The chemistry program, since its establishment till today, has gone through many stages:
First Stage: The College of Education for Females in Al-Leith was established at the same time the Department of Chemistry was inaugurated, at the beginning of the academic year, 1422-1423 A.H. The female students used to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry along with a pedagogical qualification.
Second Stage: The College of Education in Al-Leith was joined to Umm Al-Qura University to start a new era, full of optimism and ambition. The name of the program became the "Chemistry Program".
Academic degrees: The Chemistry Program used to previously confer the Bachelor of Science along with a pedagogical qualification when it was still a department of chemistry affiliated to the College of Education. However, admission to this department was suspended after the college was joined to Umm Al-Qura University, and the department became the "Chemistry Program".
An outstanding education for the Saudi males and females that qualifies them to complete their higher studies locally and internationally.
The Department of Chemistry works on qualifying outstanding academic cadres through a high-quality educational and research environment, to meet the needs of the labor market.
Justice, honesty, accuracy and perfection, cooperation, observance of the teachings of the Islamic religion.
The main goal of the program is represented in qualifying specialists in the field of chemistry and the associated fields, for them to be aware of the basic knowledge of natural sciences.
The plan of the courses of the "Chemistry Program" aims at the following:
1. Fulfilling the needs of the labor market by qualifying national trained cadres in the field of chemistry.
2. Spreading the culture of higher education, increasing the level of motivation towards learning, and instilling in the female students the spirit of conducting scientific research.
3. Contributing to consolidating and disseminating the basic sciences, and linking chemistry to the various fields in life.
4. Encouraging and practicing scientific research.
5. Developing the professional skills of the female students to contribute to upgrading the services offered to the society.
6. Availing the opportunity to the female students to be familiar with the applied knowledge and skills associated with chemistry and general science.