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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 1656 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 is geared to building 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 six 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. A further program, B.A.  Early Childhood,  is expected to be offered upon the completion of necessary academic procedures. 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 two doctorate programs in Applied Sociology and  Arabic Language and Literature.  CAHSS will also 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. 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 University City of Sharjah. CAHSS’s especially designated building houses equipped classes, labs, auditoriums, etc., which 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