The Geography programs (Bachelor and Master degrees) have under comprehensive self-study with a review by external reviewer. Then the department achieved international accreditation in 2017 by the German Agency for Quality Assurance (AQAS) through Accreditation of Study Programs. The Accreditation procedure and the resolution are based on standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG). The program with the AQAS criteria for program accreditation and is in compliance with the requirements defined by the ESG.
The department of Geography at SQU is proud to be announced the first to be accredited for both Bachelor and Master degrees among Universities in Arab world. The department obtained the international accreditation for both programs as follows,
The B.A. program accreditation duration is from May 23rd 2017 to 30th Sept 2022.
The B.A. program accreditation duration is from Feb 23rd 2016 to 30th Sept 2021.