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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). The college is one of the largest colleges in the University of Sharjah with approximately 2786 students enrolled in a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


The college is 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, motivated students, and supportive administrative staff are geared to developing creative thinkers, effective professionals, and responsible individuals. Furthermore, we are committed to providing quality teaching and learning to help our students realize their full potential and meet the ever-growing demand for qualified specialists in the fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences, both locally and regionally.


CAHSS offers eight four-year, full-time B.A. programs in Arabic Language and Literature, Foreign Languages, History and Islamic Civilization, Tourist Guide, Sociology, International Relations, Museum Studies and Art History, and Early Childhood. At the graduate level, the college offers four M.A. programs in Arabic Language and Literature, Translation, History and Islamic Civilization, Applied Sociology, in addition to a Professional Diploma in Teaching.


Currently, we offer four doctorate programs in Applied Sociology, Arabic Language and Literature, History and Islamic Civilization, and Linguistics and Translation. In addition, preparations are underway to offer an M.A. program in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a Ph.D. programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice in order to meet the community's needs for specialists in these disciplines. All our current 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.


We are privileged to be part of the vibrant University of Sharjah, one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the Arabian Gulf region and the Middle East. CAHSS is located within the beautiful campus of the University City of Sharjah. CAHSS equipped classes, labs, auditoriums, etc., provide a friendly environment that allows students to share and enhance their learning experiences. Our students also enjoy easy access to stationery shops, cafeterias, restaurants, gymnasiums, sports complexes, and other recreational facilities.


We aspire to provide our students with the richest educational experience in the fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences to become outstanding contributors to their society and its development. This experience is further enriched by the amble opportunities for close collaboration 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. Husein Mohammad Al Othman
Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences