The Department of sociology and philosophy was founded with the establishment of the University of Jordan in 1962. The department of philosophy became an independent department in 1976, and has since then been, increasing its staff and developing its study plans. In 1982 the Department started an M.A. program, while the B.A program was revived in 2001/2002 and Ph.D program started 2006/2007.
The Department of Philosophy is the first department to offer a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Jordan Universities. Its staff includes professors, deans as well as competent associate and assistant professors.
Indeed, some of the department members had become a president of a university in Jordan and others a head of institutions in the country. The Department had also together with the Arab Philosophy Society, organized five philosophy conferences