The Department of Chemistry started its journey as a part of the college of Sciences and Arts at the early stages, when the university of Al-albayt was established by a Royal decree, back in 1994. It progressed from a humble starting with limited facilities and a few number of students to a department that accommodates well equipped teaching and research laboratories. The department compasses the major disciplines of Organic, Inorganic, Physical and Analytical , in addition to Applied (Industrial) Chemistry. The number of undergraduate students increased substantially and currently at the first semester 2008-2009 mounted up to 398 students. The M.Sc. program which began shortly after the undergraduate program has already graduated a number of  students, and some of whom have completed their Ph.D. degrees and one of them has been appointed as a faculty member in the department. Others have assumed similar positions at different institutions. The department serves the demand of several local industries, in particular, the pharmaceutical industry by providing good chemists, and many graduates teach at high schools.