American Univesity of Beirut

Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, AUB’s oldest and largest faculty, encourages students to be inquisitive and critical, teaches them how to speak, how to write, how to learn, how to present opposing views, and how to navigate ambiguities.​

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​FAS is home to 16 different departments offering 27 bachelor’s and 31 master’s degrees as well as 45 minors in the humanities, natural sciences, quantitative thought, and social sciences, in addition to 4 PhD programs (in Arabic language and literature; Arab and Middle Eastern history; cell and molecular biology; and theoretical physics). Eleven research centers, institutes, and programs and the​ central core laboratory fall under the FAS umbrella. ​Through its teaching and research, FAS promotes free inquiry, critical thinking, academic integrity, civic engagement, and respect for diversity and equality.​


    Each of the four divisions of FAS has its own interests and methods, and contributes to AUB's general mission through research innovation, excellence in education, and dedication to service. ​

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