FRE 101, GER 101, SPN 101, etc.)

Life Sciences 4-Year Study Plans

Choose one track:

Study Plan: Biological Sciences & Nanotechnology

Item #
Title
Credits
Humanity Course Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
19
Item #
Title
Credits
Free Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
20
Item #
Title
Credits
Advanced Prog. Elective I  +
3
Advanced Prog. Elective II  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
17

BIO 345: Track specific course

Item #
Title
Credits
Advanced Prog. Elective III  +
3
Advanced Prog. Elective IV  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
18

BIO 358, BIO 357: Track specific courses

Item #
Title
Credits
Free Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
12

Study Plan: Environmental Sciences & Sustainability

Item #
Title
Credits
Humanity Course Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
19
Item #
Title
Credits
Free Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
20
Item #
Title
Credits
Advanced Prog. Elective I  +
3
Advanced Prog. Elective II  +
3
Free Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
19

ENV 305: Track specific course

Item #
Title
Credits
Advanced Prog. Elective III  +
3
Advanced Prog. Elective IV  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

BIO 325, ENV 330: Track specific courses