Geography was first established at SQU in 1986 as a unit in the college of education. In 1987 the department was transferred to college of Arts, and turn into full department in 1993. Since then, the department played a key role in teaching and research in the field of geography. Currently, the department has 18 faculties and 4 supported staff (One GIS and RS technician, one survey technician, one training supervisor and one administrator).
The department has well established facilities that includes two GIS and RS labs (with ARCGIS & ERDAS software), surveying and mapping equipment, and a map library.
Geography provides students with potent research tools such as cartography, GIS and RS techniques. It also endows students with quantitative and qualitative techniques which are necessary for geographic and environmental analysis. These skills help to prepare graduates for careers in both public and private sectors.