- Program Mission
The mission of the Department of Biology at The American University in Cairo is to provide its students the opportunity to explore life at all levels from the molecular to the environmental. The Department of Biology is committed to excellence in teaching and research to provide the integrative and conceptual foundations of life and biomedical sciences, implementing liberal arts education. The Department of Biology is strategically designed to train students to be independent learners, problem solvers, critical thinkers, and have them ready to contribute to society as responsible and ethical experts in their profession.
We continually strive to be among the best in all we do in teaching, research,
creative expression, service to our communities and service to each other
in our daily interactions.
We seek to treat all individuals with dignity and fairness and to promote understanding and respect for a diversity of perspectives, traditions and experiences.
We are committed to exploring the challenges that confront Egypt, the region and the world, by using our intellectual and creative capabilities to address these challenges, serve our communities, and have a positive and sustainable impact on development, business, the environment and society.
We believe that individuals are accountable for their actions, and, as members of a community, our individual actions have an impact on others. We are stronger as a community when we reflect on the consequences of our decisions and actions, and we uphold the principles of academic integrity, including fairness, accountability and honesty.
We believe that the pursuit of knowledge, understanding and personal and professional development should continue throughout one’s lifetime.
- Program Objectives
1) Provide students with a strong scientific foundation that will enable them to continuously advance in the biological field.
2) Enable students to use their analytical and laboratory skills in response to societal needs.
3) Enable students to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and work independently and professionally in teams.
4) Motivate students to continuously engage in development activities to keep their overall abilities up-to-date.
5) Help develop and enhance students’ leadership and professional qualities.
6) Prepare students for postgraduate studies and research in biology, and related areas.