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Program Specifications

Bachelor in Animal Production / Program Overview

Background to the program and subject area:

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 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.

Vision statements of the program:

To be the regional leader in scientific research and facilitate the development of high calibre graduates knowledgeable in all fields of animal production and play a vital role in augmenting food security and participate in community service.

Mission statements of the program:

1. Preparing highly qualified graduates locally and internationally who are able to implement acquired knowledge to positively impact the livestock sector.

2. Conduct scientific research in the various fields of animal production and implement its outcomes in commercial settings.

3. Work in collaboration with the governmental and private sectors to enhance the quality and quantity of farm animal products.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO):

The animal production program aims, during the first five years after graduation, for the graduate to be able to:

1. Work professionally (locally and internationally) in the various fields of animal production

2. Conduct scientific research to mitigate the problems of animal production.

3. Provide extension for livestock producers to improve the quality of efficiency of production.

4. Collaborate with the governmental and private sectors to solve the problems of animal production.

5. Participate in developing the roles and regulations related to animal production