PSU

General Sciences Department

Director's Message

The Department of General Sciences (DGS) offers service courses that demonstrate essential theoretical foundations of mathematics and general sciences which are acting as prerequisites for students’ scientific programs. The objective of the department is to transform young students into competent and motivated professionals with theoretical and practical knowledge, create an atmosphere which encourages research, clear thinking and determination among students by imparting quality education and provide emerging needs to all students for the purpose of their overall development.

DGS has currently more than 20 highly qualified and experienced faculty of different scientific fields including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Psychology and majors of Arabic language and Islamic ethics. We believe that our vibrant and diverse community of scholars creates a stimulating and exciting atmosphere for teaching and research.

Stemming from the crucial role of research in upgrading any academic institute, DGS is considered as one of the most active and productive departments of PSU. Faculties of DGS have contributed efficiently in participating/organizing in scientific conferences and publishing excellent papers in highly indexed and prestigious scientific journals.

DGS will put every possible effort to assist and support students and faculties to promote their performance to attain their respective interests. Should you have any enquiry, please contact the department at jalzabut@psu.edu.sa

Jehad Alzabut Ph.D.

Director

Vision

Our vision is to become a leading department that provides quality foundational education supporting reputable degree programs and employing the highest international educational standards.

Mission

The Department of General Sciences is committed to offering a broad high-quality education that will lay a durable educational foundation to meet the specialized professional development requirements in PSU degree programs. The department supports the development of student’s skills that enables them to perceive patterns in complexity, render reasoned judgments, and seek the highest level of intellectual achievement and personal growth. We also encourage students to develop personal qualities such as perseverance, initiative, self-confidence, and independence.

Courses

Finite Mathematics - MATH101 (CBA)
Calculus I - MATH111 (ENG, CCIS)
Calculus II - MATH113 (ENG, CCIS)
Business Calculus - MATH211 (CBA-FINANCE)
Engineering Mathematics - MATH215 (ENG)
Numerical Analysis - MATH221 (ENG-NETWORK, CCIS-ELECTIVE)
Linear Algebra - MATH223 (CCIS-ELECTIVE
Differential Equations - MATH225 (ENG)
General Chemistry - CHM101 (ENG-MC)
Introduction To Physical Science - SCI101 (CCIS, CBA)
Physics I - PHY105 (ENG, CCIS)
Physics II - PHY205 (ENG, CCIS)
Stress Management - ELE 103 (Elective)
Introduction To Psychology - PSY101 (ENG, CCIS, CBA)
Introduction To Statistics And Probability Theory - STAT101 (ENG, CCIS, CBA)
Statistical Analysis - STAT271 (CBA)
Applied Statistics - STAT272 (ENG)