Welcome to the Department of Law

The Department of Law at Fahad Bin Sultan University extends a warm welcome to you. Our comprehensive curriculum is methodically crafted to provide you with the essential skills and knowledge required for immediate practice upon graduation. Through a combination of theoretical study and practical application, you will gain a strong understanding of the law and its real-world applications.

Join us at Fahad Bin Sultan University, where your future in law begins with a solid foundation and an unwavering support system. We are excited to help you achieve your dreams.

Program’s Mission

The program is committed to provide high-quality education in law and related disciplines by equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical values needed for success in their career field. The program is also dedicated to contributing to the advancement of students and stakeholders’ understanding of law principles, fostering research opportunities and serving the local public good by providing them with the legal services and training they need.


  •  Developing students’ competence in law and connecting curriculum to experience so as to enhance opportunities for sustained career success.
  • Responding to society's increasing needs in the field of law by providing highly qualified and legally trained personnel.
  • Keeping pace with the global academic and scientific advances in the field of law.
  • Developing students' scientific research capabilities.
  • Developing students’ cognitive, analytical and mental skills to achieve competitiveness in law and related disciplines.
  • Enhancing learners’ competence to be in line with the business world standards.
  • Contributing to filling the shortage of qualified national scientific and practical personnel.



Upon completion of the program, students are expected to be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of key elements and concepts of the local, Islamic, and international laws.
    2. Recognize the basic principles and concepts of the procedural justice.
    3. Identify the relevant social, economic, political, historical, philosophical, ethical and cultural contexts within which the law operates.
    4. Recognize the research skills necessary to permit students to locate, read and critically assess the work of others and to conduct research projects of their own.
    5. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the principles, values and ethics that the legal profession should have.
    6. Apply acquired knowledge to solving hypothetical and actual problems.
    7. Distinguish relevance and irrelevance in relation to evidence from other disciplines and their application to the legal framework.
    8. Assess the relative weight of competing arguments and information.
    9. Develop a capacity to analyze legal documents.
    10. Show commitment to personal development and the ability to act independently in planning, researching, and executing legal projects.
    11. Present an argument or information in a clear and logical way and respond to counterarguments at an advanced level.
    12. Be able to use modern technologies to develop legal knowledge and skills.
    13. Work independently and in teams.
    14. Display a professional commitment to ethical practice

Curriculum and Program Structure

In order to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Law, a student must successfully complete 142 credit hours of coursework. The distribution of the required courses and credit hours of this program is as follows:


Type of Requirement


·     University Requirements


·     College Requirements


·     Specialization Requirements






  • University Requirements

    Students working towards a BA degree must complete a total 37 credit hours in University requirements. These are distributed as follow:

    ·         6 credits of Arabic: ARAB 101, and ARAB 201.

    ·         15 credits of English communication skills: ENGL 100, ENGL 101, ENGL 102, ENGL 203, and ENGL 206.

    ·         3 credits of social and cultural studies: SOCS 101 and / (A free elective course SOCS 201, SOCS 202, or SOCS 203).

    ·         3 credits of computing: IT 100.

    ·         6 credits of mathematics:  MATH 100, and STAT 100

    ·         1 credit of Physical studies: PHE 101

    ·         3 credits (A free elective course).

    College Requirements

     CSH requirements for the bachelor’s degree must complete 21 credit hours distributed as follows:

    ·         8 credits of English communication skills: ENGL 107, ENGL 204, and ENGL 241

    ·         3 credits of computing: CSC 100.

    ·         6 credits of legal studies: LAW 101, SOCS 210

    ·         3 credits of psychological studies: PSYC 101

    ·         1 credit of labor and career preparation studies: HUM 343

    Program Requirements

    Program specialization requirements consist of 84 credit hours: 78 compulsory credit hours and 6 elective credit hours distributed as follows.

    Compulsory Specialization Requirements: 78 credit hours distributed as follows.

    LAW 111, LAW 113, LAW 116, LAW 118, LAW 121, LAW 112, LAW 125, LAW 202, LAW 212, LAW 218, LAW 223, LAW 225, LAW 228, LAW 229, LAW 311, LAW 316, LAW 319, LAW 321, LAW 322, LAW 335, LAW 411, LAW 414, LAW 415, LAW 416, LAW 428, LAW 434.

    Elective Specialization Requirements: 6 credit hours to be chosen from the following list

    LAW 123, LAW 210, LAW 211, LAW 315, LAW 330, LAW 332, LAW 336, LAW 432, LAW 413, LAW 319.