Why Study Biology?

Biology is the science that deals with the origin, history, characteristics, and habits of life. The approach in biology education is dynamic in an attempt to keep the basic programs current with the advances being made in the field. At AUC, as at many colleges and universities, there is a growing tendency to merge what had diverged into widely segregated fields: botany and zoology, classical and modern molecular approach, field and laboratory studies. 

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Academic Programs

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The Master of Science program in biotechnology provides postgraduate education to prepare students for a career in biotechnology through the construction of a firm foundation in the science and engineering of biotechnology and to provide an introduction to bio-entrepreneurship.

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The program offers interested students a liberal education in biological sciences, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. The program provides graduates the broad background necessary in today’s job market and prepares them for graduate and professional schools.

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The minor supplements the education of students in related disciplines including biometry, bioinformatics, biochemistry, biophysics, psychology and anthropology.

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Biology in Action

Faculty Members


Amina Soliman

Amina Soliman '14

Biology department alumnus Amina Soliman 2014, is working as a Senior Environmental Researcher at Environics for Management of Environmental System (Environmental Consultancy) in Egypt. It involves conducting environmental impact assessments for various projects.

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Nataly Naser Al Deen '13

Biology department alumnus, Nataly Naser AL Deen, graduated from The American University in Cairo in June 2013. She conducted her senior research project at Theodor Bilharz Research Institute, TBRI, on hepatocellular carcinoma.

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The Biology Program received the following accreditation

Related Links

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research.

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), developed and administered by the AAMC, is a standardized, multiple-choice examination created to help medical school admissions offices assess your problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.

American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

ASCB is an inclusive, international community of biologists studying the cell, the fundamental unit of life. We are dedicated to advancing scientific discovery, advocating sound research policies, improving education, promoting professional development, and increasing diversity in the scientific workforce.