College of Arts and Social Sciences


Dr. Wafa Said Al Mamari

Dr. Wafa Said Al Mamari 

Head of Department

Sociology and Social Work Department

The Department of Sociology and Social Work was established in 1987 with the opening of the college of Arts and Social Sciences. In 2001, Social Work Program was added to the department and the name of the department was changed to Department of Sociology and Social Work.

It is worth mentioning that the society is now undergoing a series of social, information, technological and communication developments and changes that resulted in the emergence of many phenomena as well as social problems, which motivated the professionals in the department to address them and develop appropriate solutions.

The contemporary Omani society keeps pace with world developments and does not stand apart from it.

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, May God protect him, with his wise leadership, management and independent decision, has been able to draw a distinctive role for the Sultanate through balanced decisions, the adoption of a language of dialogue, tolerance and understanding between the human components of society and non-intervention in the affairs of other societies is a principle and a virtue in the policies of the Sultanate. However, there are some different effects of globalization and the information and technological revolution on individuals, groups and society. As social and cultural challenges are emerging, not only sociologists, but also social workers are needed to integrate both majors; sociology and social work in addressing community issues.

  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Objectives
  • Quality Assurance


 To become a pioneer in the integration of education and training with scientific research and community service, and an acclaimed sociological research and consultancy house locally and regionally.


To provide a distinct educational environment based on the integration of education with learning and critical thinking and to promote the integration of basic and applied scientific research and contributee effectively to cultural and social development, and the graduation of competent professionals in social research and social work.


Preparation of national social researchers and social workers with advanced scientific capacity and practical efficiency in handling and addressing social phenomena and problems.
Empowering students with the skills needed for social guidance and work in the various institutions of society, and professionally dealing, therapeutically and preventive, with individuals and groups from different social strata in the Omani society.
Empowering students with the skills of social guidance and awareness and the propagation of a culture of community participation and voluntary work and to promote the spirit of belonging and loyalty to the country in the sectors in which they work.
To attract the best academic talent, and the constant readiness to respond to the needs and demands of scientific social research and consultancy in all sectors of the Omani society and its institutions.





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