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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
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Dean's Welcome
 
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), one of the largest colleges in the University of Sharjah with approximately 1656 students studying in a wide range of undergraduate as well as graduate degree programs in MA and PhD studies. We are an interactive and encouraging learning environment that promotes personal growth, develops knowledge, and leads to success and distinction. Our congenial community of highly experienced faculty, highly motivated students, and supportive administrative staff is geared towards building creative thinkers, effective professionals, and responsible individuals.
We are committed to providing quality teaching and learning to help our students realize their full potentials and be prepared to meet the ever-growing demands for qualified specialists in the fields of Arts, Humanities, and Social sciences, both locally and regionally.
CAHSS offers six four-year, full-time programs leading to Bachelor degrees in Arabic Language and Literature, Foreign Languages, History and Islamic Civilization, History and Islamic Civilization – Tourist Guide, Sociology, International Relations and Museum Studies and Art History. A further program, BA in Early Childhood, is in the pipeline; it is expected to be offered upon the completion of necessary academic procedures. At the graduate level, the College offers four MA programs in Arabic Language and Literature, Translation, History and Islamic Civilization, Applied Sociology, in addition to a Professional Diploma in Teaching. CAHSS also offers two Ph.D. programs, one in Applied Sociology, run by the Department of Sociology, and another in Arabic Language and Literature. It is worth mentioning that CAHSS is going to launch a Ph.D. program in History and Islamic Civilization upon the completion of required academic procedures. In addition, preparations are underway to offer an M.A. program in Criminology and Criminal Justice and two new Ph.D. programs, one in Criminology and Criminal Justice, the other in Translation and Linguistics in order to meet the community's needs for specialists in these disciplines. We are glad that all our currently offered programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and that the number of students joining our graduate programs has been steadily and significantly increasing over time.
We are privileged to be part of the vibrant University of Sharjah, one of the most distinguished and prestigious educational institutions in the Gulf region and the Middle East. Located within the beautiful University City of Sharjah, CAHSS has its own building which houses its adequately equipped classes, labs, auditoriums, etc., which provide a friendly environment that allows students to share and enhance learning experiences. Our students also enjoy easy access to stationeries, cafeterias, restaurants, gymnasiums, sports complexes, and other recreational facilities.
We aspire to provide our students with the richest experience of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to become outstanding contributors to the advancement of their society. This experience is further enriched by recurrent opportunities of close collaboration and interaction between CAHSS and other colleges of the University of Sharjah on the one hand, and the broader community on the other. 
We look forward to welcoming you to our College and University to explore a world of knowledge, scholarly activities, and academic pursuits.
With best wishes,
 
Prof. Abdul Sahib Mehdi Ali
Acting Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences