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Mathematics is undoubtedly essential for natural, life and social sciences. Therefore, the main mission of the Mathematics Department is to offer high quality instruction and research to all its undergraduate and graduate students. Thus, preparing them to become life-long learners and responsible citizens. In addition, the department offers consultations in Statistics and Applied Mathematics to other faculty and graduate students as well as to the community at large. The department strives not only to teach the main ideas and methods of mathematics but also to build up student's mathematical reasoning and analytical skills in a friendly and comfortable environment. As the department offers mathematics courses to students of other degree programs, our mission in this regard, is to make sure that these courses are taught at high standards and meet the needs of these programs. For its undergraduate and graduate students (majoring in Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science), the department's mission is to provide them with rigorous training that enables them to pursue graduate studies or work in jobs that require high mathematical skills in industry and academia.
The Mathematics Department at the University of Jordan aspires to be recognized nationally and internationally for excellence and distinction. Major and non-major Mathematics students in this department will receive outstanding preparation for graduate studies or professional careers or for entry to the workforce in industry or academia, through innovative high quality instruction from a team of distinguished faculty in up-to-date computer labs . The department aspires, with its well-known experienced faculty, to be a valuable and expert resource of consultation for the community and for businesses and institutions. The department also recognizes the role of research in the development of its faculty members and graduate students. Therefore, the Department plans to hold conferences, workshops and seminars on regular basis. The department also encourages and funds its faculty to participate in international specialized conferences and workshops
Beginning with the establishment of the University of Jordan in 1963, the mission of the Physics Department has been geared towards the following:
1. Educating young Jordanians to assume their roles as teachers of physics in Jordan and the regional Arab countries.
2. Preparing qualified graduates who are able to pursue their higher studies in Physics and related disciplines.  
3. Providing graduate studies at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels to Jordanians and other Arab citizens to meet the market demand for more and better qualified manpower.
4. Initiating and promoting research activities in a number of specialized fields of theoretical and applied physics that respond to the market needs.
5. Supplying industry, business, and the government public service, with qualified personnel and manpower.
6. Supplying technical staff as lab assistants and supervisors to: universities, schools, hospitals and private business.
The future vision of the department can be summarized within the following:
1. Promoting quality education in Physics taking advantage of the fast developing fields of pedagogy and educational technology.
2. Strengthening research activities to cover: attracting qualified researchers, providing modern well equipped research labs, and expanding research in relevant new directions.
3. Strengthening mutual research and educational ties with prestigious universities and scientific centers of excellence.
The department's mission involves:
- Developing academic programs that connect between the different branches of science and enhances the geologic approach in solving problems.
- Emphasizing the role of scientific research in both field and lab, as well as emphasizing the role of applied and environmental geology in solving problems and elucidating geologic phenomena.
The Department of Geology aims at providing adequate solutions in the field of environmental and applied geology by applying state of the art technology.
The main objectives of the Department of Geology are to cover all branches of Geology and give students the portunity to utilize the scientific knowledge that they acquire in describing geologic maps and solving geologic problems through intensive field trips Jordan Rift for both graduate and undergraduate students.
The teaching process is being served by 17 faculty members who are in continuous contact with each other and the industry through executing research and social activities.
Chemistry, being a discipline that focuses on all types of matter, in living and non-living systems, is central to all fields of science. Its role is not limited to using, discovering or building materials and qualifying for use in betterment of life, but goes beyond that to be an educational tool in building human resources.
Being essential to most scientific and professional specializations and is called upon to meet many societal needs, Chemistry should be flexible in its curricula and its educational programs and activities to meet the varied needs of a host of specializations and at the same time maintain a solid ground for those who choose it as a career.
The mission of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Jordan is to provide opportunities for professional and personal development to students and staff by pursuing excellence in teaching and research. The department focuses on teaching and research in five interrelated: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology and Ecology. Therefore, the curriculum offered by the department facilitates an understanding of the major concepts in the biological sciences, promotes critical-thinking, analysis, interpretation of data which fosters a continuous interest in learning. Also, the department is committed to providing the graduate students and the academic staff with the research opportunities which will facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of biology, promote professional development to make a positive impact on both society and nature.
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The Department of Biological Sciences was established at the University of Jordan in order to supply the society with trained high schools teachers and to meet the ever pressing need for technical personnel in scientific research and biological analysis, particularly in medical laboratories. The department is committed to enhance student learning through the improvement of existing facilities and integration of modern molecular biology techniques to meet the scientific challenges that our students and society will face in the future. At the graduate level, the department prepares students through scientific research in most disciplines of biology to contribute to the expansion of our knowledge about life and to make positive contributions to their society and surrounding countries as competent academics and scientists.
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Mathematics Baccalaureate Program Educational Objectives:
O1- Students should develop effective critical thinking and high ability towards abstraction and have knowledge and skills in pure and applied math.
      O2- Students should develop effective communication skills.
      O3- Students should combine applications and theory and perform problem solving.
      O4- Students should make use of technological tools in solving mathematical problems.
      O5- Students should be able to secure a career as math teachers in high schools, or be able to successfully pursue graduate studies, or find work in other fields such as insurance companies, banks, or industry.


