Welcome to UOB’s Faculty of Sciences. By opening our home page you have already expressed a desire to learn about science, and for that, you have come to the right place. FOS is an exciting forum where your questions about the mysteries of life from genes to ecosystems, the complexity of math from numbers to computer languages, and the intricacies of chemistry and physics from atoms to galaxies, are debated and answered. With its young and dynamic faculty and its vibrant students, rest assured that no effort will be spared to help you build your knowledge through critical thinking and develop the spirit of a life-long learner able to evaluate problems and devise creative solutions. Whether you choose to unravel the molecular secrets of nature or design the next generation of Windows, you will always learn problem-solving skills, which will be your key to success in diverse walks of life. These skills will be your tools for laying the foundation of a successful career, be it academia, industry, business, or simply raise a family, because studying in science is education in life.
FOS has built the strongest ties with its sister Faculties at UOB, and we are establishing similar bridges with other institutions both in Lebanon and abroad. Our dedicated faculty and staff prepare students for future success not only in our Science majors but also in other majors such as Engineering, Business and Social Sciences. From Math to Philosophy and from Chemistry to Linguistics, our students are well prepared for a world where various disciplines are more-than-ever interconnected. At the end of your undergraduate studies, you will have the option to embark immediately on a career, to engage in further graduate studies leading to MSc and PhD, to enroll in professional degrees such as Medicine and Pharmacy, or to become a certified expert in computer languages. Our ever expanding array of collaborations with other universities, government agencies and industry, are yet another asset to help you succeed in this rapidly changing world.
I invite you to explore the range of options we offer, and learn more about our exciting programs. It would be even better if you pay us a visit here on the beautiful hill of Balamand to meet our faculty, see our facilities and services, and experience the charming atmosphere of our modern campus.
Looking forward to welcoming you to Balamand.
Jihad Attieh, Ph.D.Dean