With more than 3,500 students and 150 faculty members, the College of Humanities and
Social Sciences (CHSS) is the largest of the nine colleges that make up the University.
The College is distinguished by a rich academic tradition, commitment to heritage
and innovation, and a dedication to serve our community and the nation.
In alignment with the overall vision of the UAE University to evolve into a ‘University
of the Future’, the CHSS is currently embarking on a fresh and exciting journey, as
the recently restructured Academic Departments will offer interdisciplinary Academic
Programs that combine synthesized knowledge contents and improved professional skills.
The College comprises eight multidisciplinary Academic Departments:
- Department of Arabic Language and Literature
- Department of Languages and Literature
- Department of Geography and Urban Sustainability
- Department of Cognitive Sciences
- Department of Government and Society
- Department of Social Wellbeing
- Department of Media and Creative Industries
- Department of Tourism and Heritage Studies
These Departments offer a wide range of undergraduate academic programs and a growing
number of Master’s programs. In addition, the College will soon offer two new PhD
programs, one in Humanities and one in Social Sciences.
The College offers state-of-the-art facilities. These include a new high tech TV studio,
a media creativity lab, a phonetics lab, a geoinformatics lab, an electroencephalography
lab (EEG), a linguistics lab, and several computer labs.
The CHSS houses the 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.