Department Vision

Spreading the necessary environmental culture to create a sound environmental reality. A comprehensive study of environmental sciences and their applications and uses in society in theory and practice.


Department message

Preparing scientific cadres with a high degree of theoretical and practical understanding of the items of environmental sciences. The department’s contribution to reactivating environmental awareness in society.

Department goals

1. Qualify the student to be familiar with the theoretical and practical aspects of environmental sciences.

2. Work on crystallizing the student’s personality by developing cultural and social awareness so that he/she is able to contribute effectively to community service.

3. Developing the student’s abilities in the various fields of environmental sciences so that he can contribute effectively to environmental, health, agricultural and industrial activities.

4. Providing state institutions, the Ministry of Health and the Environment, and environmental research units and centers with specialized scientific cadres to work in this field.


About the department

The Environment Department was established in 2008 and currently includes 130 undergraduate students and 28 master’s students.

And the inclusion of graduates of the faculties of sciences, the Department of Environmental Sciences, in the central appointment system, according to the third amendment to the Law of Graduation of Those with Medical and Health Professions No. 6 of 2000.

The Department of Environment contains laboratories, including:

·      Air pollution laboratory

·      Laboratory of physics and renewable energy

·      Chemistry and processors laboratory

·      General Biology Laboratory

·      Advanced environment laboratory

·      Advanced microbiology laboratory



Department outputs

Extensive knowledge of environmental sciences with the possibility of employing that knowledge in field applications.

The ability to address environmental problems resulting from environmental pollution and to find appropriate solutions to these problems.

Employing the knowledge of environmental sciences, conducting studies and scientific research, and developing appropriate solutions to environmental problems.

Researching new topics and identifying problems that need more scientific research.


Fields of work for graduates

Work in the educational, academic, research, environmental, health, agricultural, industrial and other fields.

Scientific application and training

The department is interested in applied fields, as most of the specialization subjects include a practical or applied aspect. Upon reaching the third academic year, the student is directed to the specialized labor market for the purpose of training and a closer look at the approved mechanisms for exploiting skills in the field of environmental sciences and their applications.


Scientific research occupies a high priority in the Department of Environment, where scientific research is conducted by teachers in the fields of air pollution, water pollution, microbial pollution, and soil pollution. Most of the research is applied in nature



Bachelor’s degree program

The student is studying in the Department of Environment to the laws and regulations approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Study system in a bachelor’s degree program

The academic system is based on the distribution of study materials into the semester system, where each semester covers (15) weeks, and each academic subject includes two sides, a theoretical side and other practical side, and the study program qualifies the student to undertake practical training in the third academic year and a research project in the year Fourth study.


First year

The first academic year includes general subjects in science, the first semester includes (analytical chemistry, mathematics, general biology, human rights, physics, basics of the environment, English language) the second semester includes (organic chemistry, environmental statistics, plant classification, democracy, geology, basics of pollution, Environmental photography, Arabic language).

Second Year

The second study includes general subjects in environmental sciences, the first semester includes (microbiology environment, biological chemistry, plant environment, computer principles, chemical pollution, environmental geology) the second semester includes (algae and plankton, group dynamics, animal classification, computer programs, microbial contamination, phenomena normal.

Third Year

It includes subjects for the first semester (biological diversity, molecular biology, ecological physiology, monitoring and climate change, environmental data analysis, animal environment) and the second semester includes (field applications, aquatic environment, mechanical analysis, optional 1, biological evolution, optional 2(.

Fourth year

The fourth year includes basic courses in environmental sciences, the first semester includes (elective, environmental planning and management, elective (environmental engineering), sustainability technologies, elective (community health), graduation research project) the second semester (elective (primary productivity, or phyto-technology) Environmental systems maintenance, renewable energy, sustainable development, environmental toxins, elective (environmental impact assessment, or Eco-nanotechnology), graduation research project.


Future prospects and plans

The department aspires to increase the number of laboratories and the various specializations in the department, as well as to purchase modern equipment used to measure pollution of all kinds for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and to develop the work of the advisory office in our Faculty. Further to putting the teaching and technical staff of the department in training courses in advanced universities to increase the level of knowledge and skills, together with getting acquainted with the modern equipment and technology that exists in the world, and therefore it can be benefited from and transferred to our university.

Department staff

Head of the department: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Jawad Saleh Ali Muhammad al-Haidari



Coordinator department: Prof. Dr. Sadiq Kazem Lafta Saheb Al-Zarfi

Description of the academic program

Description of the academic program for the Master

Undergraduate Coures

Corses of ecology for the Master

Graduation Research Links that benefit teaching and learning for primary study
Postgraduate form
Faculty Members CV & Lectures
Class schedules

Students of the Department of Environment are briefed on the work of the wastewater treatment plant in Kufa

The Department of Environment and Pollution organized a scientific trip for students of the second stage to the sewage treatment plant in the Al-Barakaya area of the Kufa district under the supervision of Dr. Karrar Aziz Arab. The students were briefed on the stages of wastewater treatment and the laboratory for testing water entering and …


A study examining the effect of biochar on removing heavy metals

  A master’s thesis in the Department of Environment and Pollution investigated the removal of some heavy metals from water using biochar produced from spirulina algae. The thesis, presented by researcher Khitam Jamil Mushtaq, under the supervision of Professor Dr. Sadiq Kazem Lafta, aims to determine the role of microalgae in the biological treatment of …


Two academic members in the faculty of Science participate in an international conference in the faculty of Agriculture

  Professor Dr. Nihad Habib Mutlak and Dr. Karar Aziz Arab, academic members in the Department of Environment and Pollution, participated in the fourth conference on life technologies, which was held by the faculty of Agriculture at the University of Kufa, with international participation amounting to 550 scientific papers. It included participation in joint scientific …


A study on the effect of nano-zinc oxide on plants

  The Department of Environment discussed a master’s thesis on evaluating the genotoxicity and oxidative stress of nano-zinc oxide in some plants, presented by MSc student Abdullah Hassan Kazem under the supervision of Assistant Professor Dr. Mithaq Abdul Muslim Gouda. The study aims to evaluate the toxic effects of using nano-zinc oxide on plants due …


Master’s thesis on bioremediation of mycotoxins

  The Department of Environment discussed a master’s thesis on the biodegradation of some mycotoxins using some plant extracts and fungal filtrates inside the cell, by researcher Hajar Saud Radhi, under the supervision of Professor Dr. Nihad Habib Mutlak. The thesis aims to isolate and diagnose toxins secreted by some fungi from some foodstuffs, and …


Master’s thesis on the danger of pollutants in soil to human health

  A master’s thesis in the Department of Environment investigated the evaluation of some potential pollutants hazardous to human health in the soil of Najaf Governorate. The thesis, presented by MSc student Islam Tahseen Rasoul, under the supervision of Professor Dr. Muhammad Jawad Saleh, aims to determine some standards related to the potential danger of …



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