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Bachelor of Science in Biology | American University of Sharjah

Bachelor of Science in Biology

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Do you want to learn the secrets of life?

If you are interested in life and living things, then a Bachelor of Science in Biology (BSB) at AUS would be a great way to start your professional career. In the BSB program, students will receive training in a variety of sub-disciplines including (but not limited to): genetics and molecular biology, microbiology, cell biology, anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, immunology, pharmacology, disease prevention, marine biology, ecology, and others. Our department is equipped with advanced laboratory facilities offering students the proper tools to excel and become leaders in their chosen fields. Courses offer different learning methodologies from traditional classroom instruction to innovative laboratory experiments, field trips, independent study, and senior research projects. Our dedicated faculty members are keen to offer comprehensive advising on coursework and future career options.

Graduates with a BSB degree can choose from numerous career options including: medicine and medicine-related professions, medical laboratory technology, public health, science education and teaching, further graduate studies, research, pharmaceutical industry, governmental agencies, biotechnology, wildlife management, and much more.

Premedical Studies Preparation

AUS offers premedical studies (premed) courses that conform to the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) requirements. For students seeking careers in medicine, the department offers MCAT advice on enhancing their medical school admission prospects. AUS has premed memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanese American University (LAU) and University of Balamand. AUS graduates in any discipline, including science, engineering, business, arts and the humanities, can now apply to the medical schools of these universities, provided they have completed specified premed science requirements. Successful applicants must also meet minimum admission criteria in terms of major GPA, cumulative GPA, and MCAT and interview scores. In recognition of the shared values and goals with AUS, these universities evaluate AUS applicants as graduates from a “sister” university.

Upon graduation, our students will be able to:

  • Participate effectively in practical, experience-based learning, through conferences, field experiences, workshops and independent research projects
  • Apply technologies and continue to develop proficiencies in the use of modern scientific instrumentation
  • Identify and carry out thoughtful approaches to biology-related problems, understand ethical issues, and analyze biological threats to the environment
  • Define simple research tasks, carry them out and use appropriate statistical analysis in the treatment of data
  • Develop competence in critical thinking, communications, teamwork, information technology and adaptation to change
  • Produce written and oral reports in the style most commonly used in scientific literature
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of various molecular, cell and ecological techniques, instruments and equipment
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