During this first year the students will study a broad range of subjects that will introduce them to various disciplines in the arts and humanities realm. This exposure will help them make an informed decision on what academic path they wish to pursue in the following years. They will earn 36 credit hours during this first year.
In the second year the students begin to study specialized topics in the field of history such as: an introduction to history, the history of the Ancient Near East, the Greeks, the Romans, Islamic history and the history of Europe in the Middle Ages.
During the third year the students will cover subjects such as: the history of the Umayyads, the Abbasids, Islamic Morocco and modern Europe.
In this final year the students will study the history of Islamic systems, modern history of the Arabs, Orientalism, the history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and examine the, methods used in historical research, as well as the contemporary history of Europe. Each student is required to successfully complete a graduation project.