The Faculty of Science of the University of Kelaniya consists of eight academic Departments, namely the Departments of Botany, Chemistry, Industrial Management, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Statistics & Computer Science and Zoology. Academic programmes of the Faculty operate on a ‘Course Unit System’ i.e. a modularized credit based system within a two-semester academic year with end of course examinations. It offers a variety of course combinations designed to provide maximum possible flexibility in the choice of subjects.
The Faculty of Science now offers six B.Sc. degree programmes viz, three General degree programmes of 3 years duration and three Special degree programmes of 4 years duration.