Welcome Message from the Head of Department
On behalf of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, I would like to welcome you to the DBES’ website. Our department houses one of the most diverse faculty bodies found in any department in QU, this coupled with our outstanding personnel of both faculty and staff, high research activity, networking with various institutions at both national and international levels, and multiple undergraduate and graduate programs, leads to our department being a unique, desirable destination for both prospective students and faculty.
The DBES offers two undergraduate programs: BSc in Biology, and BSc in Environmental Science. The Biology program is currently only offered to female students, and is a general Biology program in which students complete the 120 credit hours (CH). The Environmental Science program is offered with one of two concentrations depending on the campus offering. For male students the Environmental Science program is offered with a concentration of Marine Science (125CH), while for female students the Environmental Science program is offered with a concentration of Biotechnology (126CH), both of which are accredited by CHESS.
The graduate programs offered by the DBES are of both Masters and Doctorate of Philosophy levels. The MSc in Environmental Science is a two year program that is also accredited by CHESS, and is offered as either full-time or part-time. The PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences is a full-time program offered in a choice of four concentrations: Cell & Molecular Biology, Environmental Science, Ecosystem & Marine Science, and Biotechnology.
The DBES is always looking for bright, enthusiastic, hard-working students to join the team of pioneers who can be leaders in the scientific community and enrich their respective scientific fields and most importantly, give back to Qatar and QU.