American University of Beirut

Freshman Guide

​On behalf of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to AUB and to wish you a happy and successful future. This pamphlet is designed to help you answer any questions that you may have regarding the freshman program offered at AUB. If on reading it, you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact your adviser.

Freshman Program

The freshman program requires completion of 30 credits, whether the student remains in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences or shifts to another faculty. Students intending to major in a subject within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences may be accepted as provisional majors on completion of 24 credits.

Credit Load

Freshman students are allowed a maximum load of seventeen credits per semester and 9 credits during the summer term. English course requirements must be taken as of the first semester at the university. Students who wish to register for more than 17 credits must petition the Student Academic Affairs Committee for permission to do so. Requests are handled on a case-by-case basis.

University Requirements

English​

All new students at AUB are placed in one of the English communication skills courses (ENGL 102 or ENGL 203) based on their score on the TOEFL, the AUB-EN (EEE), or the SAT Evidence-Based Reading. A student placed in one of the courses in the sequence (ENGL 102, ENGL 203, and ENGL 204) has to do that course and all following courses. During the freshman year students are required to take a minimum of three credits in English at level 200 or above (either ENGL 203 or ENGL 204 depending on placement). English 102 and ENGL 204 may be considered electives for freshman students to complete their freshman program in addition to ENGL 203. Students who take ENGL 203 and/or ENGL 204 in their Freshman year should take any 3-credit replacement course in its place.

Mathematics

Freshmen students will be placed in the appropriate math courses through a proficiency placement based on their Math SAT score. A math placement test MPT offered by the math department is available for students who wish to improve their initial placement. The policy for the mathematics placement is as follows:
• Students with a Math SAT score of at least 700 will be placed in Math 101.
• Students will have the option to take Math 203 or Math 101 Intensive if they choose to do so.
• Students with a Math SAT score between 570 and 690 will be placed in MATH 101 Intensive unless they opt to take the AUB-MPT. In that case, a score of at least 70% will guarantee placement in MATH 101.
• Students with a Math SAT score of at most 560, or without a Math SAT score, will be placed in MATH 203. These students may still opt to take the AUB-MPT. In that case they will be placed in MATH 203, MATH 101 Intensive or MATH 101, according to the result in the test:
• a score of at least 70% will guarantee placement in MATH 101
• ​a score of at least 60% will guarantee placement in MATH 101 Intensive

Arabic

All students who have been admitted to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and whose native language is Arabic must satisfy the Arabic Language Requirement (ALR) - except for those students who have completed their secondary education in a non-Arabic medium program and who receive exemption from the Office of Admissions. Students may apply for exemption to the Office of Admissions any time before the end of the registration period. Non-exempted students entering at the level of the freshman class must take three credits in Arabic at the 100 level, and their performance in this course (or in the two freshman Arabic courses if taken) determines their required Arabic course at the sophomore level. Students exempted from the Arabic Language Requirement should replace this requirement by taking any 3-credit course in Humanities or any language course including Arabic as a foreign language.

Faculty Requirements

To complete 30 credits for the freshman class, every freshman student must take at least one course in the following areas of study: humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, plus departmental requirements that allow him/her to qualify for a major beginning with the sophomore year. See Table 1 for the distribution of these requirements in the various academic units of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and other faculties.

Freshman Equivalence

The Freshman Equivalence equates your freshman year to the Lebanese Baccalaureate. The Equivalence Committee requires that out of the thirty (30) freshman credits nine (9) must be in the humanities and social sciences with at least three (3) credits in each of these two areas. The Committee further requires that the thirty (30) freshman credits should include six (6) credits in the natural sciences and mathematics with at least three (3) credits in the natural sciences.

The Equivalence Committee of the Lebanese Ministry of Education requires applicants to the freshman class, given that they have received permission to pursue higher education based on a foreign program, to take the SAT I.

At the time of registration for the freshman class, students should check with their advisors to ensure that the number of credits and types of subjects taken during their freshman year are in compliance with the specifications of the Equivalence Committee of the Lebanese Ministry of Education.

