About CAS

Welcome to the American University of Kuwait and the College of Arts and Sciences. The college offers the University’s General Education curriculum, and excellent undergraduate programs leading to bachelor’s degrees (BA).

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the American University of Kuwait (AUK). The CAS offers 3 types of Bachelor degrees: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Engineering (BE), and Bachelor of Science (BS), and provides the students with an opportunity to major or minor in more than 10 areas of study. Our goal is to create an environment where students can thrive and gain a comprehensive education which spans the sciences, humanities, arts and social sciences, and also refines their paths towards academic excellence and personal achievement. Teaching, learning, and exploring are supported by outstanding faculty members and dedicated support staff.

As the liberal arts heart of AUK, the CAS has a rich history of providing the general education requirements for every undergraduate student at AUK. The general education educates the students on the principles of critical thinking, understanding data, and effective communication; and also provides them with the skills, knowledge, breadth and depth of understanding they need to navigate in life. By completing course work in a major field of interest, students are equipped with transferable skills that benefit them wherever their professional and personal ambitions lead. Students are also prepared to become engaged citizens and leaders in an ever-changing global economy beyond the walkways of AUK's campus.

On behalf of the College of Arts and Sciences, I thank you for your interest in studying at AUK and wish you success in your higher education pursuits. To gain additional insight into the college, campus life and specific programs, please explore the rest of AUK website.

Dr. Ali Charara,
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

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 a bachelor’s degree.

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.

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 students’ research skills.

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

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. For additional information, visit the AALE website: www.aale.org

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at the American University of Kuwait is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) since August 2009. In 2014, CEA granted the IEP a 10-year re-accreditation. For further information about this accreditation, visit the website: www.cea-accredit.org

The Bachelor of Arts in Design (Concentration in Graphic design) received Substantial Equivalency from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). For further information about this, visit the website: https://nasad.arts-accredit.org/directory-lists/substantial-equivalency-programs/