The University of Haifa Faculty of Natural Sciences offers two of Oranim’s most prestigious programs, which attract top students from across the nation. In the early years, respected and well-known researchers helped establish the two departments, that continue to draw leading researchers in their respective fields of expertise. Since 1973, the Department of Biology and Environment and the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science are part of the University of Haifa Faculty of Natural Sciences, which grants the B.Sc. degree. In addition, students may conveniently integrate studies for a teacher diploma at Oranim’s Faculty of Education. Among our graduates are many outstanding educators, lecturers, researchers, veterinarians/human health professionals and biotech and hi-tech professionals, who are in demand across
Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences (B.Sc.)
Chair: Prof. Eran Gefen
We believe in integrating classroom and laboratory instruction with hands-on fieldwork and research experience. Our B.Sc. program educates students in all aspects of biology, from the molecular level to whole organisms and ecosystems. The focus of the first year is acquiring a strong background in math, physics, chemistry and principles of biology, but our students also travel weekly to explore the fauna and flora of various habitats in Israel. During the second year, field courses accompany fundamental courses in biology (e.g. molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, ecology and physiology). The third year consists largely of elective courses to fit the students’ fields of interest and to prepare them for graduate studies.
Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science (B.Sc.)
Chair: Dr. Zohar Naor
The Department of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science offers a unique studying experience: obtaining a B.Sc./B.A. degree of the University of Haifa in a challenging yet supporting environment. Studying in small groups and enjoying direct interaction with faculty members who are leaders in their fields but are also very committed to the education of their students and to helping them become excellent scientists and educators. Graduates of our programs may continue to M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies in universities in Israel and abroad, find positions in the hi-tech industry or join the educational system as science, computer science, physics, and math teachers.