Faculty Overview


The Faculty of Arts was established in Mukalla in 1974, which was affiliated with Aden University under the name of the Faculty of Sciences, Arts and Education. Then it transferred to Hadhramaut University (HU) in 1999 and became independent Faculty in accordance with the HU President’s decision No. (119) of 2005, based on the Council of Ministers’ decision No. (161) of 2005.
The study duration in the faculty is four years, and it currently offers The Bachelor’s programs in the following disciplines:

  • Arabic Language
  • English language
  • Islamic studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Philosophy and Sociology
  • Journalism and Media.
  • In addition to that the master’s programs are also offered in the following disciplines:

    • Arabic Language
    • English Language
    •  History
    • Geography
    • Islamic studies
    • Philosophy
    • Sociology

    The total number of faculty members reaches more than a hundred among them are professors, associate professors, assistant professors, and teaching assistants.
     This Faculty has graduated many students who work in all aspects of life in order to serve Hadhramaut, its people, and Yemen in general.


The Faculty seeks to achieve excellence in education and research in the field of humanities and social sciences, and  to participate in building a knowledge-based society at the local and regional levels.


The Faculty aims to provide students with distinguished academic programs, centering on students and their academic and research achievements in the field of humanities and social sciences. It also aims to connect theory to practice,  to serve the community, and to qualify students for the labor market at the local and regional levels.


  • Providing distinguished academic disciplines and programs that encourage students to continue their university education, and work to achieve educational outcomes.
  • Graduating students capable of meeting the needs of labor market and competition.
  • Establishing innovative research projects and creative student activities.
  • Preparing graduates with high skills in the field of discipline.
  • Developing strategic partnerships with the community and various private and public institutions to connect the Faculty and its outcomes to the community, leading to community development.
  • Developing postgraduate programs and scientific research.
  • Developing a strategy to complete the equipment of laboratory and library structures and qualifying the administrative staff.