Typically, in the American system of higher education, the College of Arts & Sciences is the largest and most comprehensive college. At AUIB, the College of Arts & Sciences will offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Depending on their course of study, students will graduate with either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.
The College of Arts & Sciences at AUIB will require students to complete a set portfolio of liberal studies course credit hours. Specific subjects relate to the needs of accreditation guidelines and foundation course requirements across various academic programs.
Students in all Colleges at AUIB will take select liberal studies courses in the College of Arts & Sciences as part of their first one- and two-year general education requirements.
Along with traditional paths pursuing graduate studies, a growing international trend is observed in undergraduate liberal studies degrees as a foundation for both professional careers and practical education, such as medicine and law. Overall, every program of study at AUIB should be based on a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences. Across disciplines, faculty members will challenge students to think beyond the textbook and to write and speak persuasively about issues that matter. As they mature intellectually, students will develop a passion for lifelong learning and a growing commitment to creating positive change.
Regionally relevant subject areas will include: