Dean's Message

Welcome! to the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences site at SQU, with nine undergraduates and eight postgraduate programs designed to help our students meet the challenges of the 21st century. This website serves as a gateway to the College and the University in general.

We are a strong, vibrant community of faculty, students and staff united around a shared passion for the natural world. We cover many disciplines –animal and veterinary sciences, crop science,; food science and nutrition, marine and fisheries science, natural resource economics and soil, water and agriculture engineering. In all of these fields, we offer a wide range of opportunities – inside and outside the classroom – for you to learn and explore. We value hands-on learning and provide many opportunities for undergraduate and graduate research, independent study, and community outreach and education. Our faculties are a rich resource committed to teaching, learning, research, and shared discovery. Our students enjoy the many benefits of a complete staff/faculty experience.

Over the years, the College has continued to evolve as the needs of Oman have changed and now encompasses a wide variety of programs that address our food system, protect our natural resources and the environment, improve the health and nutrition of our citizens and address the needs of individuals, families and communities. We are proud of our history and excited about our future – a future that we hope will help in developing a sustainable agricultural system and food security.

Students may pursue a four-year Bachelor of Science degree or two-year Master of Science degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences; Crop Sciences; Food Science and Nutrition; Marine and Fisheries Science; Natural Resource Economics and Soil, Water and Agriculture Engineering or three-year PhD degree in Crop Sciences; Food Science and Nutrition; Marine and Fisheries Science and Soil, Water and Agriculture Engineering.

The vision of the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences is to be one of the highest quality institutions that generates new knowledge, disseminates knowledge through the three academic functions of teaching, research, and outreach education; engages societal needs; provides leadership for problem solving; improves the quality of life for all people of the Sultanate of Oman and participates in global development. Our mission is to create a learning community in which students at all levels, and their faculty mentors, can engage in the pursuit of knowledge across and between a broad range of disciplines in agriculture, marine science and natural resource economics.

I invite you to explore our pages and its links, to ponder the facets of agriculture and marine science resources and their importance to our world.

Rashid Abdullah Al-Yahyai