Undergraduate Program

The Department offers two undergraduate programs leading to bachelor’s degrees in Fundamental Chemistry and Applied Chemistry. The undergraduate curricula have been designed in accordance with international standards and practices. The curricula were developed to meet special needs of local prospective employers as well as the academic and research advances taking place in chemical sciences.

Program Objectives: 

  • To provide a broad foundation in chemistry that stresses on scientific reasoning and analytical problem solving perspectives.
  • To install a sense of enthusiasm in chemistry students about importance of chemistry in an industrial, economic, environmental and social context.
  • To expose the students to a wide range of experimental techniques using modern instrumentation.
  • To provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of chemical knowledge and practical skills that have a value in chemical and non-chemical employment.
  • To train graduates who can apply their knowledge and skills in analysis of works related to the fundamental areas of chemistry.
  • To provide students with a knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed for further studies in specialized areas of chemistry or multidisciplinary areas involving chemistry.
  • To equip individuals with the necessary skills and competencies to enable them to seek jobs and progress in their academic career.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of major concepts in all major disciplines of chemistry: analytical, inorganic, organic and physical.
  • Students will employ critical thinking and the scientific method to design, carry out, record and analyze the results of chemical experiments.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of appropriate instrumentation to collect and record data from chemical experiments.
  • Students will know and follow proper procedures and regulations for safe handling, use, and disposal of chemicals.
  • Students will demonstrate an awareness of the impact of chemistry on the environment, society, and other cultures outside the scientific community.
  • Students will be able to carry out scientific experiments as well as accurately record and analyze the results of such experiments.
  • Students will be skilled in problem solving, critical thinking and analytical reasoning as applied to scientific problems.
  • Students will be able to communicate the results of scientific work in oral, written and electronic formats to both scientists and the public at large.
  • Students will be able to explain why chemistry is an integral activity for addressing social, economic, and environmental problems.


CHEM 1071: General Chemistry for Engineering

CHEM 1100: Everyday Chemistry

CHEM 1200:الكيمياء لحياةٍ أفضل

CHEM 1300: Introduction to HSE

CHEM 2101: General Chemistry I

CHEM 2102: General Chemistry II

CHEM 2105: General Chemistry for Nursing

CHEM 2110: Chemistry for Medicine

CHEM 2350: Chemical Safety: protecting ourselves and our environment

CHEM 3310: Descript. Inorg. Chem.

CHEM 3311: Inorganic Chemistry I

CHEM 3322: Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 3324: Organic Chemistry

CHEM 3326: Applied Spectroscopy

CHEM 3333: Physical Chemistry 1

CHEM 3335: Physical Chemistry lab 1

CHEM 3341: Analytical Chemistry I

CHEM 3348: Intro Chem Inst Anal

CHEM 3350: Environmental Chemistry

CHEM 3391: Computers in Chemistry

CHEM 3420: Petroleum Chemistry


CHEM 4415: Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

CHEM 4422: Organic Chemistry-II

CHEM 4425: Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory

CHEM 4433: Physical Chemistry II (Quantum Chemistry)

CHEM 4435: Physical Chemistry Laboratory II

CHEM 4437: Electrochemistry


CHEM 4442: Instrumental Analysis

CHEM 4445: Forensic Chemistry

CHEM 4471: Industrial Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 5001: Industrial Placement

CHEM 5570: Polymer Chemistry

CHEM 5578: Quality Control and Assurance

CHEM 5591: Chemistry Seminar I

CHEM 6611: Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 6631: Topics in Physical Chemistry 

CHEM 6635:Special Topics in Physical Chemistry

CHEM 6641: Advanced Methods for Analytical Chemistry