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Faculty Regulations

Academic Regulations

  • The total number of credit hours required for pharmacy study is 182 hours, divided into ten semesters over five years, in addition to time spent in office hours.
  • The semester load is between 12-20 credit hours.
  • The maximum load for any summer course is 8 credit hours.
The credit hours are divided into:
  • Main (University) requirements = 12 credit hours
  • Faculty requirements (obligatory) = 164 credit hours and includes
    • Courses offered by the Department of Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Plants = 21 credit hours.
    • Courses offered by the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology = 35 credit hours.
    • Courses offered by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology = 33 credit hours.
    • Courses offered by the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry = 41 credit hours.
    • Courses offered by the Department of Microbiology = 17 credit hours.
    • Courses offered by the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy = 17 credit hours.
  • Faculty elective courses = 6 credit hours

Note: For more details about the offered modules, please refer to the academic plan. 

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Level Transfer Regulations:

Level Required credit hours
Level one ------
Level two 39
Level three 75
Level Four 111
Level Five 147
Graduation 182
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Registration Regulations:

  • Students should register for the required modules for each semester with their academic advisers strictly at the advertised times before the beginning of the semester.
  • Each semester load shall be between 12-20 credit hours.
  • The summer semester load shall be only 8 credit hours.
  • Students having a CGPA of 3.3 or more are allowed to register for 3 extra credit hours per semester, paid separately, on the condition of their requests being approved by both his academic advisor and the faculty.
  • If a student by the end of a semester received a GPA of less than 2.0 he or she shall be put under probation and academic supervision for two successive semesters and he or she must upgrade the GPA to 2.0 by the end of the successive semester.
    • In this case, a written warning should be sent to the student and a copy sent to his parents explaining the consequences of his lack of commitment to the academic supervision.
    • During that period, student shall not be allowed to register for more than 12 Credit Hours in a semester in addition to the English course. During this period, student will not be allowed to participate in sports teams and other cultural and artistic activities organized by the University.
    • During that period, students shall meet with their academic adviser at least twice a month. The academic adviser should follow up on the student status with other professors.
    • By the end of this period, if the student did not receive a GPA of 2.0, he or she would be terminated from studying in the university.
    • In this case, the student might appeal to the university to restart his studies. The University shall study his or her case and the social, psychological, and academic circumstances which lead to his or her suspension. If the University approves the appeal, it shall determine the conditions on which the student may continue his or her studies.
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Regulations for Repeating a Course:


  • Repeating a course in cases where of a student receives C-, D+, D:
    • Student may repeat a course in which he gets grade C-, D+, or D. In this case, the higher grade will be calculated into the GPA and the previous grade will be erased from his record.
    • If a student wishes to repeat a course for a second time he should present an appeal to the students' affairs council with the view of the academic adviser and the faculty council.
  • Repeating a course in a case where a student receives F:
    • A student is allowed to repeat a course which he failed. If he/she successfully passes the course, F would not be erased from his/her transcripts. However, his new grade will be calculated in his GPA. If he/she failed that course, the F grade will not be calculated again in the GPA.
  • Add and Drop Regulations:
    • Students are permitted to add or drop one or more modules during a time limit of three weeks from the beginning of the semester under the supervision and approval of his academic adviser.
  • It is prohibited to add any extra module to the student’s official schedule after the registration deadline.
  • Between the end of the fourth and the twelfth week of classes in an academic semester, or third week in a summer session, students may withdraw from courses. In cases of registering that course in another academic semester, a grade of “WP” will be assigned to students who pass the course, or a grade of “WF” will be assigned to those who fail it.
  • Dropping of a module or more is not allowed after an officially announced date unless a student provides a valid excuse approved by the Faculty Council.
  • Students will receive a grade of 'F' if they stop attending classes without officially dropping or withdrawing from the course.
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Attendance Regulations:

  • The attendance of classes and labs is essential because students benefit from lectures and discussions with professors and classmates. Students should attend regularly to avoid any negative impact on their grades.
  • In case of being absent at one of the semester tests without an acceptable excuse, students shall not be given another opportunity to take that test again.
  • If a student is absent for 25% or less from attending a course, the student may withdraw from the course. If a student's absence exceeds 25%, the student shall not be allowed to withdraw, attend lectures, or attend final exams and will receive an F for the course. The student shall receive at least one warning before being forced to withdraw.
  • In very rare cases, students who are unable to complete a course may be permitted to continue work in that course beyond the examination period. Any professor submitting an incomplete grade must supplement this submission with a form to the Dean's Office, giving the following information:
    • The Reasons for the not completing the work.
    • The material which is incomplete.
    • Actions needed to complete the course work.
  • In such a cases, grades “I”, for 'incomplete' is assigned. The students must make arrangements with their professors to complete the course within one month after the beginning of the new academic session. Failure to do this shall result in a grade F being assigned for that course.
  • If any students have more than one incomplete grade, the credit hours for the incomplete grades will be included in their academic load for the following semester.
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Graduation Regulations:

  • For a student to be graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy, his or her CGPA should be at least 2.0.
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Calculating Graduation Honors:

CGPA Grade Honors
≥ 3.7 Excellent High Honors
3-3.6 Very Good 2nd Class Honors
2-2.9 Good
  • To be granted an honors degree, student shall not have obtained any F in any of the studied modules.
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Assessment Regulations

  • Students are not allowed into examination halls without their university ID.
  • Students are not allowed into examination halls unless their names are listed on the attendance lists displayed at the hall's entrances.
  • Students are not allowed into examination halls after thirty minutes have elapsed from the start of the examination.
  • Students are not allowed to leave the examination hall until half of the examination time has elapsed.
  • No communication is permitted between students during examinations.
  • Cell phones are not permitted in the examination halls. In the case of any contravention of this, the student’s examination results shall be subject to cancellation.
  • Smoking is prohibited inside the examination halls.
  • Any tools or papers, not officially required for the examination, are not allowed into the examination halls.
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