Biology and Biotechnology Curriculum

Total Credit Hours Required to Finish the Degree
( 131 Credit Hours ) as Follows:

University Requirements

Students must pass all of the following courses:

Course #

Course Name

Weekly Hours

Cr.

Hrs.

Prerequisite

Theoretical

Practical

000011110 COMMUNITY SERVICE 1 - 0 -
010610014 BEGINNING ENGLISH 3 - 0 -
010610024 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH 3 2 3 010610014
010610034 ADVANCED ENGLISH 3 2 3 010610024
040111001 ARABIC LANGUAGE 2 - 2 -
040511011 PALESTINIAN STUDIES 2 - 2 -
040521301 FUNDAMENTALS OF RESEARCH METHODS 2 - 2 010610034
110411000 COMPUTER SKILLS 2 - 2 -
  • Beginning English, Intermediate English, and Advanced English can be waived with a (TOEFL) score of 500 or above or depends on the score of the placement test.
  • Student must fulfill community service equivalent to at least 100 hours during their years of study at Arab American University.
Students must pass ( 8 ) credit hours from any of the following courses:

Course #

Course Name

Weekly Hours

Cr.

Hrs.

Prerequisite

Theoretical

Practical

010411001 HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION 2 - 2 -
020311001 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS 2 - 2 -
030111101 ISLAMIC CULTURE 2 - 2 -
030111122 LAW IN OUR LIFE 2 - 2 -
030121221 DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS 2 - 2 -
040211511 FRENCH LANGUAGE 2 - 2 -
040211712 GERMAN LANGUAGE 2 - 2 -
040213431 TURKISH LANGUAGE 2 - 2 -
040511052 ISRAELI & ZIONISM STUDIES I 2 - 2 -
040511053 JERUSALEM:CIVILIZATION AND HISTORY 2 - 2 -
040511061 ISRAELI & ZIONISM STUDIES II 2 - 2 040511052
040511081 HOME GARDENING 2 - 2 -
040511091 FINE ARTS 2 - 2 -
040511101 CURRENT WORLD ISSUES 2 - 2 -
040511121 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2 - 2 -
040511132 ELECTION AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION 2 - 2 -
040511133 THE PALESTINIAN PRISONERS MOVEMENT 2 - 2 -
040511211 ANTHROPOLOGY 2 - 2 -
040511311 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 2 - 2 -
040511321 SCIENCE,TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY 2 - 2 -
040511411 POLITICAL SCIENCES 2 - 2 -
040511421 CRITICAL THINKING 2 - 2 -
040511470 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY IN HEBREW 2 - 2 -
040511511 MODERN ARAB THOUGHT 2 - 2 -
040511521 ARCHEOLOGY 2 - 2 -
040511611 HEBREW LANGUAGE 2 - 2 -
040511621 CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS 2 - 2 -
050411001 ENERGY RESOURCES & USE 2 - 2 -
060411101 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 2 - 2 -
060411201 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 2 - 2 -
100112021 INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY 2 - 2 -
100311003 HUMAN & ENVIRONMENT 2 - 2 -
100411002 HISTORY OF SCIENCE 2 - 2 -
110111002 TECHNOLOGY IN OUR LIFE 2 - 2 -

Faculty Requirements

Students must pass all of the following courses:

Course #

Course Name

Weekly Hours

Cr.

Hrs.

Prerequisite

Theoretical

Practical

100111010 GENERAL PHYSICS I 3 - 3 -
100111051 GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I - 2 1 100111010
100211010 GENERAL BIOLOGY I 3 - 3 -
100211051 GENERAL BIOLOGY LAB I - 2 1 100211010
100311010 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 3 - 3 -
100311051 GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I - 2 1 100311010
100411010 CALCULUS I 3 - 3 -
100411020 CALCULUS II 3 - 3 100411010

Specialization Requirements

Students must pass all of the following courses:

Course #

Course Name

Weekly Hours

Cr.

Hrs.

Prerequisite

Theoretical

Practical

100211020 GENERAL BIOLOGY II 3 - 3 100211010
100211061 GENERAL BIOLOGY LAB II - 2 1 100211020
100212120 CELL BIOLOGY 2 - 2 100211010, 100211020
100212130 CELL BIOLOGY LAB - 2 1 100212120
100212210 GENETICS 3 3 4 100211010, 100211020
100212420 MICROBIOLOGY 3 2 4 100211010, 100211020
100212520 PLANT BIOLOGY 3 - 3 100211010, 100211020
100212530 PLANT BIOLOGY LAB - 3 1 100211061, 100212520, 100211051, 100212520
100212611 ANIMAL BIOLOGY 3 - 3 100211020
100212620 ANIMAL BIOLOGY LAB - 3 1 100211020, 100211061, 100212611
100213111 BIOCHEMISTRY I 3 - 3 100211020, 100312310, 100211010, 100312310
100213120 BIOCHEMISTRY I LAB - 2 1 100213111
100213311 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 3 - 3 100212210
100213571 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY & ANATOMY 3 - 3 100212611
100213590 IMMUNOLOGY 2 3 3 100212120
100213820 RECOMBINATION DNA TECHNOLOGY & GENETIC ENGINEERING 2 3 3 100213311
100213951 ANIMAL CELL CULTURE TECHNIQUES 6 - 2 100212120
100213960 PLANT CELL CULTURE TECHNIQUES 6 - 2 100212120
100214030 BIOTECHNOLOGY 3 - 3 100213311
100214930 SEMINAR 1 - 1 -
100214960 BIOINFORMATICS & COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY 6 - 2 100213311, 100412810, 110411000, 110411000
100311020 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 3 - 3 100311010
100311061 GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II - 2 1 100311020, 100311051
100312310 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY FOR NON CHEMISTRY STUDENTS 3 - 3 100311010, 100311020
100312320 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB FOR NON CHEMISTRY STUDENTS - 3 1 100311051, 100312310
100312621 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 3 - 3 100311020
100312650 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LAB - 3 1 100311061, 100312621
100412810 BIOSTATISTICS 3 - 3 -
Students must pass ( 21 ) credit hours from any of the following courses:

Course #

Course Name

Weekly Hours

Cr.