The total score of the combined redesigned SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Mathematics, must be at least 950 for the sciences track and at least 870 for the arts track.

Upon completion of the freshman class at AUB, students who have secured this permission are entitled to have their freshman class equated to the Lebanese Baccalaureate by the Equivalence Committee of the Ministry of Education. Students must provide evidence of having received the Lebanese Baccalaureate, or its equivalent, for promotion to the sophomore class or equivalent classes in other faculties/schools.

Checklist Requirement

Students should go to their advisors once at the end of each semester to fill out the Requirement checklist. Upon completing the 30 Freshman credits and major requirements, the requirement checklist (found on our website) must be filled out with the help of your Academic Advisor and sent to the registrar's office (registrar@aub.edu.lb​​) in order to be promoted to the Sophomore year.

FYEx@AUB

The Freshman Year Experience (FYEx@AUB) is designed to ensure success in the Freshman Program at AUB. It supports your transition to the university, guides major selection, enhances community building, and matches you to endless opportunities on and off campus. The modules are self-paced, interactive, and offer a head start in both personal and career journeys!

FYEx@AUB has two main components:

1.      Main Modules
The two main modules are the Freshman-Year Success Workshop Series and the Freshman-Year Seminar. 

  • Freshman-Year Success Workshop Series
The workshop series aims to help you transition into university life, adapt to a constantly dynamic world, and effectively navigate your social, educational and career journeys. The workshop series (2-3 hours online) will cover the following topics: 
Leadership in a Changing World--Teamwork and Conflict Resolution--Time Management and Work-Life Balance--Major and Career exploration 

  • Freshman-Year Seminar
This module is in collaboration with the AUB Writing Center. It aims to orient students towards practices of writing and working with texts that are essential in liberal arts education. It is structured around intensive writing, reading, and small group discussions, to support the acquisition of research, analytic, and communication skills needed for a university education.

2.      Freshman Interest Group Modules:

Modules offered by Freshman Interest Groups are optional short intense (two-week) online courses offered during Winter and Summer Semesters. The FIGS modules facilitate the applications of academic subjects in the 'real world'. Students can only sign up for one FIG during each semester.​

Coding with applications to Visual ​​Arts—Entrepreneurship -- Math in the Real world-- Robotics

Freshman Courses

Students are recommended to take electives from the following list of courses. Most of these courses have been specifically designed for and are open only to freshman students. Students who wish to take courses numbered 200 and above (not listed below) may do so exceptionally with the approval of their advisers.  Freshman level courses listed below are arranged according to the different areas of study:

HumanitiesAHIS 150, ARAB 101, ARAB 102, AROL 101, CVSP 110, CVSP 111, CVSP 112, ENGL 101, ENGL 103, ENGL 104, ENGL 105, ENGL 106, ENGL 107, ENGL 108, HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 103, HIST 104, HIST 200, MUSC 150, PHIL 101, PHIL 102, SART 150, SOAN 103, THTR 100, and AGSC 105, LDEM 107 and LDEM 108 (from the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences).
MathematicsMATH 101, MATH 101I, MATH 102 and MATH 203.
Note: If you are placed in MATH 101I you must register for MATH 101.
Natural SciencesBIOL 101, BIOL 102, BIOL 104, BIOL 105, BIOL 106, CHEM 101, CHEM 101L, CHEM 102, CHEM 102L, CHEM 200, GEOL 101, GEOL 102, GEOL 103, GEOL 104, GEOL 106, PHYS 101, PHYS 101L or PHYS 103, PHYS 103L, PHYS 200, ENHL 200 (from the Faculty of Health Sciences), and NFSC 123 (from the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences).
Social SciencesECON 101, ECON 102, PSPA 101, SOAN 101 and PSYC 101.
ElectivesAs necessary to add up to 30 credits in total (e.g.: CMPS 101).  See Table 2 and Table 3 below for requirements to transfer into a major.

Courses Numbered 200 and Above

Some courses numbered 200 and above are suitable for freshman students. Note, however, that these courses are also open to sophomores, juniors and seniors and therefore may be more competitive than courses offered at the 100 level.  Such courses include those that are freshman requirements (see above) and those that are listed in Table 1 and Table 2.

