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College of Science

Our college was established in 1963.

The study in our college began in it with two scientific departments: (Department of Chemistry and Mathematics). In 1964, three other departments were created: Physics, Biology and Earth Sciences. Then the Department of Computer Science was added in 1983. The College has been providing the community with scientific cadres with different specializations in Chemistry, Physics. Mathematics, Biology, earth sciences, and computer sciences


A master’s study was developed in the Department of Chemistry and Life Sciences in 1968, then Physics in 1972, Earth Sciences and Mathematics in 1974, and Computers in 1989. Also, a doctoral study was introduced in 1978 in the Department of Chemistry, in 1989 in the Department of Biology, and in 1991 it was developed in the rest of the departments of the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Science awarded Bachelor’s degree in nine majors, namely chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, earth sciences, plants and animals, microbiology and computers.

The specializations in postgraduate studies/Master’s and Ph.D. studies also vary. Since its establishment, the number of graduates of the College of Science has reached 11,975 in preliminary studies, more than 880 graduates in master’s studies, and more than 153 graduates in Ph.D. The college had two departments of Mathematics and Computers. After the transfer of these two departments from the College of Science, the number of its departments became only four: Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences and Biology. Later on, two additional departments were established which are Biophysics as well as New and Renewable Energy. The College of Science is a member of the Scientific Association of Faculties of Science in the Association of Arab Universities.



Our Departments

Department of Life Sciences

The Department of Life Sciences at the University of Mosul was established in 1964.

The department’s objectives include:

  1. A comprehensive study of biological sciences, their applications, and their use in society from a theoretical and scientific point of view.
  2. Preparing scientific cadres at the primary and higher levels in the medical, health, agricultural, food, oil and pharmaceutical industries, and biological branches.
  3. Students of the department acquire scientific techniques in the use of equipment that can be used in their theoretical and applied studies.
  4. Providing students with applied academic information about biological sciences, in its various directions and specializations.
  5. Providing state institutions and the mixed and private sectors with primary and higher specialized cadres to work in this field.
  6. Research and study all that is new in the biological sciences and keep abreast of scientific developments in this field and include them within the established curricula

Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry was established in 1963.

The Department of Chemistry is the oldest department of the Faculty of Science. The first class of this department graduated in the academic year 1966-1967. The department was active since its inception in the field of scientific research. A number of researchers published many research papers in scientific journals. However, this activity focused and became more developed when starting postgraduate studies, as a master’s study was introduced in 1967-1968, and a doctoral study was introduced in the academic year 1985-1986, to witness a great scientific renaissance.The department includes six scientific specializations that include the branches of organic, inorganic, analytical, bio, physical and industrial chemistry. Advanced research projects have been approved that include these specializations. Some of them have a great relationship with the medical, pharmaceutical and industrial materials that our dear country needs at the present time. The number of published researches locally and internationally exceeded the limits of one thousand five hundred (1500) research work in various disciplines.The department’s lecturers were keen to exert more scientific and educational effort to raise the level of primary and higher studies in order to provide the community with graduates holding bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in various chemistry sciences who are qualified to work as researchers and lecturing staff in the various research and educational fields that keep pace with the scientific progress of chemistry and contribute to solving scientific problems that contribute to serving the development plan in the country. The department is currently witnessing a great renaissance in various fields in order to achieve a prominent position among the chemistry departments in Iraq so that it becomes one of the leading departments in the field of education and scientific research.



Department of Physics

The Department of Physics was established in 1964.

The first batch of graduates from the Physics Department graduated in 1964, and their number was 33.The number of Physics Department graduates since its establishment so far has reached 2802. The master’s study began in 1977, and the number of graduates from that date until now, with a master’s degree, has reached 376 and the doctoral study began in the Department of Physics in 1995, and the number of graduates has been 60 so far. 

The Department of Physics, the College of Science, is one of the important departments and has a high scientific standing and national value for years. During these long years and until now, the department and faculty members are still based on pioneering and supportive research and have made high contributions to raise the department’s reputation as one of the excellent institutions of higher education, in addition to giving a prominent educational and creative opportunity to many gifted and talented people.


The message: The Physics Department aspires to provide the best of scientific methods in teaching basic physics principles, both theoretical and experimental. The department devotes most of its time to maintaining the high level of education, scientific research and community service, which is positively reflected in the progress and advancement of this dear country.


Vision: The Physics Department aspires to be at the forefront of scientific departments, not only at the local level, but also at the global level, whether in terms of academic, teaching, scientific research and community service to support the progress and advancement of the country, as it keeps pace with everything that is new and useful for development in order to serve the community.


