Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University


- 2019/10/04

The Department of Biology was one of three divisions in the Section of Science, which was inaugurated since the college was established, to be responsible for the development of primary and middle school teachers who obtain Diploma of the Institute of Teacher Preparation. It also received high school students (Science Section).

In the beginning, the study was for two years, after which the student graduates with an Intermediate College Diploma "Science discipline". By the inauguration of the Center for Science and Mathematics, the department began granting the Center's Diploma in Science and Mathematics (Science discipline) "Biology Division." That Diploma qualifies graduates to teach in intermediate stage.

In 1409 AH, the Bachelor program began, and the period of study in the department has become four years, after which the student graduates with Bachelor's degree in Science "Biology Division."

In 1422 AH, the Science Path Program "Biology Division" began in order to graduate intermediate school science teachers. Admission to the Science Department at the primary level stopped afterwards.

In 1425 AH, the three divisions of the Department of Science (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) separated from each others, and the students started graduation from the Department of Biology with a Bachelor of Biology with an educational preparation for secondary and preparatory stages.


 To be a distinct academic and research department on the local and international levels


To graduate national academic personnel, distinct on the scientific, practical and research levels, to meet work environment requirements and develop the community according to academic programs and attracting educational environment in biology.  

Strategic Objectives:

  1. To graduate national academic personnel able to encounter the challenges of work environment.
  2. To develop and update the postgraduate programs, and take an interest in the bachelor’s programs, which are considered as part of life sciences.
  3. To achieve excellence in scientific research.
  4. To improve the role of the department in community service.


  • Maintaining our Islamic beliefs and praiseworthy customs.
  • Balanced construction of student's knowledge and behavior, bowing to the confidence borne by the teacher and the duty entrusted to us as Muslims.
  • Creating a research background that qualifies the student to participate in the labor market within the fields of biotechnology and institutions dealing with the areas of the environment, and enable him/her to continue his/her research studies in the fields of biotechnology and the environment.
  • Apply ethics of education and learning.