The School of Science (SoS) was one of the earliest to be established at the University of Jordan. The School of Science was established by the Royal Decree in 1965, and in October of that year, teaching commenced. In the first year of its establishment, SoS had had a population of 112 students and five faculty members only. Fifty years later, SoS expanded and its present student enrollment reached 2659 undergraduate, 266 Ph.D., and 280 Master students, with a total number of 3205. The School of Science has currently 144 faculty members.
When it was first established, SoS 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. The department has expanded rapidly to host 34 full-time faculty members that 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 current number of students are 466 undergraduates, 69 Master, and 131 Ph. D. students.
The department was established in 1965. Currently, the department consists of 34 full-time faculty members and about 263 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 technician, and engineers.
The department offers graduate programs leading to Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Master in Physics, Master in Medicinal Physics, and Ph. D. degree in Physics. The current number of student is 263 undergraduate students, 54 Master of Physics and 22 Master of Medicinal Physics, and 48 Ph. D. students
The department was established in 1965 and has 38 full-time faculty members engaged in the teaching and research. The current number of students are 616 undergraduates, 54 Master, and 39 Ph. D. 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 full-time faculty members in the fields of Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The department enrollment is about 325 undergraduates, 49 Master, and 36 Ph.D. students.
The department was established in 1973. It has 17 highly qualified staff members who are engaged in the teaching of about 286 students and in research relating to the exploration of Jordanian phosphates, industrial rocks and minerals, surface and groundwater and wastewater treatment. The current number of students are 286 undergraduates, 22 Master Of Geology and 10 Master of Environmental Sciences and Management, and 12 Ph. D. students.
This department was established in 2016. The department currently consists of 5 full-time faculty members and about 611 undergraduate students. It offers a Bachelor degree of Clinical Sciences. The field of Clinical laboratory sciences utilizes biological techniques and instruments to analyze various clinical samples, which help physicians diagnose and treat different pathologies, and monitor the general condition of the patient.
The School of Science offers B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and Geology. Most recently, Clinical Sciences offers only B.Sc. degree.
To achieve its goals, SoS 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:
Ø Institute of Applied Geology and Environment, Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
Ø Department of Geography and Remote Sensing, Ghent University, Belgium.
Ø Laboratories 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:
Ø Served as authors for books that were adopted by the Ministry of Education to be taught at public as well as private schools.
Ø Participated in structuring study plans for most private and state universities.
Ø Provided consultations for many industries.
Ø Led volunteered seminars in private and public schools and other institutions.
Ø Held training courses and workshops in many fields.
Figure (1) : The Progress of Academic Staff in the School of Science During The Years (1965 - 2018)
Figure (2) : Distribution of Academic Staff in The School of Science by Academic Rank for 2018
Figure (3) : Distribution of Academic Staff in The School of Science by Department and Academic Rank in a Year of 2018
Figure (4) : The Number of Administrative Staff in the School of Science According to The Location of Work for The Year of 2018.
Figure (5) : The Number of Students of The School of Science For (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate) in a Year of 2018.
Figure (6) :Figure (6) : The Number of Undergraduate Students of The School of Science for The Year of 2018.
Figure (7) : The Number of Master Students of The School of Science for The Year of 2018.
Figure (8) : The Number of Doctorate Students of The School of Science for The Year of 2018.
Figure (9) : The Number of Forigen Students of The School of Science for The Year of 2018.
Figure (10) : The Number of Published Papers of The School of Science From 2012 to 2018.
B. Laboratories and Facilities of the College:
• The College includes several buildings, namely the buildings of the departments of mathematics, physics, chemistry, life sciences and geology in addition to the nuclear accelerator building.
• The main laboratories of the college, as well as teaching, research, analysis and main laboratories include the following facilities:
- Nuclear accelerator
- Electronic Workshop
- Scientific imaging laboratory
- Mechanical Workshop
- Workshop for the formation of glass scientific devices
- Scanning electron microscopy device
- Efficient electron microscope
- Nitrogen Liquids
- Element Analysis Device
- Mass spectrometer
- Laboratory of Environmental Pollutant Analysis / Chromatography Laboratory
- Laboratory Devices for Postgraduate Students (FTIR, UV-Vis.)
- Atomic Absorption Laboratory (AAS)
- Material Laboratory (PVD, POM, AFM, DSC)
- Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer Laboratory (NMR)