The Department of History and Islamic Civilization aims to provide its students with a solid foundation in history, a deep understanding of the Islam’s contribution to human civilization, and a strong sense of belonging to the nation. The department seeks to develop students' educational and academic skills to keep pace with the practical necessities of the modern world. In addition to specialized courses for history students, it offers general courses that help foster greater cultural awareness of human history. Furthermore, its graduate programs aim to prepare students for specialized in-depth study of different areas of history.
The department has a distinguished faculty comprised of noted historians with rich backgrounds in various academic fields and specializations. In addition to a comprehensive library and audio-visual and electronic resources, the department maintains its own outstanding collection of academic resources that provide students with a lively and supportive academic experience.