Geography

Preparing and qualifying highly specialized graduates in applied, physical and human geography to enable them compete for jobs in the fields of environment, planning, development, water, agriculture and education. The program also aims at developing and enhancing the students’ capacities and skills in employing and using the latest technologies such as, geographical information systems, remote sensing, and quantitative analysis in addition to the various fields of studies and scientific research in geography to contribute to enhancing scientific knowledge and employing it to serve the society. This goal can be achieved through proper understanding of fully integrated management and comprehensive planning which are considered the basics for sustainable development.

  • Enhancing and deepening vocational experiences of students specialized in geography and its branches.
  • Preparing distinguished qualified cadre, equipped with knowledge and modern technology and able to contribute in developing the practices in sustainable development.
  • Activating and encouraging conducting research in geography and its branches among graduates.
  • Contributing in raising the level of research and scientific studies in the branches of geography and the related fields of development.
  • Contributing in producing highly qualified cadre in teaching geography and its branches in schools, colleges and universities.
  • Gradates able to participate effectively in the process of sustainable development and able to compete in the labor market.
  • Advanced and thorough scientific research and studies in geography.

Planning, environment, education, works, housing, water, energy, security, transport, tourism, archeology public, natural resources, forests, departments and institutions of research and studies, foreign affairs, natural resources.

Program Requirements
  • Students are required to complete any required remedial course before the end of the third semester after admission.
  • Passing the Comprehensive Written Exam for track B students.
  • Students are required to complete no less than 36 credit hours distributed as follows:

 

1. Compulsory Courses: (21 credit hours)

Course No

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

GEOG630 

Geographic Research Methods 

 

GEOG631 

Advanced Cartography 

 

GEOG632 

Quantitative and Spatial Analysis in Geography 

 

GEOG633 

Geographic Information Systems 

 

GEOG634 

Remote Sensing 

 

GEOG635 

Advanced Studies in Human Geography 

 

GEOG636 

Advanced Studies in Physical Geography 

 

Note: All students are required to complete GEOG 630 within the first 15 hours of their registration in the program.

 

2. Elective Courses:(9 credit hours)

Credit Hours

Course No

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

3 credit hours from each of the following groups:

Group One 

GEOG730
or
PLA631

Planning and Sustainable Development 
or
Principles of Regional and Urban Planning 

 

GEOG731
or
WEEN734

Management of Natural Resources 
or
Integrated Land and Water Management 

 

GEOG732

Applied Environmental Geography 

 

Group Two

GEOG733

Applications in Urban and Rural Geography 

 

GEOG734

Applications in Population Geography and Modeling of Population Policies 

GEOG632 

GEOG735

Geographical Modeling 

GEOG632 

Group Three 

GEOG736

Applied Geomorphology 

 

GEOG737 

Detailed Studies in Climate Geography 

 

GEOG738 

Applied Water Studies 

 

Students may take GEOG 739 in place of one course from each of the three groups above after completing no less than 12 credit hours, including GEOG 630 and GEOG 632.

 

3. Track “A” or Track “B”: 6 Credit Hours; Thesis or two Seminars

Track

Track Title

Track Number

Prerequisite(s)

Track A 

Thesis 

GEOG860 

Complete no less than 12 credit hours from the program, including GEOG630 and GEOG632 

Track B 

Seminars 

GEOG830

GEOG831