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Dean's Message

                In the name of Allah most compassionate, most merciful On behalf of faculty members, employees and student of the Colleges of Sciences at King Saud University, I would like to acknowledge you for visiting our website.  It is our great pleasure to welcome you and enlighten you about our website.The Faculty of Science is one of the oldest  and  largest  colleges at King Saud University comprising eight departments offering both undergraduate and graduate programs; serving more than three thousand students of the college in addition to its largest role in teaching basic sciences to students of other colleges of the university.

  During the last three years the College of Science had taken confident steps towards development and upgrading all undergraduates program to keep up with modern scientific achievement. These steps will improve the educational outcome in terms of students knowledge and experience required to compete in the labor market that will enable them to serve society effectively; the outstanding improvement enabled the college to achieve the academic accreditation for its fifteen academic programs from the German Accreditation Agency (ASIIN e.V) and to continue hard work to get the academic accreditation from the National Commission of Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA). Furthermore, the college's strategic plan is directed toward establishing an attractive cross-disciplinary academic program meet the needs of the national labor market.

Research is another bright side of our college; achieving first place at the university level in the excellence of the published ISI papers during the last year makes the college an active arm contributing to accomplish the vision of the university in global leadership. The college of science is committed to work continuously providing an adequate academic environment, conductive to our faculty achieving highest level of academic and research performance. Persuade faculty members on the scientific research by providing scientific equipment, overcoming obstacles; attract active scientist, and reviewing the performance of the contractor's faculty members.

 

The graduate studies is no doubt has an effective role in advancing scientific research and publication; Thus the attention  directed towards improving  graduate programs to meet the requirements of academic accreditation and to attract talented local and overseas students.

 

To complete the aspect of development administrative needs attention to activate the automation of administrative transaction and improve the efficiency of administrative staff by encouraging them to enroll in appropriate training courses.

 

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time to visit our website.

 

 

Dean of College of Science

Professor. Zaid Al Othman

About collage

            One of the oldest colleges at King Saud University, the College of Sciences was founded in 1378-1379 H. (corresponding to 1958/1959 A.D.) as the first scientific college in the Arabian Peninsula. It has ever since made great efforts to accompany the country's comprehensive progress in scientific, industrial and technological fields. Demands for the college were peerless and extended all expectations.

            Progress of the College of Sciences was not merely numerical; it was also a genuinely scientific progress that took into consideration escorting the scientific advancement in Basic Sciences; hence, possibilities available for both instructors and students have increased noticeably.  At the time when it was founded, the College of Sciences shared with the College of Arts the same building as well as the same lecture halls; its laboratories at the time did not exceed five in number, but now the College has its own independent building, the number of premises has gradually increased, and laboratories now number over seventy in different departments, in addition to many lecture halls and other academic premises.

            Since its foundation, the College of Sciences has gone a long way in its progress and development.  Indeed, the College is one of the educational institutions which provide the Kingdom with the required number of well-qualified graduates who will work in diverse academic and scientific fields such as universities, ministries, and companies. The College is also committed to giving its distinguished Saudi students grants to study abroad for Ph.D. degrees in order for them to join the faculty; many of them have indeed completed their studies and returned home to join different colleges of the university.

            Since the establishment of the College, thousands of qualified students have graduated in different areas of specialization.  The College has always prided itself on having designed in its teaching plans an essential scientific basis that enables students to acquire solid knowledge in their initial years of study and to gain advanced levels of knowledge of practical scientific nature in accordance with the student's area of specialization.  In some departments, students spend their final year of study doing practical courses, while others receive training in courses that require field or laboratory practice. This would provide students with a high-standard qualification that would qualify them to work in their fields of specialization efficiently or to pursue their higher studies.

            As concerns postgraduate studies, the College has taken gigantic steps in this field: all departments of the College offer Master degrees in various branches of science, and some departments also offer Ph. D. programs, as equipment and capabilities have reached a high level of excellence, and qualified faculty have also reached the required number.  It is worth noting that postgraduate research projects focus on topics that deal with development and community service; the results of those projects have been published in specialized local and international journals, and this has earned the College great academic reputation.  Many of the College's faculty took part in a number of local and international symposia and conferences and introduced their research projects which they had conducted in the college.  Moreover, the College continuously receives invitations to take part in international conferences, which boosts its academic prestige.
 

 

 Vision

 

To be a leader in basic science, its applications and culture to contribute to building the knowledge society.

 Mission

 

To offer study programs and developed research projects capable of providing society with knowledge and trained personnel through a stimulating environment for learning, creativity and scientific research with continuing quality to ensure optimal use of technology and general partnership.

 

 Values

 

Excellence

Excellence
  • Achieving excellence in higher education, scientific research and community service.

Research

Research
  •  The optimal use of resources and modern technology.

Competitiveness

Competitiveness
  •  Providing a stimulating environment administratively and academically.

Development

Development
  • Providing a stimulating environment administratively and academically..

Development

Development
  • Establishing effective partnerships locally and globally.

reinforcement

reinforcement
  • Enhancing the scientific culture and its activities, and to consolidate the philosophy of science

performance quality

performance quality
  • Developing and implement ways to ensure quality performance and output.