UNIVERSITY CATALOG
2016-2017



OVERVIEW


Mission

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is committed to cultivating lifelong learning that empowers students to pursue technical competency in professional fields, self-awareness, a sense of civic and moral responsibility, and a breadth of vision in the tradition of liberal arts education. The College offers quality undergraduate programs leading to bachelor degrees (BA, BE and BS).

Vision

The vision of CAS is to become a leading College in the region that offers innovative, quality, undergraduate liberal arts education and that excels in teaching, research and service.

Values

The values of the College of Arts and Sciences are:
Excellence in Education:  Provide students with an education that integrates the goals of the liberal arts and specialization in specific academic disciplines. 

Scholarly Research and Creative Activity:  Encourage and support research and creative activity that maintains high standards of education, attracts quality faculty, and promotes student's research skills.

Leadership & Integrity:  Foster within the college community the values of leadership, intellectual curiosity, ethics, civic responsibility, and respect for diversity.

Program Accreditation

ACCREDITATION BOARD FOR ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY (ABET)
The BE degree program in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. www.abet.org.

AMERICAN ACADEMY FOR LIBERAL EDUCATION (AALE)
The American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE) Board of Commissioners has awarded the American University of Kuwait international accreditation for the following disciplines: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and the University General Education Program. www.aale.org.

COMMISSION ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM ACCREDITATION (CEA)
The Intensive English Program (IEP) at the American University of Kuwait is accredited by the CEA since August 2009. In 2014, the CEA granted the IEP 10-year re-accreditation. www.cea-accredit.org.

ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR BUSINESS SCHOOLS & PROGRAMS (ACBSP)
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has awarded the American University of Kuwait full accreditation for its Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program. ACBSP is a specialized accrediting organization that reviews the quality and integrity of business degree programs. It is dedicated to improving the quality of business schools and programs around the world, and ultimately to improving the practice of business in every industry around the world. www.acbsp.org.

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