Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University


- 2016/06/13

Chemistry Department is one of the Al-lith University College scientific departments, and its creation accompanied the creation of the College in the academic year 1422/1423. The Department used to award bachelor in chemistry together with pedagogic preparation until 1433/1434. Afterwards the Department and the pedagogic part became separate entities.    

The Department works on scientifically building the student, and raising their intellectual and practical level drawing on its diverse plan. It also provides the other scientific departments with the basics of chemistry.

Still, developed research projects have been approved, and they covered a variety of chemistry specialties: organic, non-organic, analytic and physics. Some of them are related to the medical, pharmaceutical and industrial materials which the society needs.

Currently, the Department houses a laboratory for researches and projects meant for implementing projects and spreading researches on the chemistry field. This helps gain scientific knowledge, and elevate the University. 



The Department aims at preparing graduates armed with knowledge and creativity on the chemistry field, and capable of interacting with the scientific and technological requirements. Further, these graduates are to play role in building the society upon proper scientific and moral basics.   



  1. Working on providing the Department’s students with the basics of chemistry
  2. Developing the students’ capabilities and skills to analyze and tackle the scientific problems
  3. Graduating distinctive students for completing their postgraduate studies on the chemistry field
  4. Communicating with the surrounding society to achieve its requirements




Chemistry Department values link between the religion, work and students’ interest. These values are: 

  • Mastering work
  • Bearing responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Conscientiousness
  • Respect