The economic and technological developments of any society cannot be truly sustained without a strong scientific base supported by high standards of education. The College of Science was among the first Colleges to be established since the inception of United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). The College has five academic departments: Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry, Department of Geology, Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Physics. The College offers six B.Sc. programs in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Geology, Mathematical Sciences and Physics, five M.Sc. programs and an established PhD program.
The B.Sc. in Chemistry has been accredited by both the Canadian Society for Chemistry (2008) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (2011). The Department of Physics has officially initiated the accreditation process with the Institute of Physics – UK, while all programs offered at the COS are fully recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
The College is implementing the use of modern technologies in both teaching and learning through smart classroom technologies and the utilization of iPads. The College also emphasizes an environment of learning through the experiential nature of laboratory-based coursework and field practical instruction.
In addition to department laboratories, there are special purpose facilities such as the Nano-Physics Research Laboratory, Genomic Analysis and Microbial Studies Laboratory, Central Analytical Laboratory, Inorganic Geochemistry Laboratory, Geophysics and Seismic Laboratory, and the Museum of Living Resources and Geological Museum.
The language of instruction is English and the faculty focus on the quality of the learning experience for each student.