Objectives: The study programs in the department enable students to develop their talents and advanced scientific ideas and meet the needs of society and work centers in their various locations within the country, as well as preparing talented and outstanding students and sending them to complete their higher studies, as well as enabling technicians to join them in various courses to develop their scientific capabilities and keep up with everything that is new and useful for their work.




Department of Geology

The Department of Geology was established in 1964.

The Department of Geology is one of the scientific departments that established the College of Science since the middle of the last century, which provided all state institutions, without exception, with the leading scientific competencies in their field, which sought to promote the economic advancement of our country in terms of oil and mineral exploration, raw materials and water resources for investment to build a strong economy. The Department of Geology at the University of Mosul was established in 1964, and the number of students enrolled at that time was 12 students. The study began in the department in English, and the teachers were of European, American, Indian and Pakistani nationalities with various geological disciplines. The demand for students to enroll in the department increased, as their number reached 120 in 1974, and after 1970, Iraqi cadres began returning to the department after completing their studies abroad. In 1975, a master’s study was developed, followed by a doctorate in 1989. Thousands of researches completed their work in the department and many patents were registered. The number of postgraduate graduates (Masters and PhD) has reached 361 so far. 

The message:

The Department of Geology seeks to provide the country’s scientific community with qualified graduates who participate in the implementation of development plans and raising the levels of civilized progress at the academic and applied levels in the field of Earth Sciences.



Building a modern-style scientific department with advanced curricula and scientific cadres that match international standards, as well as striving to make the department’s building a scientific edifice with specialized and technically advanced scientific laboratories furnished with all modern scientific equipment and devices.



The importance of Earth sciences comes from the fact that it provides the requirements for human life, as each branch of geology has a strong connection with the aspects of industrial, agricultural, economic or service life. The primary interest of geologists is prospecting and exploration of natural resources, including oil, gas, coal, metallic and non-metallic ores, minerals, as well as water resources. It also helps geologists choose safe sites for large facilities such as dams and power stations, and the geologist tries to ward off the risks of natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcanoes by predicting them and participating in developing plans and measures necessary to reduce their human and material damage. The geologist provides the necessary information for the well-being of human societies, and as the scientist Karl Taylor said in 1938 (the geologist is the one who makes wealth through which useful resources can be discovered). The most important objectives can be summarized as follows: 

1 – Preliminary and higher teaching and conducting scientific, academic and applied research in the specializations of earth sciences.

2- Providing the scientific cadres necessary for the implementation of the plans of the geological governmental institutions.

3 – Preparing the department as an advisory interface for the projects of the state’s geological departments.

4 – Participation in the implementation of geological programs for the private and public sectors.

5 – Carrying out service projects in support of investment projects in the country.


The number of the department’s lecturers who hold a doctorate and master’s degree is (43) lecturers, (2 at the rank of professor), (10 at the rank of assistant professor), (17 at the rank of lecturer), (14 at the rank of assistant lecturer). They give a wide range of scientific specializations represented in geochemistry, sediments, fossils, stratigraphy, industrial, synthetic, hydrogeology and petroleum geology.


Department of Biophysics

The Department of Biophysics was established in 2011.

The biophysics department is the first department in Iraq and one of the few in the Middle East. 

The number of students who started studying in the first stage is 34 male and female students. They are the first batch of graduates of this department, who will graduate after four years of Studying with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Physics.

Among the tasks entrusted to this department is the graduation of students and cadres at a high level from the Scientific background Qualified for postgraduate studies and research towards the interpretation of non-biological phenomena discovered for having a scientific background in this field and superiorly compared to their peers Graduates of life sciences, physics, environment and others.

As well as the possibility of working in the field of genetic engineering and biotechnology that contribute to the production of clean energy and the improvement of the types of living organisms for their use In the food, pharmaceutical and environmental industries. Graduates can also work in hospitals institutions, health, research, environmental and pharmaceutical departments, as well as institutions Education, including higher education and scientific research.



Department of New and Renewable Energies

The Department of New and Renewable Energies was established in 2013.

The Department of New and Renewable Energies is one of the scientific departments of the College of Science at the University of Mosul. The duration of study is four years. The department awards a bachelor’s degree in energy sciences and renewable energies after the student is prepared scientifically and methodically that qualifies him to keep pace with technical progress in the field of scientific research and provide services to the public and private sectors.The department aims to introduce students to the types of green and clean energies that are an alternative to traditional energy. These energies include solar energy, wind energy, biomass energy, hydro energy and geothermal energy. Three batches of the department’s students have been graduated. The number of the department’s teaching staff, who hold a doctorate and master’s degree, is 21, and the number of employees is (5).


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