Academic Catalog 2018–2019

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School of Arts & Sciences


The School of Arts & Sciences stands at the core of LAU’s liberal arts tradition, and is home to the university’s oldest programs. Graduates from the School of Arts & Sciences are sought by diverse employers in all fields. Offering numerous degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the school strongly believes in the importance of reaching out to the community and practicing civic engagement.

Mission & Vision

The School of Arts and Sciences offers a rigorous and innovative education that embraces liberal arts and sciences through critical inquiry, creativity, and research. The School is committed to student centeredness, academic excellence, and the dissemination of knowledge. It aims to develop informed and civically engaged global citizens, and strives to graduate life-long learners, ethical scholars, scientists, professionals, and artists to lead in a rapidly evolving world.

School Administration

The School of Arts & Sciences has a presence at both LAU campuses, in Beirut and Byblos.

The school houses the departments of:

Furthermore, the school administers the:

The school is led by one academic dean assisted by three assistant deans, and the chairs and associate chairs of departments. The Dean is the chief academic officer of the school and provides leadership and supervision on all consequential functions that affect the progress of the school. The assistant deans work on school-wide functions and matters in coordination with the chairs. The chairs and the associate chairs provide leadership to the departments in order to enhance the quality and reputation of the department.


  • Nashat Mansour, Ph.D., Computer Science

Assistant Deans

  • Costantine Daher, Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences
  • Samer Habre, Ph.D., Mathematics
  • Iman Osta, Ph.D., Mathematics Education


  • Rula Diab, Ph.D., Foreign Language Education, Chair (Beirut), Department of English
  • Danielle Azar, Computer Science, Chair, Department of Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Sima Tokajian, Ph.D., Microbial Genomics, Chair, Department of Natural Sciences
  • Jad Melki, Ph.D., Journalism and Media Studies, Chair, Department of Communication Arts
  • Iman Osta, Ed.D., Education, Chair, Department of Education    Acting
  • Marwan Rowayheb, Ph.D., Political Science and International Affairs, Chair, Department of Social Sciences
  • Paul Tabar, Ph.D., Sociology, Chair, Department of Humanities

Associate Chairs

  • Ralph Abi-Habib, Ph.D., Biology, Associate Chair (Beirut), Department of Natural Sciences
  • Nadra Assaf, Ed.D., Education, Associate Chair (Byblos), Department of Humanities and Communication Arts
  • George Sadaka, Ph.D., English Literature, Associate Chair (Byblos), Department of English
  • Imad Salamey, Ph.D., Associate Chair (Beirut), Department of Social Sciences
  • Rony Touma, Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Associate Chair (Beirut), Department of Computer Science and Mathematics


  • Ms. Laila Ghorayeb, Senior Executive Assistant, Beirut
  • Ms. Nelly Abboud, Senior Executive Assistant, Byblos
  • Ms. Gioia Wehbeh, Assessment Officer

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate Majors

Graduate Programs


Non-Degree Programs

* Pending completion of registration formalities with the New York State Education Department.

Contact Information


  • Ms. Laila Ghorayeb

Senior Executive Assistant, Beirut campus


  • Ms. Nelly Abboud

Senior Executive Assistant, Byblos campus

Staff office hours are 8 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m (during fall and spring semesters). If you are calling from outside LAU, dial +961-1-786-456 and enter the extension when prompted.