Transfer to a Major in FAS 

Freshman students wishing to select a prospective major in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences may do so after they have completed at least 24 credits as Freshman and satisfied the “requirements for selection of a prospective major" as listed in Table 2 and provided they are not on academic probation.
Qualified students should submit a “change of major" petition available on the FAS Online Petition and Forms System (OPFS): https://epetitions.aub.edu.lb/ords/f?p=101:101 after the semester grades are issued. If the petition is approved, the selected major becomes effective at the beginning of the semester for which the request is made.

Transfer to Other Faculties

Any freshman student who wishes to transfer to another faculty must complete the freshman program (30 credits), including faculty requirements as shown in Table 3.

​Premedical Students

The minimal premedical requirements include biology with laboratory (7 credits), chemistry with laboratory (15 credits including 8 credits of organic chemistry), physics and basic electronics with laboratory (8 credits), English (6 credits at AUB or exemption), social sciences and/or humanities (6 credits). To facilitate applications by non-science majors and from diverse fields of study, some courses taken in the Lebanese Baccalaureate Program may count towards fulfillment of the premedical core course requirements. Table 4 presents the recommended courses depending on the major of study at AUB.​ 

​Deadlines for receiving applications for admission to other faculties

For AY 2023-24 admission: April 02, 2024 – April 30, 2024.  See online application on Registrar's website for specific deadline - http://www.aub.edu.lb/registrar/Pages/index.aspx[DA1] 

Inter-faculty transfer Fall 2023-24 second intake applications17 July - 14 August
Inter-faculty transfer Fall 2023-24 second intake faculty decisions17 August - 23 August
Inter-faculty transfer Fall 2023-24 second intake Student confirmation25 August – 29 August​

Important Dates to Remember

(Please refer to the University Calendar for possible changes in dates)

Drop and Add for the Fall semester 2023-24August 29 - September 01
Advising for Spring 2023-24November 06 – November 10
Last day for withdrawal from courses for the Fall semesterNovember 17
Spring 2023-24 on-line course registrationNovember 14 - December 08
Advising and on-line course registration for Winter session 2024November 09 – November 13
Drop and Add for the Winter session 2023 - 24December 19
Last day for withdrawal from courses for the Winter sessionJanuary 12
Drop and Add period for the Spring Semester 2023-24
January 19 - January 26
Advising for continuing students for the Summer 2023-24 and Fall 2024-25April 16 - April 18
Last day for withdrawal for Spring SemesterApril 11
Fall 2024-25 online course registration for continuing studentsApril 29 - August 09

Table 1: Credit requirements for completion of the freshman program as per majors offered at AUB

MajorEnglish Level 200ArabicHumanitiesMathNatural SciencesSocial SciencesElectives
Applied Mathematics 3 3 3 6 9 3 3
Arabic 3 6 3 3 6 3 6
Archaeology 3 3 6 3 6 3 6
Art History 3 3 6 3 6 3 6
Biology 3 3 3 313 3 2
Chemistry 3 3 3 6 13 3 0
Computer Science 3 3 3 6 6 3 6
Economics 3 3 6 6 6 3 3
Education 3 3 6 3 6 3 6
English Language 3 3 6 3 6 3 6
English- Literature 3 3 6 3 6 3 6
Geology 3 3 3 6 10 3 2
History 3 3 6 3 6 3 6
Mathematics 3 3 3 6 9 3 3
Petroleum Geosciences 3 3 3 6 11 3 1
Philosophy 3 3 6 3 6 3 6
Physics 3 3 3 6 9 3 3
Political Studies 3 3 6 3 6 3 6
Psychology 33 6 3 6 3 6
Public Administration 3 3 6 3 6 3 6
Sociology-Anthropology-Media Studies3 3 6 3 6 3 6
Statistics 3 3 3 6 9 3 3
Studio Arts 3 3 6 3 6 3 6
Agribusiness 3 3 3 39 3 6
Agriculture 3 3 3 3 11 3 4
Architecture 3 3 3 6 9 3 3
Business 3 3 6 3 6 3 6
Chemical Engineering 3 3 3 6 13 3 0
Engineering 3 3 3 6 9 3 3
Environmental Health 3 3 3 3 43 11
Food Science and Management3 3 3 3 11 3 4
Landscape Architecture 3 3 3 39 3 6
Health Communication3 3 6 3 3 6 6
Graphic Design 33
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Medical Audiology Sciences frozen as of Fall 2021-223336735
Medical Imaging Sciences 3 3 3 6 7 3 5
Medical Laboratory Sciences 3 3 3 6 9 3 3
Nursing 3 3 3 6 9 3 3
Nutrition and Dietetics 3 3 3 3 11 3 4