 At the successful completion of the Bachelor program of Mathematics the student should be able to:

1. Apply knowledge of mathematics in a variety of contexts related to science, technology, and business. Using symbolic, numeric or graphical methods.
2. Design and conduct statistical experiments, collect data, as well as analyze and interpret these data.
3. Apply basic level of manipulative skills in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus, and analyze the  underlying unifying structures of mathematics and the relationships among them.
4. Formulate and analyze mathematical problems, define precisely the key terms, and draw clear and reasonable conclusions.
5. Read and construct correct mathematical proofs and use the library and electronic data-bases to locate information on mathematical problems.

6. Explain the impact of mathematical problem solutions in global and social context, follow up contemporary issues, and transfer information to generate knowledge and employ it for future uses.
7. Utilize techniques, skills and modern scientific tools such as mathematical packages, statistical software, graphing calculators, and online resources necessary for professional practice.
8. Develop the ability to Work in or within multidisciplinary teams.
9. Demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning, research, analysis, interpretation, critical think thinking and solving mathematical problems.
10. Communicate results and arguments clearly, and correctly, both in written and orally.
11. Interact effectively with different audiences, and developing their ability to collaborate intellectually and creatively in diverse contexts.


Graduates from the BBio program are expected to meet the following program
educational objectives upon graduation:
1. Demonstrate proficiency in basic sciences related to biological systems and
processes at all levels of structural and functional organization and in all domains
of life.
2. Draw on their knowledge in biology, basic science and mathematics to create
novel solutions to problems in science education, biotechnology, healthcare,
biodiversity conservation and sustainable development of natural resources.
3. Demonstrate the ability to interact and communicate effectively with people from
all walks of life and in various capacities including educating students, informing
the public, cooperating with colleagues, reporting to superiors and leading


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Intended Learning Outcomes of Biological Sciences Bachelor Program
At the successful completion of the Bachelor Program in Biological Sciences, the student should be able to:
1. Collect, analyze and interpret critically scientific data related to biological problems spanning molecular to organismal biology (e.g., cell biology and genetics, ecology, behavior).
2. Describe fundamental principles of biology e.g., evolutionary theory, central dogma, diversity of life, and inheritance.
3. Communicate scientific information effectively in written and oral forms, addressing basic biological concepts encompassing a range of sub-disciplines within the field of biology.
4. Develop proficiency in the quantitative skills necessary to analyze biological problems.
5. Access and interrogate the primary scientific literature in the biological sciences.
6. Present scientific data clearly and logically using correct/appropriate scientific terminology.
7. Appreciate the ethical standards for the responsible conduct of scientific research and its applications.
8. Develop the leadership abilities to work effectively within a team. 
9. Demonstrate laboratory skills common to modern laboratories.


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The undergraduate Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the Physics department are listed in Table 2.1 below:
Table 2.1: PEOs of the Physics Undergraduate Program
PEO Description

PEO 1 To provide the students with core physics courses that are designed to enable them to pursue graduate studies in physics, both theoretical and experimental, with emphasis on computational skills.

