The undergraduate program at AUC offers interested students a liberal education in biological sciences, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. The program provides graduates the broad background necessary in today’s job market and prepares them for graduate and professional schools.
Students with a B.Sc. 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 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 132 credits. Out of the 132 credits 33 credits are allocated for ‘Core Curriculum’, 46 credits for ‘Concentration Requirements’, 16 credits for ‘Biology Electives’, 28 credits for ‘Collateral Requirements’, and 9 credits for ‘General Electives’. Students can be granted a Concentration in Molecular and Cell Biology or Marine Biology concentration after completion of 16 credits from the required respective courses.
The Department of Biology offers a concentration in Marine Biology to provide students the opportunity to thoroughly study the marine resources and habitats of our planet, in particular those of Egypt (the Red Sea and the Mediterranean).
The Concentration in Marine Biology requires that students complete 16 credits from the following list of courses, as outlined below.
¹Only Molecular and Cell Biology selected topics and guided studies courses will be counted towards the concentration and requires advisor and chairs approval.
Students completing the requirements of Molecular and Cell Biology or Marine Biology Concentration will receive an official certificate endorsing successful completion of the B.Sc. in Biology- Molecular and Cell Biology or Marine Biology Concentration.