The students entering the Faculty of Science of the University of Colombo may read for a Degree in Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology or Industrial Statistics & Mathematical Finance. The Faculty offers three Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree programs, namely the General Degree program of three year duration, General Degree program of four year duration and Special Degree program of four year duration.
The degree program is based on a course unit system consisting of Subject Course Units and Enhancement Course Units. Each course unit has a Credit Rating. The degree is determined upon the completion of a prescribed number of credits from the subject course units and enhancement course units offered within six academic years and supplicated by the student
All lectures, practicals and examinations pertaining to course units are conducted in the English language.