Number of vacancies in each Cohort (Last Updated: October 2022)

Cohorts 2016 - 2020 - JAN23

Cohorts 2021 - 2025 - JAN23

  • 2021 TOTAL INTAKE= 448
  • 2022 TOTAL INTAKE= 453
  • 2023 TOTAL INTAKE= 490

Assignment of Major

  1. Student applies for a major after fulfilling its requirements (Table 1).
  2. Application for choice of major happens twice a year (after the announcement of Spring and Fall results). Accordingly, vacancies for each major of each cohort are updated and announced to the students before the start of the application period.
  3. Student applies via the SQU portal → major selection. Application is open for three working days during which the student can edit and modify the requested majors.
  4. Student chooses three majors to be considered based on meeting the requirements as well as availability of seats allocated for each cohort.
  5. For each cohort, 30% of the allocated seats is offered for the first call of choice of major, then 50% for the second call and then finally remaining seats will be available to be assigned.
  6. The ADUGS office process the applications in three rounds. Students who are not accepted for the first choice will be considered for the second and third choices, consecutively.
  7. Once the processing is over, a list of the assigned students to the different majors is sent to the departmental member of the college choice of major committee (CCMC) for approval.
  8. On rare occasion and specifically when no more vacancies are available a major for a cohort, additional 1-2 students who meet all requirements are assigned to the major after approval of the concerned department and the CCMC.
  9. After approval, the ADUGS office updates student profile on the SIS website with the assigned major.
  10. The ADUGS office circulates an announcement informing students to check updates of their academic profile on SIS website.
  11. Within a week from the announcement, any student not satisfied with the assigned major sends an email to the ADUGS office (sci@student.squ.edu.om) to drop the assignment.

 

Table 1: Minimum requirements for choice of major process. For all majors

 

- Completing 3 introductory science courses (BIOL2101, CHEM2101, COMP2101, ERSC2101, MATH2107, PHYS2101and/or STAT1001)

- Having a minimum cGPA of 2.00

- Passing LANC2058 (or any equivalent LANC courses for transferred student)

 

Minimum departmental requirements

Biotechnology

C in BIOL2101 plus TWO introductory science courses

Environmental Biology

C in BIOL2101 plus TWO introductory science courses

Chemistry

C in CHEM2101, C in MATH2107 plus ONE introductory science course

Applied Chemistry

C in CHEM2101, C in PHYS2101, C in MATH2107

Computer Science

C in COMP2101 plus TWO introductory science courses

Earth Sciences

C in ERSC2101 plus TWO introductory science courses

Geophysics

C in ERSC2101, C in PHYS2101 plus ONE introductory science course

Mathematics

C in MATH2107 plus TWO introductory science courses

Statistics

C in STAT2101 plus TWO introductory science courses

Physics

C in PHYS2101 plus TWO introductory science courses

Medical Physics (Minor)

C in PHYS2101, C in BIOL2101 plus ONE introductory science course

 


Change of Major

  1. Student not satisfied with the previously assigned major can apply for a change of major.
  2. Application subjects to the availability of seats allocated for each cohort as well as fulfillment of the student of the requirements of the major (Table 1).
  3. Application for change of major happens twice a year and students apply online via a link activated for the process over three days and pre-announced to the students.
  4. The ADUGS office process the change of major applications once the assignment of majors for pre-major students is completed since they are given priority.