COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

OFFICE OF THE DEAN

Dean

Dr. Ali Charara

Associate Dean, Administration

Dr. Bashar Zogheib

Assistant Dean, Curriculum

Dr. Katherine Hennessey

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Ms. Magdalene El Neaman

Senior Faculty Support Coordinator

Ms. Dalia Hassaan

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.   

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Students entering the College of Arts and Sciences as freshmen or transfers, except those admitted as visiting students or non-degree students, select one of the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BE)

There are three major areas of study in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of these major areas is comprised of both degree- and non-degree-offering departments, as shown below:

ARTS AND HUMANITIES

  • Department of Art and Graphic Design
  • Department of Communication and Media
  • Department of English
  • Department of Arabic and Foreign Languages
  • Department of Music and Drama

SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING

  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Department of Math and Natural Sciences

SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Department of International Relations
  • Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Gulf Studies Certificate Program