PEO 2 To prepare the students for teaching physics at high schools, with special attention to training them in communication and managerial skills.
PEO 3 To make the students aware of their societal responsibilities, motivating them to actively participate in disseminating scientific knowledge as well as to contribute to programs of science clubs in local schools and of promoting scientific literacy, especially amongst underprivileged communities in peripheral rural areas.
The Program Educational Objectives are posted at the
Program Intended Learning Outcomes
At the successful completion of the Bachelor Program in Physics, graduates should be able to:
1. Outline, apply and integrate a broad range of fundamental concepts in basic areas of physics such as: Quantum Mechanics, Classical Mechanics, Electrostatics and Magnetism, Thermal Physics, Optics, Theory of Special Relativity, Mathematical Physics, Electronics.
2. Apply efficiently basics and advanced knowledge of mathematics including ordinary and partial differential equations, complex variables, linear algebra, vector algebra and calculus, partial differentiation, multiple integrals, Fourier series, integral transforms, calculus of variations, and probability to analyze and solve physics problems.
3. Discuss how modern electronic instrumentation works, and how experiments are used to reveal the underlying physical principals of the universe and its constituents.
4. Utilize standard laboratory equipment, modern instrumentation, and classical techniques to carry out experiments.
5. Analyze and discuss physics laboratory experiments, properly carry out the experiments, and appropriately record and analyze the results including the use of graphs, error analysis and computational techniques.
6. Adhere to the proper procedures and safety regulations for safely working in a lab.
7. Outline broad concepts in scientific research methods and ethical principles of scientific research and be able to write research proposals.
8. Communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral forms.
9. Apply proficiently a team work skills and employ team-based learning strategies.
10. Utilize information and communication technology in both data collections and data analysis and in accessing databases and international information in science.
11. Apply professional and ethical responsibility to society.
The following Educational Objectives are set for the B.Sc in Environmental and Applied Geology:
PEO-1. provide students with basic knowledge of Math, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer science.
PEO 2. Provide students with core knowledge to identify common rock-forming minerals, types of rocks, fossils and their significance in geologic time scale, different natural resources, and geologic structures; and to understand   the water cycle and contaminant transport; and to use geochemical, geophysical, and geotechnical and remote sensing techniques and equipment to understand the Earth materials.
PEO 3. Prepare the students to take their full responsibility as employees at the institutions dealing with Earth resources, environment and natural hazards in addition to teaching geosciences at schools.
PEO 4. Enhance students awareness of their societal responsibilities and to motivate them in disseminating knowledge, to raise environmental awareness and promote scientific literacy.
Program Intended Learning Outcomes in Geology
At the successful completion of the Bachelor Program in Environmental and Applied Geology (EAG), graduates should be able to:
1. Outline, apply and integrate a broad range of fundamental concepts in basic areas of Earth Sciences such as: Minerals, Rocks, Stratigraphy, Structural Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Petroleum Geology, GIS, Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology, and Earth processes. 
2. Apply efficiently basics of mathematics including ordinary and partial differential equations on the Earth processes.
3. Discuss how experiments are used to understand the physical chemical composition of rocks and minerals that help in understanding their formation, genesis and developments.
4. Know how to aApply these experiments and processes to locate and utilize natural mineral resources and industrial rocks.
5. Utilize standard laboratory equipment, modern instrumentation, and classical techniques to carry out experiments, appropriately record and analyze the results including the use of graphs, error analysis and computational techniques related to Geology.
6. Adhere to the proper procedures and safety regulations for safely working in a lab.
7. Outline broad concepts in scientific research methods and ethical principles of scientific research and be able to write research proposals.
8. Communicate and disseminate clearly and effectively in both written and oral forms, utilizing information and communication technology in accessing databases and international information in science.
9. Apply proficiently a team work skills and employ team-based learning strategies.
10. Apply professional and ethical responsibility to society.
1. Instill in students a sense of enthusiasm for chemistry and appreciation of its application in different contexts;
2. Provide ample opportunities for critical thinking among students and solve problems requiring the application of chemical principles;
3. Provide students with the necessary knowledge and basic skills that would allow them to pursue further studies in specialized areas of chemistry or multi-disciplinary areas involving chemistry.
4. Enable graduates, who are familiar with research design methodology, to make use of the latest scientific and technological tools.
5. Provide students with a tangible link between the basic theoretical principles of chemistry and their application to practical examples in the laboratory.
6. Enable graduates to take leadership roles in their local or national communities and maintain ethical and professional standards in their careers.

