Overview

The Department of Geography at the Women’s College of Arts in Dammam was established in 1979-1980 and the first class graduated in 1983.

The Department offers three degree programs:

  • Bachelor
  • Master
  • PhD

The new academic plan for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography was implemented during the 2009-2010 academic year.  The Department has grown and evolved over the last several years and has now become The Department of Geography and Geographic Information Systems in order to keep pace with the advancements in geography. This has allowed students to effectively combine academics and technology in their studies, which has given them the opportunity to explore the world unlike previous scholars in geography.

Vision

Provide an outstanding program in the discipline of geographic studies and techniques that develops both the cognitive and professional aspects of its graduates.

Mission

Implement distinctive geographical related programs and adopt new visions in education, training, scientific research, cultural activities and consultations as well as prepare graduates to meet the challenges and serve the needs of the community.

Objectives

  • Develop the geography and geographical information systems programs in order to prepare innovative, notable professionals.
  • Employ the latest technology in order to reinforce and develop the students’ intellectual, creative and research capabilities. 
  • Effectively serve the community while addressing economic and social challenges and provide scientific consultations