Faculty of Science

University of Peradeniya

Faculty of Science

University of Peradeniya

About Us

Presently the Faculty consists of eight academic departments and two units namely, Department of Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, physics, Statistics & Computer Science, Zoology and Computer Unit and Science Education Unit. At present, 400 students are admitted annually student enrolment stands at about 1000 undergraduate and 200 postgraduate research students. There are 110 academic and 120 non – Academic members of staff in the Faculty.

The Faculty of Science offers course of study leading to General and Special Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degrees. The Faculty at present offers Special degree programmes in Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Physics, Statistics and Zoology.

General degree students may at the end of 3rd year be selected based on performance and given the option of following courses for an additional year with special emphasis on industry-related courses leading to a B.Sc. degree in Applied Sciences in place of a General Degree.

The Faculty also conducts four year B.Sc. degree programmes in Computation and Managements (jointly with the Faculty of Arts) and in Statistics and Operations Research for students admitted from a separate window.