At the successful completion of the Bachelor of Chemistry program, the student should be able to:
1. Discuss a wide variety of basic chemical and scientific principles and theories and apply them in different contexts.
2. Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural, and applied sciences to areas relevant to chemistry.
3. Design and conduct experiments using common and modern chemical techniques and analyze and interpret data.
4. Think critically and creatively and apply problem solving and analytical reasoning in chemistry and related fields.
5. Adhere to the legal, ethical and professional responsibilities and apply accurately the proper procedures for safe handling of chemicals.
6. Show commitment and interest in lifelong learning, function effectively on multidisciplinary teams, and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
7. Examine current professional, ethical, legal, and environmental dimensions of problems and issues facing chemists.
8. Utilize numerical simulations and computations to model different chemical systems for both industrial and medicinal applications.
9. Utilize information and communication technology in both data collections and data analysis and in accessing databases and international information in science.
10. Outline the broad concepts in scientific research methods and write research proposals in chemistry.

The mission of the department of Clinical laboratory sciences is to produce competent medical cadres who are distinguished scientifically and professionally at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Moreover, the department aims to nurture graduates capable of working as prominent members of the healthcare team in the various health fields. Additionally, it fosters graduates fully capable of managing and working at Clinical laboratories with high efficiency and professionalism, pushing scientific medical research, and encouraging research innovation. These aims are accomplished through providing an environment conducive to creativity, and scientific, professional, and research excellence, in order to attain national and international academic and professional accreditation.
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The Clinical laboratory sciences program aims to produce highly qualified cadres of Clinical laboratory technicians and specialists, who can contribute to a high quality healthcare in the kingdom and abroad. The program strives to be one of the most distinguished educational programs for research and training in the field of Clinical laboratory sciences on the national level. All in keeping with international professional health principles and standards in comprehensive quality.    
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The program aims to:
1. provide the opportunity for graduates to be specialized technicians in Clinical laboratories or workers in the Clinical equipment companies and Clinical supplies, and prepare them to continue their postgraduate studies to be specialists in Clinical laboratories or academics in Clinical laboratory sciences according to their desires and abilities.
2. bridging the gap between supply and demand in the labour market with qualified medical laboratory technicians and specialists, who effeciently contribute to the field of diagnosis and medical scientific research.
3. providing modern scientific and technical studies and consultations in the field of specialization to the community.
4. contribute to raising the culture of community about scientific developments in the specialization of Clinical laboratory Sciences.

5. cooperate with the Ministry of Health, the universities, and with hospitals where students are trained, to improve quality of training provided in the Clinical laboratory sciences programs in the Kingdom, in order to improve the performance and quality of Clinical laboratories.
6. Create an educational environment that encourages learning and academic excellence, and promote knowledge through joint research in the Clinical scientific community.
7. Improve the educational level, to promote creative thinking and teamwork among students, enabling graduates to perform their leadership roles in their community or abroad.
8. Serving the community through extensive and in-depth research into the current and immediate health care issues and problems in the community.
9. Adhere to global standards in the practice and implementation of quality control systems and obtain the international accreditation of the program.
10. Contribute to increasing the level of health awareness among members of the community about infectious diseases and chronic diseases.
The program also strives to continuously develop the curriculum of the program to accompany its counterparts in the departments of Clinical laboratory sciences around the global in order to offer courses that give the student the following:
1. Basic knowledge and skills necessary in the specialization of the Clinical laboratory sciences program.
2. Opportunities to develop their potential through practice in the department labs and field training to gain experience in various hospital labs.
3. Skills to mastering laboratory management and ensuring overall quality control standards.
4. Comprehensive basic information on medical laboratory ethics.
5. The necessary support and guidance so that they can pass the academic and training stage.
6. A foundation for continuing education through conferences, scientific seminars and workshops. 
7. Ability to contribute to increasing the level of health awareness among members of the community about infectious diseases and chronic diseases.     
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