Basic Sciences

Field Description:

This field is crucial to many industries and research institutes; as it is the main source of top quality experts who have a backgrounds in different sub-disciplines such as electronics, physics, chemistry, materials science, biotechnology.

Students in this field learn various scientific aspects; such as:

  • Developing scientific approaches that meet community needs considering economic, environmental, social, ethical, and safety requirements.
  • Utilizing scientific facts and theories to analyze and interpret practical data.
  • Collecting, analyzing, and presenting data using appropriate techniques.

Graduates can choose to work in a variety of industries:

  • Automobile industry and aviation industry.
  • Electronics and semiconductors industry.
  • Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Energy production.
  • Biotechnology.
  • Healthcare, including diagnosis and treatment.
  • Academic research.
  • Military security and national security.
  • Wireless frequency (RF) and major instrumentation industries, such as the electronic radar industry in self-driving vehicles.
  • Sports equipment.
  • Project management and Entrepreneurship, through separate companies. 

Nanoscience and Technology Program

Nanoscience is the study of materials, phenomena, properties, and applications at the smallest length scale at which we can control matter. 

Nanoscience and nanotechnology come at the forefront of modern research; the rapidly growing economy and investments in this field requires experts who have outstanding scientific knowledge.

Currently, there is a shortage of qualified specialists in the technological fields, that’s why studying nanoscience and nanotechnology can lead to an international career, as it is a major need at most companies worldwide.

Molecular Biotechnology Program

Molecular biotechnology is the use of laboratory techniques to study and modify nucleic acids and proteins for applications in various areas such as: human and animal health, agriculture, and environment. 

The science of molecular biotechnology arises from the convergence of several areas of research, such as molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics and cell biology. The program is concerned with using laboratory techniques to study and modify nucleic acids and proteins, and their applications in areas such as human and animal health, agriculture and the environment. It is predicted that every aspect of our lives will be affected in the coming decades by this dynamic field.

While technology generally aims to create tools for human empowerment, biotechnology aims to change the human beings themselves, to better fit the world. 

Graduates can work in research centers, pharmaceutical and vaccines companies and in the fields of agriculture development and water purification.

Petroleum and Mining Geology Program

The program provides a solid foundation in geosciences, and due to GU’s strategic location, it offers special opportunities in field trainings. 

Students studying this program will learn basic concepts and techniques through research, in an environment that encourages the development of professionals with social, cultural and human sensitivity as well as deep ethical values.

Regardless of whether the ground has reached peak oil or not, it is still a competitive market in this area. About 150 years since we began using fossil fuels in large quantities, the petrochemical industry needs to be more efficient in locating and handling fossil fuels. This is the role of this program’s graduates; petroleum geologists.