The College of Science at King Khalid University was established in 17–01–1976 as a branch of the College of Education at King Saud University in Abha. The establishment was based on the recommendation of the Supreme Committee for Education Policy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the chairmanship of the Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz (may Allah have mercy on him). At that time, College of Education was established with two departments, namely, Scientific Studies and Humanity Studies. The Department of Scientific Studies, the core of the current College of Science, offered two programs, namely, Bachelor of Education in Biology and Bachelor of Education in Physics. The first graduation batch of these two programs was in 1980. In 1977, two more programs were offered by College of Education, namely, Bachelor of Education in Chemistry and Bachelor of Education in Mathematics. The first graduation batch of Chemistry and Mathematics programs was in 1981. Thereafter, these four academic programs had been managed by four departments under the College of Education.
In 06–05–1998, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz (may Allah have mercy on him), announced the establishment of King Khalid University in Abha by merging the branches in the southern region, namely, the Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University branch and King Saud University branch. In 28–06–1999, the Royal approval was issued for the academic structure of the University (colleges, institutes, and supporting deanships). The College of Science, as part of the new academic structure, includes four departments, namely, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. In addition, the College of Science contains a number of research and educational centers and units.
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The College of Science consists of four scientific departments including Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. These departments offer the Bachelor of Science degree in their specialties and the Master of Science degree in their specialties as course-based and research-based programs. The College of Science is planning to offer distinct Ph.D. programs in the near future as well. In addition, the College of Science teaches a number of courses to students at the College of Engineering, College of Computer Science, and Colleges of health at the main campus in Abha.
The College of Science includes the Science and Technology Unit that represents the National Plan for Science and Technology and Innovation at King Khalid University, besides a research center that represents the Deanship of Scientific Research at the College of Science, the College of Engineering, and the corresponding college branches. The laboratories at the College of Science are well equipped with the latest cutting-edge technologies. In the near future, the Unit of Community Service, at the College of Science, will be launched to provide solutions and technical consultancy in the fields of industry, technology, environment, and health, and to serve the community in the southern region specifically and the Kingdom as a whole.
The College of Science combines a collection of well-qualified faculty members, lecturers, and teaching assistants with a number of technicians and administrative staff, who all contribute in the curriculum, noncurriculum, research, and community service activities. In addition, the College of Science keeps pace with the outstanding boom and paradigm shift experienced by King Khalid University like other universities in the Kingdom who are on their way towards international quality in academic and research outputs. Therefore, the Agency of Academic Development and Quality has been established to focus on developing all practices at the College of Science that include improvement in current academic plans, curricula, and the required infrastructure. In the light of the future direction of King Khalid University, the academic departments are in the process of developing new academic programs that meet labor market requirements and keep pace with scientific development and global technical. Recently, the College of Science has prepared a comprehensive strategy and an ambitious plan to occupy a prominent place among the college counterparts regionally and internationally in the field of education, learning, research, and community service. The aspirations of the College of Science employees are looking forward to serve excellency the strategic plans of the Kingdom toward community and knowledge-based economy.
May Allah grants success