Welcome to the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences.
In an ever-changing world, we aim to equip our students with the skills required to improve the lives of people and the health of our planet. Our programs align with the global mission to transform our world and advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals, as adopted by the United Nations. These goals aim to mobilize global efforts to end poverty, foster peace and protect the planet. Through the multidisciplinary expertise of our highly qualified faculty and staff, our Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences leverages the many strengths of these disciplines in research and teaching, to foster sustained future growth in all areas.|-BREAK-|
To achieve this, we offer programs in biology, chemistry and environmental sciences, as well as a pre-med track for those interested in pursuing a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree according to the North American Model of medical education.
We welcome students from the UAE and around the world to apply to our innovative degree programs. We look forward to sharing our enthusiasm with you and working collaboratively towards solving global challenges.
Join one of our programs to enhance people’s quality of life, innovate life-improving technologies, protect the environment, and contribute to a better world.
Amin F. Majdalawieh, PhD
Head of Department
The Chemistry Building (CHM), which hosts the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, was recently remodeled and refurbished with state-of-the-art labs and facilities including seven labs for undergraduate lab courses and five labs for research and instruments.
Faculty in our department also have access to advanced research instruments in the Materials Science and Engineering Lab (such as SEM-EDX, AFM and DSC) and Biomedical Engineering lab (such as inverted fluorescence microscope).
(Video courtesy of Sharjah Government Media Bureau)
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of American University of Sharjah (AUS), inaugurates new chemistry, biology, and environmental sciences laboratories in the AUS College of Arts and Sciences.
(Video courtesy of UAE Pavilion and Assemble Films)
Dr. Oussama El Kadri is a professor of Chemistry at the Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences Department of the College of Arts and Sciences. He is an innovator and here he talks about his research on Porous Organic Polymers, a new technology that can help absorb CO2 and other toxic gases from fossil fuels to make the use of fossil fuels safer.
Alumni from the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences are making a name for themselves in leading organizations in the Middle East and around the world.
SEE WHERE OUR ALUMNI ARE HAVING AN IMPACT.
Baxter International Inc.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Environment and Protected Areas Authority
Health Services Laboratories
International School of Choueifat
Weill Cornell Medicine
Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)
International Flavors and Fragrances
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Liwa International School
UAE Minstry of Education
University of Basel, Switzerland
University of California, Riverside
Virginia Commonwealth University
Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO)
Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC)
Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
Emirates Environmental Group
Emirates Wildlife Society (WWF)
Parsons Overseas Limited
Petrofac International Ltd.