Environmental Science
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Credit hours (CH) for graduation: 126 CH for Environmental Science-Biotechnology, and 125 CH for Environmental Science- Marine Sciences

The Program for the B.Sc. in Environmental Science is the first program at Qatar. It was developed to address escalating issues and problems associated with the environment of Qatar, and the region, as well as imminent and consequential projected needs of stakeholders.  It is offered for female student in September 2008 and for male student in September 2009.

The Program in Environmental Science has 8 semester curriculum (4years), offered through principal participating departments in the three Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Law.  The curriculum consists of a set of compulsory “core” courses, and optional “tracks” that students follow for specialization in their particular area of interest. The two current tracks presented in the new curriculum are Biotechnology, and Marine Sciences.  A student, for example, could graduate with B.Sc. in Environmental Science-Biotechnology.


The program of Environmental Science strives to:

  • possess the fundamental knowledge of areas of environmental science.
  • be proficient in the current techniques used in environmental research. 
  • carry out basic and applied research in environmental science.
  • develop high levels of communication skills. 
  • current with advances in environmental science. 
  • be prepared for professional practice and to work in ethical manner with professional teams and to show professional development in their career.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Environmental Science major will be able to: 

PLO1: define and explain basic principles and concepts in different environments and ecosystems.
PLO2: explain the underlying causes for environmental degradation and conversation
PLO3: conduct experiments using modern laboratory techniques and analyze, evaluate and  interpret data.
PLO4: employ scientific approaches in interdisciplinary research in a  safe and ethical manner, and to be aware of risk assessment, health and safety regulations as well as environmental laws
PLO5: explain the human dimensions in their profession, including diverse social, cultural, economic, and international aspects.
PLO6: apply skilled delivery using verbal and written communication to convey environmental issues. 
PLO7: explain contemporary and emerging environmental issues.
PLO8: use techniques, skills and modern environmental tools  in integration with applying professional and ethical practice with multidisciplinary team in professional practice.