Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science (FS) was one of the earliest to be established at the University of Jordan. The Royal Decree calling for its establishment was issued in 1965, and in October of that year, teaching commenced. In the first year of its establishment, FS had had a population of 112 students and five faculty members only. Fifty years later, FS expanded and its present student enrollment reached 2195 undergraduate, about 295 graduate students, and its faculty members reached 142.
When it was first established, FS comprised four departments: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Sciences. In 1973, the Department of Geology was added followed by the Department of Computer Science in 1982. Due to ever-pressing demand for graduates in Computer Science, the Department of Computer Science has been expanded in 2000 to form the nucleus of King Abdullah II School for Information Technology.
A new building for the Scientific Faculties Teaching Halls Complex has been established on campus. The building houses 24 lecture halls, each accommodating 80 students, in addition to computer and instruction laboratories, an exhibition hall and other utilities and services needed by the students.
Established in 1965 with only two faculty members, this department has expanded rapidly to host 27 staff members engaged in teaching and in research in the diverse fields of Mathematics. The department offers the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees. To enhance its computational facilities and training provided for students, the department has established a computer laboratory.
The department was established in 1965. Currently, the department consists of 33 full-time faculty members and about 350 undergraduate students in addition to 120 post graduates. In addition, the support staff consists of 24 employees working as laboratory instructors and technicians, electronic and mechanical workshops technicians and engineers.
The department offers courses leading to Bachelor of Science degrees in both physics and material science programs.
The department has also well established graduate programs leading to: (i) M.Sc. degrees in Physics, Nuclear Physics and medical Physics. (ii) PhD degree in Physics.
It now has been expanded to host 33 staff members involved in the teaching of about 345 students.
The department was established in 1965 and has 36 staff members engaged in the teaching of about 475 students.
The department was established in 1965 due to the persistent need for biology teachers and for technical personnel in biological analysis, particularly, medical laboratories and Medical Analyses. The department has 28 staff members in the fields of Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The department enrollment is about 482 students.
The department was established in 1973, and has 17 highly qualified staff members who are engaged in the teaching of about 246 students and in research relating to the exploration of Jordanian phosphates, industrial rocks and minerals, surface and groundwater and wastewater treatment.
FS offers B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and Geology.
In order to achieve its goals, FS established intimate relationships with other universities and institutions. The Department of Chemistry has reached an Agreement for Scientific Cooperation with the Institute of Ecological and Analytical Chemistry of the University of Braunschweig (Germany) and another one with the Western Ontario University (Canada).
The Department of Geology has signed similar agreements with the following institutions:
- Institute of Applied Geology and Environment, Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
- Department of Geography and Remote Sensing, Ghent University, Belgium.
- Laboratoire Cibamar, University Bordeaux 1, France.
Links with the Local Community
The aspects through which FS asserted its role in the community are innumerable, indeed, as many staff members have:
- Served as authors for books that were adopted by the Ministry of Education to be taught at public as well as private schools.
- Participated in structuring study plans for most private and state universities.
- Provided consultations for many industries.
- Led volunteered seminars in private and public schools and other institutions.
- Held training courses and workshops in many fields.