Students in the College of Arts and Sciences receive broad training in the humanities as well as social and natural sciences.  Graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences will find themselves prepared for any endeavor requiring analytical, creative, and critical thinking skills.  The college presently houses the departments of computer science, design, environmental science, and global media and communication.  

The College of Arts and Sciences believes in developing its students not only as leaders and thinkers but also as people. To that end, the college offers courses that engage and challenge students to gain and advance knowledge.
The College of Arts and Sciences strives to provide students with a broad knowledge base, critical thinking skills, effective communication abilities, and creative confidence. These skills will enable students to succeed wherever their future lives and careers may take them.
  • Apply their knowledge and skills to succeed as Kurdistan’s future leaders.
  • Master the art of communicating with clarity, precision, and persuasion.
  • Think critically and creatively in approaching modern-world challenges.
  • Understand their social responsibilities and serve the common good.

Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science aims to provide its students with a variety of options in the field of computer science and information technology. The department is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service in all of its programs. With access to state-of-the-art facilities, students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to serve the local community while becoming competitive internationally.

The department offers three academic programs: Information Technology Management, Network Security, and Digital Forensics. The department is actively working towards accreditation of these programs, in accordance with international standards.

The department intends to open a research center for the study of e-learning systems, regional demand for and logistical considerations in online learning, and current Information System issues.

Department of Design

The Department of Design provides general and technical tuition in the creative arts. With degrees in graphic and interior design, the curriculum places an emphasis on application. The department is committed to teaching professional skills that allow students to plan and execute artistic concepts through visual communication. Providing students with the necessary technical skills and knowledge of materials, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of design principles, communication theories, and strategies for problem solving.

Department of Environmental Science

The Department of Environmental Science equips students with a broad knowledge base of the physical sciences, including biology, chemistry, and geology, in order to prepare students for careers in research, environmental protection agencies, or postgraduate study. Students will gain empirical research and analytical skills and learn how to apply their findings to market needs and public planning.

Department of Global Media and Communication

The Department of Global Media and Communication focuses on the methods, media, and processes of human communication. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of disciplines including rhetoric, linguistics, sociology, and cultural anthropology. A degree in global media and communication prepares students for careers as information analysts, journalists, and advertisers and for postgraduate study in the fields of communicative and cultural analysis.


Razaq Ferhadi, PhD

Chair of the Department of Design

Alan Mustafa, PhD

Interim Chair of the Department of Computer Science

Ayad Almissouri, MFA

Instructor, Department of Design

Hariwan Zebari, M.Arch

Instructor, Department of Design