FACULTY OF NATURAL SCIENCES

Structure

There are 5 departments within the Faculty of Natural Sciences:

  1. Plant Protection, Botany and Zoology
  2. Biology
  3. Geography, Regional Development and Tourism
  4. Physics and Astronomy
  5. Chemistry
Majors:

1.3. Pedagogy of the Teaching in…

3.9. Tourism

4.1. Physics

4.2. Chemistry

4.3. Biology

4.4. Earth Science

6.2. Plant Protection

Programs:
  • Bachelor Degree Program
  • Master Degree Program
Doctoral Programs:
  • Astrophysics
  • Ecology and Environmental Protection
  • Methods of Teaching Geography
  • Methods of Teaching Chemistry and Environmental Protection
  • Organic Chemistry
Scientific Centers:
  • Astronomical Center
  • Center for Working with Prominent Students?
Academic Staff

The educational process at the Faculty of Natural Sciences is performed by highly qualified academic staff comprised by 53 lecturers. There are 36 habilitated lecturers: 13 professors and 23 associate professors. There are also non-habilitated academic staff includes 6 chief assistants, 7 assistants and 4 lecturers. 41 of the academic staff hold the scientific degree “Doctor” and 3 of the academic staff hold “Doctor of Science” degree.

Training Base

The Faculty of Natural Sciences disposes of 18 laboratories equipped with modern technologies and apparatus for researches in Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Biology, Plant Protection, Geography and Tourism. (Corpus 1 – 212 and 412 laboratory; Corpus 3 – 518 laboratory). There are also 8 computer labs that have been equipped during the last years. The Astronomical Center, The  Center for Working with Prominent Students and the GIS specialized laboratory with a scientific library are part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

Opportunities
  • Scientific conferences
  • Projects
  • Scholarships
History
  • 1971 – The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics was established at the Higher Pedagogical Institute in Shumen.
  • 1990 – The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics was transformed into four independent faculties: Faculty of Mathematics, Faculty of Physics, Faculty of Chemistry and Faculty of Biology.
  • 2001 – Three of the faculties – Faculty of Physics, Faculty of Chemistry and Faculty of Biology – established the Faculty of Natural Sciences.