The Faculty of Science is one of the oldest and largest faculties at Yarmouk University, which was founded in 1976. The Faculty of Science has seven academic departments: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Statistics, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Science Service Courses. All departments award B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees except the department of Science Service Courses. Till 2002 the department of Computer Science was used to be a part of faculty of science, however, in 2002 it become the main department in the newly established Information Technology faculty.
The following programs were introduced in later times:
1- M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences introduced in 1998 (Department of Earth
and Environmental Sciences)
2- B.Sc. in Medical Physics since 2004/2005 (Department of Physics)
3- M.Sc. in Nuclear Physics since 2011/2012 (Department of Physics)
4- M.Sc. in Biotechnology since 2003/2004 (Department of Biological
The department of the Science Service Courses established in 2017, does not offer degree programs, but the service courses at the University level. There are about 2700 students in the Faculty of Science as of the academic year 2016/2017 with 169 faculty members. The Jordanian Natural History Museum also belongs to the Faculty of Science. The museums documents the natural treasures of Jordan. It houses samples of animals, plants, rocks, minerals and fossils found in the Jordanian landscape. The faculty of science strives to maintain top level research and teaching standards in all disciplines. The faculty attempts to bridge the gap with the private sector through joint studies and consultations in order to enhance applied research. Departments and units functioning under the direct supervision of the faculty are working together to implement the faculty’s strategic plan adopted in the year 2017/2018.