The Faculty of Natural Sciences incorporates seven different departments:
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
- Department of Life Sciences
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Physics
- Unit of Software Engineering
It offers degree programs leading to B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees.
The Faculty has a reputation for excellence in research. A broad spectrum of research is undertaken-both theoreticl and experimental, basic and applied-having direct relevance to the development of the Negev, Israel's southern desert area.
The Faculty of Natural Science constantly endeavors to increase the number and quality of its students, to continually develop areas of study in order to keep pace with the demands of society, and to maintain the excellence of its teaching. In addition, the Faculty encourages interaction with the community by attempting to strengthen its ties with industry and the national educational system. Contacts and cooperative efforts with research institutions in the country and abroad are constantly increasing. The Faculty provides a wide range of services to local schools and science- based industrries, and, in so doing, not only trains sorly-needed professionals, but also helps push back the frontiers of the desert while advancing those of science.