Academic Catalog 2020–2021

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School of Arts & Sciences

Overview

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

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.

Dean

  • Cathia Jenainati, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

  • Haidar Harmanani, Ph.D.

Assistant Deans

  • Samer Habre, Ph.D.
  • Robin Taleb, Ph.D.

Chairs

  • Danielle Azar, Ph.D., Computer Science & Mathematics
  • Rima Bahous, Ed.D., Education    
  • Vahid Behmardi, Ph.D., Humanities
  • Victor Khachan, Ph.D.,  English
  • Jad Melki, Ph.D., Communication Arts   
  • Marwan Rowayheb, Ph.D., Social Sciences
  • Sima Tokajian, Ph.D., Natural Sciences

Associate Chairs

  • Nadra Assaf, Ed.D., Communication Arts
  • Dany Badran, Ph.D., English
  • Sami Baroudi, Ph.D., Social Sciences
  • Hussein Hassan, Ph.D., Natural Sciences
  • Azzam Mourad, Ph.D., Computer Science & Mathematics

Staff

  • 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

Minors

Non-Degree Programs

Contact Information

Beirut

  • Ms. Laila Ghorayeb

Senior Executive Assistant, Beirut campus

Byblos

  • 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.

 

* Pending completion of registration formalities with the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education