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The general education requirements reflect AUK's liberal arts philosophy, and constitute an important component of all the bachelor degree programs offered at AUK. Most of the general education courses should be completed within the first two years of study.

Mission Statement For General Education

General education at the American University of Kuwait offers students a broad interdisciplinary learning platform for the acquisition, application, integration, evaluation, and production of knowledge, combined with intellectual and practical skills that render this knowledge useful. It provides the foundation upon which further academic and professional study is possible, and serves to create a student body that understands the interconnectedness of various academic disciplines. General education marks the beginning of the student's journey toward civic responsibility, leadership, and propensity for life-long learning.

Students must complete forty nine (49) general education credit hours in the following areas:

Forty nine (49) General Education credit hours in the following courses:


Credit hours

Course Code

English Language Requirement


[ E ]

Arabic Language and Culture Requirement


Language: [ A ]
Culture: [ K ]

Mathematics Requirement


[ M ]

Computer Science and Information Systems Requirement


[ T ]

Freshman Year Experience Requirement


[ L ]

Humanities Requirement


[ H ]

Social Sciences Requirement


[ S ]

Sciences Requirement


[ P ]

Each general education requirement is noted in the course description listings with a course code. This course code designates which area the course satisfies with regards to general education requirements. Grades earned in courses numbered 095 and below are not computed into the GPA, and the credit hours earned for these courses are not applied towards the total hours required for graduation.



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