With more than 3,500 students and 150 faculty members, CHSS is the largest of the nine Colleges which make up the University, distinguished by a rich tradition, commitment to heritage and innovation and a dedication to serving our community and the nation. It comprises 12 academic departments organized into two divisions, each led by Vice Dean as follows:
- Arabic Language and Literature
- English Literature
- History and Archaeology
- Translation Studies
- Mass Communication
- Psychology and Counseling
- Social Work
- Political Science
- Geography and Urban Planning
These departments offer 17 undergraduate degrees, a growing number of Master’s programs, as well as an established PhD program. The college offers state-of-the-art facilities, including a new high tech TV studio, media creativity lab, phonetics lab, geoinformatics lab, electroencephalography lab (EEG), linguistics lab, computer labs, amongst other.
The CHSS houses the recently established Emirates University Center for Public Policy and Leadership, with the objective of conducting specialized research on various aspects of public policy and leadership; developing an information bank; providing training and professional development programs for those working in the field of public policy, and promoting fruitful and cooperative relationships with the community and stakeholders.
Vision is to be an internationally recognized College, providing high-quality academic programs and innovative research in a vibrant campus environment that prepares graduates through an interdisciplinary and bilingual liberal education to become independent, resourceful, and enterprising citizens; well-prepared professionals; leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life; and shapers of the future of the United Arab Emirates.
To achieve excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and services to the nation and beyond. Through a student-centred educational experience, the University develops the intellectual, practical, creative and leadership abilities of the nation's men and women while enhancing the cultural, social and economic growth.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences acknowledges the value of international accreditation as a means of ensuring due recognition of the quality teaching and research that is carried out in the CHSS programs. A College Accreditation Committee has been set up to assist efforts of individual Departments to get their programs accredited, as well as to explore possibilities for institutional accreditation of the CHSS as a whole.
All CHSS programs are currently recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
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