|Animal Production||Animal Production||2|
The Department has well-known and professional faculty members who were graduated from the best universities in Europe and United States. They have extensive knowledge in research, teaching, and extension which positively influence the agricultural sector in Jordan and other countries.
The Department has several labs that are used for research and teaching such as feed analysis lab, animal environmental physiology lab, poultry diseases lab, reproductive physiology and artificial insemination lab, and poultry production lab. Moreover, the department has units used for production, research, and teaching such as poultry research unit (on campus), poultry (broilers and layers) (at Al-Muwaqqar research station), poultry, sheep, goats, and dairy cows’ units (at Al-Gour Research Station).
The Department is considered as one of the leading departments in its field, and is a popular destination for many of the students and researchers for the development of scientific knowledge and research in this area. The department is also able to produce graduates of bachelor's and master's programs, who are renowned for their distinctiveness and ability to excel academically and practically. Recently, doctoral program was opened to be the first one at the local level, where there was a need for the existence of this program in the department, especially with the availability of all the facilities to create the program including qualified teaching staff and appropriate research infrastructure that expected to improve with time.
|Land Water and Environment||Land Water and Environment||4|
Shortly after the establishment of the Faculty of Agriculture in 1976. The “Department of Soil and Irrigation” came into existence. The mandate of that Department was to recruit the local and Arab markets with graduates equipped with necessary skills to serve and improve the cause of agricultural production. Early graduates from that Department proved to be the center pivot of agricultural development in many Arab countries. In 1995, the former academic emphasis was modified in such a way to incorporate the growing environmental interest in the Departmental research and educational curricula. Few years after that, the name of Department was then changed into “The Department of Agricultural Resources and Environment”. This interest has further been modified to view the soil as a component of the larger Land Resources and its function to be extended from a medium for plant growth into a wider environmental perspective. Soil has been treated as “Biochemical Reactor” and “Irrigation” has been narrowed down into an area of the larger “Water” perspective. At this time the Department is known as “Department of Land, Water and Environment”. Fifteen faculty members and three undergraduate and graduate degrees are embraced in that Department. New research and course focuses were introduced like remote sensing, geographic information systems, soil and environment and environmental impact assessments. Moreover, plans are underway to welcome graduates from different science and engineering program in the departmental graduate programs. This switch in teaching policy has the intention of enabling the interdisciplinary approach in education and research.
|Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness||Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness||5|
The Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension (DAEE) was established in 19 73. A program for MSc. was introduced in the academic year 1985-86. With the restructuring of the departments of the Faculty of Agriculture in 1998, the Department was renamed to become the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management (DAEA).
The Department has nine member staff who offer courses in the fields of agricultural economics, agribusiness management, and rural development. The Department provides service courses, especially principles of economics, statistics, extension, and management for other students of other departments.
The DAEA staff contributes to socio-economic development through targeted research activities in the fields of agricultural economics, agribusiness management and rural development, and through enabling BSc. and MSc graduates to participate actively in private agribusiness activities, and planning and implementing public development programs, which promote economic and agricultural development.
|Horticulture and Crop Science||Horticulture and Crop Science||1|
The Horticulture and Crop Science department was established in 1973 under the name of Plant Production and Protection, which is later on in 1980 has been separated into two different departments, one of them is Plant production department. In 2002, the department was renamed as the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. The department has now 20 staff member. The department includes postgraduate programs of M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology and Horticulture and Crop Science, Organic farming, and Ph.D. degree in Horticulture and Crop Science, also it includes two undergraduate programs one in Horticulture and Crop Science and the other one in Landscaping and Floriculture.
The mission of the department is to educate students and interact with producers, associated industries, professional groups and society through a distinctive curriculum and a dynamic research activity.
The vision of the department is to continue and improve in a tradition of high quality education service to Jordanian, regional and international agriculture, and to integrate new demanding areas.
|Nutrition and Food Technology||Nutrition and Food Technology||3|
The Department of Nutrition and Food Technology at the University of Jordan is considered the first specialized department in its kind in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It is also considered one of the oldest among similar departments in the Arabic countries. The department was established in 1980 offering a Bachelors degree in Nutrition and Food Technology. Since its establishment, more than 1700 students were graduated. During the academic of year 2007/2008 the course plan of the department was separated into two programs offering Bachelor degrees in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and in Food Science and Technology.
A graduate program offering a master and doctorate degrees in Nutrition and Food Technology were started in 1988 and in 1996, respectively. More than 200 students were graduated with a graduate degree in Nutrition and Food Technology since then. During the academic year of 2008/2009 the graduate program course plan was separated into two programs offering a master and doctorate degrees in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and another program offering a master and doctorate degrees in Food Science and Technology.
|Plant Protection||Plant Protection||6|
The Plant production and Protection was established in 1973. In 1980 a separate Plant Protection department was established.
The faculty members, research assistants, and graduate students are investigating basic and applied aspects of entomology, bacteriology, mycology, virology, nematology, and weed sciences. The Department has successfully merged traditional systemic research approach with many new cellular and molecular approaches to research. In addition, The faculty members developed strong research collaborations with other departments in the University of Jordan and other international universities and institutes.
The outstanding faculty members, high quality facilities that include greenhouses, apiary, well-equipped labs, and the thousands specimen in the insect museum, make this department an excellent place to study, conduct research and prepare students for a career in academia, industry, or government services. In addition, the faculty members deliver highly specialized and excellent services to farmers, companies, and individuals.
As a department, it supports their graduate students in the highest quality research and strongly encourage them publish in national and international journals. The department is proud of the accomplishments of its students. Many of the graduated students have become world recognized scientists and research leaders at governmental and private labs, as well as holding other prestigious and administrative positions in Jordan and throughout the world.