About Us

While natural and technical sciences shape the material aspects of societies, arts and humanities effectively contribute to forming people’s mentality, motivating their feelings, and raising their consciousness. For such a fact, it has been inevitable to establish the Faculty of Arts, which has grand cultural missions concerning humans and all related aspects such as keeping pace with and monitoring society’s developments in order to create the appropriate perspective and vision for dealing with such developments. Consequently, the Faculty of Arts has become an integral basis of university education.

In 1976, the year in which Yarmouk University was established, the Faculty of Sciences and Arts has included majors in sciences, arts, economics, and administrative sciences. In 1981, the units of Arabic language, English language, humanities and social sciences have become the basis of the Faculty of Arts. Later, the Faculty has developed and included nine departments:

  • The Dept. of Arabic Language and Literature.
  • The Dept. of English Language and Literature.
  • The Dept. of History.
  • The Dept. of Sociology and Social Service.
  • The Dept. of Political Science.
  • The Dept. of Geography.
  • The Dept. of Translation.
  • The Dept. of Modern Languages.
  • The Dept. of Semitic and Oriental Languages (Hebrew and Persian).

All these departments grant bachelor degrees. Regarding the MA degree, it is offered by the first seven departments, as listed above. For the Ph.D. degree, it is offered only by the Depts. of Arabic and History. The Faculty of Arts has 5300 students of both genders, taught by 150 professors from different academic ranks. Besides, the Faculty has 24 staff members including administration professionals and technicians. The Faculty is planning to launch bachelor programs in Turkish Language and Literature, International and Diplomatic Relations, and three Ph.D. programs in English, Translation, and Geography.The Faculty hosted the first inaugural Conference for the Society of Faculties of Arts of the Association of Arab Universities in 2001. In that conference, the Faculty of Arts at Yarmouk University was selected as the home for the Society of Faculties of Arts, taking into account that a scholarly peer-reviewed journal is published by the Society of Faculties of Arts twice a year.



Pioneering in the field of literary studies, humanities, and social studies as well as contributing to society building.



Achieving quality and excellence in the fields of education, research, culture and social service with reliance on faculty members' research findings and faculty graduates' skills.



  • Preparing specialists in the various literary, humanistic, and social sciences.
  • Motivating students to use analytical thinking, attain knowledge, have virtuous nationalism, and cultivate their identities.
  • Promoting the educational process, and developing the programs and academic courses in compliance with international development.
  • Excelling in scientific research, support it, guide it to serve the society, and promote it.
  • The progressive professional development of the members of the academic staff and those of the administrative staff.
  • Activating the cultural and scientific exchange with the faculties of arts inside and outside Jordan.
  • Developing classrooms, as required for a comfortable educational process, for both students and professors.
  • Qualifying the Faculty to attain the Special Accreditation, the General Accreditation, and the National and International certificates of Quality.
  • Offering advisory and research services in literary, humanistic, and social studies for the University’s faculties and local society’s institutions.
  • Offering distinguished graduate programs that contribute to developing the society and qualifying researchers.