Hrs.

Prerequisite

Theoretical

Practical

060512230 DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY 3 3 4 100212420
060513251 MEDICAL PARASITOLOGY 3 3 4 100211020, 100211061, 100211010, 100211051
060513310 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY 3 3 4 100213111
100213410 MYCOLOGY 2 3 3 100212420
100213580 PLANT PHYSIOLOGY 3 3 4 100212520
100213630 DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY 3 - 3 100211020
100213710 ECOLOGY 3 - 3 100211020
100214020 BIOTECHNOLOGY II 3 - 3 100214030
100214111 BIOCHEMISTRY II 3 - 3 100213111
100214210 FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY 2 3 3 100214030
100214220 BIOTECHNOLOGY IN BIOLOGICAL CONTROL 3 - 3 100214030
100214230 GENETIC DIVERSITY & BIOTECHNOLOGY 3 - 3 100214030
100214410 VIROLOGY 3 - 3 100212420
100214430 TOXICOLOGY 3 3 4 100213590
100214610 ENDOCRINOLOGY 2 - 2 100212611
100214700 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY 3 - 3 -
100214740 EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY 3 - 3 100211020
100214820 ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2 - 2 100214030
100214840 INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2 - 2 100214030
100214860 AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 3 - 3 100214030
100214870 AQUACULTURE & AQUATIC BIOTECHNOLOGY 2 - 2 100214030
100214880 MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 3 - 3 100214030
100214890 TISSUE ENGINEERING 2 3 3 100213951
100214900 MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY LAB - 3 1 100214880
100214910 CURRENT ISSUES IN BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 1 - 1 -
100214920 MOLECULAR CELL PATHOLOGY 3 - 3 100212120, 100212130
100214950 BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS 3 - 1 -
100214970 ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOINFORMATICS 6 - 2 100214960
100214980 PLANT MOLECULAR GENETIC TECHNOLOGY 3 3 4 100214030
100214990 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OR TRAINING 3 - 3 -

Free Elective


Each student must pass ( 6 ) credit hours from any courses offered by the university NOT INCLUDING any of the following courses:

Course #

Course Name

Weekly Hours

Cr.

Hrs.

Theoretical

Practical

010411000 HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION 3 - 3
010411050 JERUSALEM:CIVILIZATION AND HISTORY 3 - 3
010610022 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH 3 2 2
020311000 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS 3 - 3
030111100 ISLAMIC CULTURE 3 - 3
030111121 LAW IN OUR LIFE 3 - 3
030111230 INTEGRITY,TRANSPARENCY, AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN FIGHTING CORRUPTION 3 - 3
030121220 DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS 3 - 3
040111000 ARABIC LANGUAGE 3 - 3
040211510 FRENCH LANGUAGE 3 - 3
040211711 GERMAN LANGUAGE 3 - 3
040213430 TURKISH LANGUAGE 3 - 3
040411009 NUTRITION & FOOD SECURITY 3 - 3
040511010 PALESTINIAN STUDIES 3 - 3
040511051 ISRAELI & ZIONISM STUDIES I 3 - 3
040511060 ISRAELI & ZIONISM STUDIES II 3 - 3
040511080 HOME GARDENING 3 - 3
040511090 FINE ARTS 3 - 3
040511100 CURRENT WORLD ISSUES 3 - 3
040511120 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 3 - 3
040511130 ELECTION AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION 3 - 3
040511131 THE PALESTINIAN PRISONERS MOVEMENT 3 - 3
040511210 ANTHROPOLOGY 3 - 3
040511310 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3 - 3
040511320 SCIENCE,TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY 3 - 3
040511410 POLITICAL SCIENCES 3 - 3
040511420 CRITICAL THINKING 3 - 3
040511510 MODERN ARAB THOUGHT 3 - 3
040511520 ARCHEOLOGY 3 - 3
040511610 HEBREW LANGUAGE ( for Bagrut Students ) 3 - 3
040511620 CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS 3 - 3
040521300 FUNDAMENTALS OF RESEARCH METHODS 3 - 3
050411000 ENERGY RESOURCES & USE 3 - 3
060411100 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3 - 3
060411200 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3 - 3
100111000 ASTRONOMY SCIENCE 3 - 3
100111620 PHYSICS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES 2 - 2
100112020 INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY 3 - 3
100211620 BIOLOGY FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES 2 - 2
100311000 HUMAN & ENVIRONMENT 3 - 3
100311620 CHEMISTRY FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES 2 - 2
100411000 HISTORY OF SCIENCE 3 - 3
110111001 TECHNOLOGY IN OUR LIFE 3 - 3
110411001 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS 3 - 3
110411009 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS 3 - 3