Can I audit a class?
You have to register to audit a class, but keep in mind that audited courses do not fulfill degree requirements. Major courses may not be audited.
Can I take a course without taking the course’s required prerequisite?
No, you should have taken the prerequisite prior to registering for the course.
How do I meet with my academic advisor?
Every student will be assigned an Academic Advisor. You can meet with your academic advisor by simply sending your advisor an email requesting an online appointment session. In addition, the Department of Biology and Department of Information Technology will each be holding a general academic advising session for enrolled students. These sessions will be announced to students via Microsoft Teams.
How do I withdraw from a class?
Students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor and the course instructor before taking any action. Withdrawal from a course can have adverse effects on your
How easy it is to change my concentration?
You can change your concentration in consultation with your academic advisor, and then fill out and submit the proper form.
How often is academic advising scheduled?
Academic advising takes place at the beginning of every semester. Academic advisors are always available for private sessions with advisees.
What will the Biology be like? Can I talk to someone to understand further?
A.1) The Bachelor of Science in Biology is designed as a pre-med program with an Emphasis on healthcare that prepares you for medical studies. In addition to core experiences and knowledge needed for successfully applying to medical schools, the Bachelor of Science in Biology has additional healthcare dimensions, for example an appreciation of the history of medical thought and the tools to effectively communicate in different languages. The Biology program also offers a Minor degree in Information Technology, which is a powerful combination that serves as a doorway to many future careers.
A.2) Yes you can talk to your academic advisor by requesting an academic advising session via email. The academic advising session will be conducted on Microsoft Teams.
What will the IT be like? Can I talk to someone to understand further?
"A.1) The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (IT) lies at the intersection between computer science, information technology and cybersecurity: three key fields in today’s demanding job market.
o Nationally, the SGUB IT program is the first and only program designed to offer an Emphasis in Health Informatics and/or a minor in Biology; this unique educational opportunity gives students a highly competitive edge to meet the demands of the many anticipated IT jobs in the local and regional healthcare industry.
o If you are interested in emerging technologies, desire interaction and leadership, want to be challenged, make a difference, and succeed, then our IT program is for you!
A.2) Yes you can talk to your academic advisor by requesting an academic advising session via email. The academic advising session will be conducted on Microsoft Teams."
How will final exams be given?
Your Final exam will be conducted on Campus; but rest assured that SGUB will apply all of the required measures as recommended by the World Health Organization and the Lebanese Ministry of Health to ensure your safety.
What assessment methods are used?
What grading system does SGUB use?
The SGUB grading system uses letter grades. Each grade is assigned 'Quality Points' with its corresponding numerical value.
Will my grades be affected if I cannot participate in classes due to COVID-19 self-isolation?
Classes will be held online so you can attend our classes from the comfort and safety of your home.
Are SGUB classes lecture or discussion-based?
Science Technology and Math Classes are more often then not a mix of traditional and discussion-based lectures. The discussion based approach focuses on the incorporation of active learning practices to fully engage students.
How many students (Capacity) in a class?
The capacity in a class is 30 students.
When do Classes for the Fall 2021 semester begin?
The Fall 2021 classes begin on October 4, 2021.
Are most of your classes taught by professors?
All of the classes are taught by faculty members who have significant experience in teaching and learning.
Is it possible to get to know my professors?
The Department of Biology and Department of Information Technology will hold separate online Academic advising sessions. You should attend the sessions and meet your professors.
What percentage of faculty members teach undergraduates?
All of the faculty members in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will directly engage students in courses.
Are your programs 3 or 4 years programs?
SGUB current undergraduate academic programs are three-years study programs leading to a BA/BS degree.
Can I have two concentrations at the same time?
• If you join SGUB as a Biology student, the Department of Biology offers one Concentration (we call
Emphasis) in Healthcare.
• If you join SGUB as an Information Technology student, the Department of Information Technology offers
one Concentration (we call Emphasis) in Health Informatics.
• Doing two Emphases is not be possible at this time.
Does SGUB have an exchange program?
No, SGUB does not currently have one.
Does your BIOL require a capstone?
No. Capstone goals are built into each course, including to think critically, research and solve challenging problems, apply solutions and develop/demonstrate skills such as planning, oral communication, team work, public speaking, planning, and self-sufficiency.
Does your IT require a capstone?
Yes. Your IT capstone project is designed to build on your previous (last 2.5 years) knowledge and further train you to think critically, research and solve challenging problems, apply solutions and develop/demonstrate skills such as planning, oral communication, team work, public speaking, planning, and self-sufficiency.
How many credits do I have to complete towards a BS in Biology?
Students need to successfully complete 97 credits in 6 regular semesters to earn a BS in Biology.
How many credits do I have to complete towards a BS in Information Technology?
The number of credits needed for the completion of a BS in Information Technology is 97 in 6 regular semesters.
May I declare two minors during my study at SGUB?
• If you join SGUB as a Biology student, the Department of Biology offers one Minor in Information Technology.
• If you join SGUB as an Information Technology student, the Department of Information Technology offers one Minor in Biology.
• Having two Minors for an IT/BIOL student will be possible, albeit with extra credits that need to be taken, when the Department of Communication or the Department of Education become operational.
What are the pros and cons of taking a Major in IT (specializing in Health informatics) and Minoring in Biology?
This unique educational opportunity will give you a highly competitive edge to meet the job requirements and demands of the many expected IT/Biotechnology jobs in the local, regional, and even global healthcare industry
What is a residency requirement?
Students have to spend a minimum of 6 regular semesters at SGUB to graduate with a BA/BS degree.
What majors does SGUB offer?
SGUB has 4 Faculties. Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Business, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Nursing. For the year 2021-22 and due to COVID-19 SGUB is offering two programs BS in Biology and BS in Information Technology in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
What percentage of students obtain internships? How do they find them? What kind of opportunities are available?
A.1) All students can obtain internships through SGUB.
A.2) These are available through the Departments.
A.3) Opportunities span the healthcare, public, and private sectors.
What undergraduate research opportunities are available?
Advanced courses will have research components. The Final Year Project and the practicum course build on previous experiences to advance the research skills of students