Table 2: Requirements to join a major in the FAS from the freshman class

Department/ Major

Requirements1

Some useful electives2

Applied Mathematics
a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in MATH 101 and 102, and a minimum grade of C+ (or 2.3) in MATH 102

MATH 201

Arabic

a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in ARAB 101 (and 102 if taken)

Archaeology
a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in English courses taken in the freshman yearAROL 101 and 201
Art History a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in English courses taken in the freshman yearAHIS 150 and SART 150

Biology

 

 

a minimum grade of B in each of the following: BIOL 101 and BIOL 102, CHEM 101, CHEM 101L, PHYS101 or PHYS 103, and completion of MATH 101; and a minimum overall average of 2.3 (or C+) in the freshman year

STAT 210 and CMPS 209​

Chemistrya minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in CHEM 101, CHEM 101L, CHEM 102, and CHEM 102L; and a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in MATH 101 and 102; and the completion of PHYS 101 and PHYS 101L 

Computer Science

a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in MATH 101 and 102

CMPS 201 and MATH 211

Economicsa minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in MATH 101 and MATH 102, and a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in English courses taken in the freshman yearECON 101, 102, 211, 212, and CMPS 209
Educationa minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in the freshman year 
English Languagea minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in English Language courses taken in the freshman yearENGL 107, ENGL 108
English Literaturea minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in English Literature courses taken in freshman yearENGL 101, 103, 104, 105, and 106​
Geologycompletion of MATH 101, 102, CHEM 101, CHEM 101L, GEOL 101, a third science course, and a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in the freshman yearGEOL 101, 102, 201, or 203
Historya minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in English courses taken in the freshman yearHIST 101, 102, 103, or 104
Mathematicsa minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in MATH 101 and 102, and a minimum grade of C+ in MATH 102

MATH 201

 

Media and Communicationa minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in the freshman year, a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in English courses taken in the freshman yearMCOM 203

Petroleum Geosciences
completion of MATH 101, 102, CHEM 101, 101L, 102, 102L, GEOL 101, and a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in the freshman year
GEOL 101, 102, 201, 203, ECON 101, 102, 203, and SOAN 201
Philosophy
a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in English courses taken in the freshman year 
PHIL 101 or 102
Physics
a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in English courses taken in the freshman year 
PHIL 101 or 102
Physics
a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in PHYS 101 and 101L, and a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in MATH 101 and 102 
CMPS 201
Political Studies
a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in the freshman year, and a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in English courses taken in the freshman year  
PSPA 101 and PSYC 101
Psychology
a minimum grade of B in PSYC 101 or 201, a minimum grade of B in ENGL 203, a minimum grade of B in ENGL 204 (if taken) and an overall average of 3.0
​PSYC 101, PSPA 101, 201, 202, PHIL 201, CMPS 206, ECON 203, and one of STAT 201 or EDUC 227

Public Administration
a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in the freshman year, and a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in English courses taken in the freshman year
PSPA 101 and PSYC 101
Sociology & Anthropology
a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in English courses taken in the freshman year
SOAN 101, 103, PSPA 101, HIST 101-104, ARAB 101, 102, ENGL 101-109 and PHIL 101,102
Statistics
a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in MATH 101 and 102, and a minimum grade of C+ in MATH 102
MATH 201
Studio Arts
a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in English courses taken in the freshman year
AHIS 150 and SART 150

  1. Overall average takes into consideration the highest grade of a repeated course.
  2. It is recommended that elective courses numbered 200 and above be taken in the third semester.

