Dean's Message

    The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) at the American University of Science and Technology (AUST) offers undergraduate and graduate students the education that is apt to prepare them to attain rewarding careers and leading positions in this competitive world. Distinguished in their fields of expertise, our faculty are committed to lifelong learning, the integration of applied research and teaching, and the development of professionals who are productive, and ready to work in multidisciplinary teams. Our high job placement rates demonstrate the value of the Arts/Sciences degree from AUST.

    Home to more than 1600 undergraduate and graduate students, with 187 faculty and staff members, the FAS provides a valuable journey of learning and discovery across a broad range of Arts and Design, Humanities and Social Sciences, English Studies and Translation, Communication Arts, Teaching Diploma, Computer Science, and Information & Communications Technology.

    Nearly all of University’s undergraduate and graduate students interact with the FAS during their time at AUST through the various service courses that it offers: English, Mathematics, Computer Literacy, and Free Electives.

    Our Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Committee (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET),; we are looking forward to accrediting each and every major in the FAS by different prominent international accreditation bodies.

    To meet the rapid market changes, the FAS has introduced several new concentrations, minors, and professional diplomas, e.g. “Game Design and Programming” emphasis under the BS in Computer Science, “Restoration & Cultural Heritage” emphasis under the BA in Arts & Interior Planning, etc.

    In addition to these changes, the FAS has integrated in the undergraduate programs several professional certificates, thus providing students enough hands-on experience, e.g. Autocad 2D, 3ds Max, International Computer Driving License (ICDL), Linux Professional Institute (LPI 101), etc.

    The FAS has created an Innovation Center that supplies students with creative ideas in all specialties, needed to establish their startups on campus. The Center is fully equipped and allows students to take full advantage of all on-campus facilities. Students only need to enter armed with their creative ideas and the journey to becoming entrepreneurs begins.

    The Faculty has recently launched the MA in Communication Arts and is in the process of launching another MA in Design.

    I, as Dean of this faculty, encourage all students, old and new to always aspire to attain the highest levels of education; make AUST their second home; and, to be proud of their efforts and achievements. I also encourage students to explore AUST’s website to learn more about the vibrant and productive learning environment at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

    With all the best,


    Dr. Aziz M. Barbar

    Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

    American University of Science and Technology

    Tel: +961-1-218716/7 or +961-1-339302, Ext. 381


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