Biological Sciences students at CMU-Q do more than study science: they learn to follow their curiosity, explore hypotheses, and contribute in a meaningful way as young scientists and researchers.
Students will receive rigorous training in biology while building a strong foundation in all of the natural sciences. They study biology at the macro and micro scales, focusing on five core areas:
- Genetics and molecular biology
- Biochemistry and biophysics
- Cell and developmental biology
- Computational biology
Students also choose electives in biology, humanities, social science and fine arts, shaping their degree programs according to their unique interests and goals.
Most of our students participate in research during their undergraduate years, often in labs within CMU-Q, in summer research programs or on their own independent projects.
What will I do with my degree?
Many biological sciences graduates pursue careers in research science in academic, government, biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry laboratories. Others work in the fields of health, forensics, law and education.
Students may choose to pursue graduate studies in a variety of areas such as science, public health, law or business. A degree in biological sciences provides excellent preparation for medical school.
Biological sciences grads are across Qatar and around the world.
“CMU-Q has such a big emphasis on molecular biology, that really gave me an advantage when I was in grad school. Even now as a practicing genetic counselor, it’s those concepts from undergrad that help me think critically.”
Students at CMU-Q have many opportunities to engage in research: they have the option of a senior thesis project, independent study guided by a faculty mentor, and summer research opportunities in a variety of laboratories within Carnegie Mellon University and Education City.Learn more
Biological sciences students at CMU-Q can choose from an extensive slate of academic enrichment opportunities that enhance their work in the classroom.Learn more
Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences courses include mandatory and elective classes in a wide range of academic areas, including Arabic studies, chemistry, English, history, math, psychology and physics.Learn more
Meet the Faculty
Nesrine AffaraAssistant Teaching Professor, Biological Sciences
Mohamed BouaouinaAssociate Area Head, Biological Sciences
Associate Teaching Professor, Biological Sciences