The College retained the same departmental names of specializations which were in the College of Arts and Humanities. Accordingly, the College of Humanities include the following departments:
- Department of Comparative religions
- Department of Geography
- Department of Information
- Department of History
- Department of Archeology
- Department of Psychology
- Department of Philosophy
Department of Comparative Religions
The name was changed from religious studies to comparative religions. In order to achieve the following objectives:
- To prepare scientifically, skillfully and morally well trained qualified cadres who possess practical and ethical skills attained through creative and critical thinking on religions.
- To raise students’ awareness about ideas, beliefs and currents negative ideologies against Islam and how to confront them.
- To Promote, develop and foster the skills of dialogue.
- To Create peaceful coexistence and spread national security and unity through strengthening the skills of social, intellectual, cultural and political communication based on mutual respect, etc.
The Department awards a Bachelor of Arts (General Degree) in four years and honors in five years in Comparative Religions.
Department of Geography
Students previously graduate from this department with general degree in Geography. However, new programs have been introduced within the department; they are: Developmental Geography and Environmental Geography. This development is made to cope up with the development of knowledge in the field of Geography as well as the emergence of some branches in the field as basic sciences which has become essential to study in this field at Bachelor level and also to meet the demands of the labor market.
The department awards the following degree:
General Bachelor (four-year system) in geography
Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree (five years) in:
- Developmental Geography
- Environmental Geography
Students study geography courses until the eighth semester for those graduating with bachelor general degree and some of them can continue to specialize in one of the above programs; according to the grades obtained in the courses corresponding to the specialization in question.
Department of Information
Previously, students used to graduate with a general degree from this specialization; however, through follow-up and feedback from the college’s alumni and the strive to cope up with advancement of knowledge in this field and the emergence of important disciplines such as Public Relations, Journalism, Radio and Television, it became difficult for the graduates to compete in the labor market. Accordingly, new programs have been added to the department where the department awards a Bachelor of Honors (Five Year) in the following specializations:
– Public relations
– Radio and TV
Initially students study general courses in Information up to Semester Six; while specialization courses are introduced in the seventh semester.
Department of Psychology
Students continued to graduate with a General Degree in the field of Psychology as well as Honors Degree by merits. This is in line with the development of knowledge in response to the decision issued by the Council of Medical Specialization to register the graduates of psychology based on specific specialization and not general psychology. Due to the fact that there was scarcity of specialists in the fields of Psychology, the department added new specialization to fill in the gap; namely, Psychology for Special Needs (Disability) as well as Forensic (Criminal) Psychology.
Thus, the department awards the following degrees:
- Bachelor of Science Honors (five-years) in Clinical Psychology.
- Bachelor of Science Honors (five-years) in Crime Psychology.
- Bachelor of Science Honors (five-years) in Disability Psychology.
Students study general courses in psychology and then begin the specialized study in one of the above programs from the seventh semester in accordance with the grades obtained in the subjects leading to the relevant specialization.
Department of Archaeology
Some additional courses were added to the Department of Archeology; the Department awards the following degrees:
- Bachelor Degree (General) in Archeology (Four-years)
- Bachelor Degree (Honors) in Archeology (Five Years)
Department of History:
New courses were added to the Department of History; the Department awards the following degrees:
- Bachelor Degree (General) in History (Four-years)
- Bachelor Degree (Honors) in History (Five Years)
Department of Philosophy:
The Department awards the following degrees:
- Bachelor Degree (General) in Philosophy (Four-years)
Bachelor Degree (Honors) in Philosophy (Five Years)