The Department of Geography was established in the academic year 1962-1963. Since then, the department worked towords the provision of the academic staff, mainly from Western Universities Also, the department was involved in developing and upgrading the study plans and research facilities. The department established modern GIS and RS labs, and cartographic unit for both teaching and research.
An Intensive research is carried out by staff members and graduate students, especially in areas of: geomorphic research in southern Jordan and humid high lands, population and urban studies, region development and planning, climatic and biogeographic, and economic and tourism research. Parallel to that, an intensive application of GIS an RS is carried out by the staff and graduate students.