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Dr. Yousef Abu-zaitoon
PhD in biochemistry

The Biological Sciences Department at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University was established in the year 2004 to be recognized as one of the premier pre-professional, allied health, and environmental science departments in the South of Jordan. The Department offers bachelor's degree program (B.Sc.) in Biology. Teaching was commenced in the year 2004/5 with 26 students only. Currently there are about 210 students enrolled at the undergraduate level. The total number of staff at present is 18, including 11 faculty members, and 7 laboratory technicians.

Departmental facilities include Teaching laboratories (General Biology, Animal, Plant molecular biology, Biotechnology and Microbiology) are of a high standard, providing modern facilities and equipment for all our undergraduate students

The variety of courses offered in a flexible curriculum provides an opportunity for a wide range of experience in both animal and plant sciences. The offerings of this curriculum provide the student with a preparation for graduate and professional schools in fields ranging from molecular to field of Biology.

All features of our activity are highly rated in peer review. We will also make an effort to provide high quality general education experiences for our students in addition to excellent support courses for multiple programs across the colleges.

The department is devoted to increase its credit for excellence in teaching, research, and service in our region and beyond. As a department, we will build upon our current strengths and expertise and, when combined with the addition of highly qualified faculty and the expansion of our facilities, our department will grow to meet the demands and prospects that our institution's unique environment, development, and potential will provide. Graduates of our department will be recognized as excellent scholars and practitioners and we will constantly endeavor to enhance the placement of our graduates in high-profile, well-respected institutions.

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Department of Biological Sciences
 Faculty of Science
 Al-Hussein Bin Talal University
 P.O.Box 358, Um alsomaq, 11821, Amman

or P.O. Box 20, Ma'an, 71111, Jordan

 Office phone: +962-3-2179000 ext 7344
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