The Department of Biological Sciences at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University was established in the year 2004 to be recognized as one of the premier pre-professionals, allied health, and environmental science departments in the South part 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. The total number of staff at present is 16, including 11 faculty members, and 5 laboratory technicians.
Staff of Department of Biological Sciences conduct research and offer teaching programs in the following area the origin and evolution of plants and animals, interactions between living organisms and their environment, mechanisms of embryonic development, the structure and function of the living cell, the molecular basis of inheritance, the biochemical and genetic basis. Our mission is to lead in understanding life, from molecules to cells, and organisms to ecosystems .The department makes every effort for excellence in teaching and research in the national and international level.
Chair of Department
Prof. Dr.Abdel Rahman Al-Tawaha (PhD. McGill University)