Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Mission and Objectives

- 2020/12/22


To achieve academic and research excellence, and to advance historical and cultural knowledge.


The department is concerned with offering academic programs that develop historical and cultural studies, highlight the history and civilization of Makkah, and contribute to spreading historical awareness. This is achieved by employing outstanding academic staff who apply quality standards, harness new technology, and build effective partnerships in line with the Saudi Vision 2030.

Strategic Objectives of the Department:

Developing financial resources based on investment in historical knowledge. Encouraging and promoting extracurricular activities, supporting and encouraging voluntary work, activating community participation, and activating field visits. Graduating personnel specialized in history and civilization to work in the field of education and different governmental institutions. Providing students, at different educational levels and stages, with the knowledge, skills and abilities to understand history and civilization, and keeping abreast of scientific and technical developments locally, at the Arab level, and internationally. Promoting scientific and research production and other scientific activities for academic staff and students, as well as holding partnerships with local, international and professional institutions. Applying quality standards and obtaining academic accreditation, both locally and internationally. Applying a system for professional training and quality. 

Mission and Objectives of the Bachelor’s Program:

Program Mission:

To prepare competent personnel and provide them with knowledge, skills and basic competences in the fields of history and civilization, and to keep abreast of all the developments in the field of the specialty, in line with the requirements of the labor market and the Saudi Vision 2030.

Program Objectives:

Upgrading historical and civilizational knowledge, and keeping abreast of scientific and technical developments. Providing students with knowledge, skills and capabilities which qualify them to understand the basic knowledge of the sciences of history and civilization and their curricula, and keeping abreast of their development locally, regionally, and internationally. Graduating personnel specialized in history and civilization which contribute to maintaining the cultural inheritance of the Saudi Kingdom and to meeting the needs of the labor market and the aspirations of Saudi Vision 2030. Deepening pride in the glorious Islamic and national history, along with maintaining the national, Arab and Islamic identity.