About the Department
The department of chemistry was established at the beginning of the academic year 2015/2016. This stemmed from Isra University’s keen interest in the basic sciences as essential to the development of other fields of science. The department has four faculty members who hold Ph.D. degrees in the fields of organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry. It also has faculty members that have MSc degrees to aid in the basic courses in the department.
Isra University has been keen to prepare advanced educational laboratories for all stages of the bachelor's degree comparable to those in prestigious universities. The bachelor degree study plan is designed to link chemistry to technology, industry, and other sciences, so that the program graduates are well equipped for any line of work they choose to pursue.
Excellence in learning and teaching chemistry, in conducting research and in serving the society
Produce graduates who are qualified theoretically and practically in the field of chemistry by providing a stimulating educational and research environment to meet the needs of the job market.
- Prepare graduates who are able to employ their theoretical and practical skills to meet the needs of the job market.
- Develop students' skills in scientific thinking and problem-solving in the fields of chemistry and their applications.
- Develop the skills of critical thinking and scientific research among the students.
- Encourage faculty members to conduct research in the field of chemistry.
- Activate community service through voluntary programs carried out by students and faculty members.
The degree plan of the B.Sc. in chemistry involves 135 credit hours, out of which 68 hours are in mandatory chemistry courses, 12 hours are for electives and 7 hours are mandatory as supplements for the chemistry major.
The department encourages students to get involved in extracurricular activities like scientific visits to chemical factories and research centers. It also encourages its’ students to participate in college activities such as “Scientific Day”. At the university level, it encourages its’ students to attend conferences held in Isra University and in other universities in Jordan, and it encourages them to offer their services to the local community through the deanship of student affairs.
Future Departmental Plans:
The department is looking forward to providing quality services for the local community, especially for nearby schools. The department is also planning to establish research laboratories for the department faculty members. The chemistry department is planning to establish a graduate program in the near future, using the expertise of the highly qualified faculty members, who are graduates of the best American, European, and international universities.
Program learning outcomes
- Describe the fundamental scientific principles and theories across the four subfields of chemistry Organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical.
- Identify and confirm chemical compounds' structures as well as determine the chemical composition.
- Establish and concludes mechanisms of physical and chemical processes in addition to the ability to master qualitative and quantitative determination
- Solve the scientific problems using different mechanisms and procedures based on critical thinking
- Conduct scientific experiments in chemistry.
- Commitment and interest in lifelong learning, and collaborate effectively with other people in a team
- Prepare logical, organized, and concise written reports, and oral and poster presentations that effectively communicate chemical content to other scientists
- Commitment to the ethical principles of chemical research.
- Find information about chemistry through databases and information.
- Evaluation of calculations in chemistry experiments and information analysis using computer software.
- Demonstrate safety laboratory techniques