The Department of Geography is one of the Departments that started right from the inception of the University. Over the years, it has grown from strength to strength and now offers, in addition to the undergraduate programmes, postgraduate programmes at PhD, M.Sc., as well as Professional Masters (MRD) and Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) levels. This makes it the Department that runs the highest numbers of programmes in the University.
The success recorded may not be unconnected with the rich human and material resources that flourish in the Department. These include vibrant crop of highly motivated teaching and non-teaching staff; an up-to-date soil and water laboratory; state-of-the-art GIS laboratory; enviable cartography laboratory and a modern weather observation station.
Dr. Hamisu Ibrahim
Head of Department
Brief History of the Department
Following the need for graduates of Geography in the State to fill the various positions in related ministries and parastatals, the Department was created right from the inception of the Katsina State University in the year, 2006. It was initially located in the Faculty of Humanities but was later transferred to Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences in the year 2007.
The Department was established to offer single Honours Degree in Geography (B.Sc. Geography) and as a teaching subject for Education students (B.Sc. Ed. Geography). As at 2012/2013 Academic Session, the Department has introduced the following Postgraduate Programmes; PGD, MRD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. Geography. Twenty (26) academic staff are currently employed to run the academic activities of the Department. Dr. Lawal Abdulrashid (B.Sc., M.Sc, Ph.D) was the pioneer Head of Department; currently the Department is headed by Dr. Hamisu Ibrahim. In addition to teaching and learning that take place in the Department, the Department also has a strong objective to boosting research and development in order to meet the persistent challenges of managing the dynamic environment.