​Table 3: Requirements to apply for a major in another faculty

Major/ FacultyRequirements1Some useful electives
Agribusinesscompletion of MATH 101 or MATH 203, any combination of Natural science courses totaling 9 creditsCHEM 2002 and courses in the humanities
Agriculturecompletion of MATH 101 or MATH 203, CHEM 101, CHEM 101L, CHEM 102, CHEM 102L, and BIOL 101  CHEM 2002 and courses in the humanities
Architecture3completion of MATH 101 and 102, any combination of science courses totaling 9 credits, and overall average of at least 3.3 in the freshman yearan elective in the humanities or social sciences4
Businessa minimum cumulative average of 3.0 (or B) in at least 24 credits during the freshman year, and a minimum grade of B in any one of the following courses: MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 203 (Refer to Mathematics Department for course requirements)

ECON 101, 102 and ECON 211 or 212 and BUSS 101

 

Chemical Engineering3completion of MATH 101 and 102, CHEM 101, 101L and 102, 102L, PHYS 101 and 101L, and a cumulative average of at least 3.3 in the freshman yearan elective in the social sciences
Engineering3completion of MATH 101 and 102, CHEM 101, 101L, PHYS 101, and PHYS 101 L, and a cumulative average of at least 3.3 in the freshman yearan elective in the humanities or social sciences4

Environmental Health​​​

completion of MATH 101, CHEM 101 and CHEM 101L
ENHL 200, PHYS 101/1035 and BIOL 1015
Food Science and Management completion of MATH 101 or MATH 203, CHEM 101, 101L and 102, 102L and BIOL 101, and a cumulative average of at least 3.0 in the freshman yearCHEM 2002 and courses in the humanities.

Graphic Design3

 

completion of the freshman program and a cumulative average of at least 3.3 in the freshman year2ECON 203, EDUC 211, ENGL 213, PHIL 211, SOAN 201, and PSYC 202
Health Communicationa minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in the freshman year, a minimum cumulative average of 2.3 (or C+) in English courses taken in the freshman year 
Landscape Architectureany combination of science courses totaling 9 credits, completion of MATH 101 or MATH 203 with a minimum grade of C+ in each and a cumulative average of at least 3.0 in the freshman yearAn elective in each of geology, chemistry, and biology
Medical Audiology Sciences
completion of PHYS 103 and 103L, MATH 101, MATH 102 and BIOL 101
CHEM 1015 and CHEM 101L5
Medical Imaging Sciences
completion of PHYS 103 and 103L, MATH 101, MATH 102 and BIOL 101
CHEM 1015 and CHEM 101L5
Medical Laboratory Sciences
completion of MATH 101 and 102, CHEM 101, CHEM 101L, CHEM 102, CHEM 102L and BIOL 101
PHYS 1035 or PHYS 101
Nursing
completion of one of the two following combinations: either MATH 101 and MATH 102, CHEM 101, CHEM 101L and BIOL 101 or MATH 203, MATH 204, CHEM 101, CHEM 101L, and BIOL 101
Courses open to freshman students, except SOAN 201 and PSYC 201
Nutrition and Dietetics
completion of MATH 101 or MATH 203, CHEM 101, 101L and 102, CHEM 102L and BIOL 101, and a cumulative average of at least 3.0 in the freshman year. Admission is by selection of the most promising eligible applicants
CHEM 2002, SOAN 201, and courses in the humanities. 


  1. The overall average takes into consideration the highest grade of a repeated course.
  2. Students cannot receive credit for both CHEM 200 and CHEM 201.
  3. An average of 3.3 is required for your application to be considered for admission; however, an average of 3.3 does not guarantee acceptance. Acceptance to the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture is very competitive and the pool of applicants differs each term.
  4. Refer to Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture section of this catalogue.
  5. For students following premedical track​​

For students following premedical track, Table 4: Recommended premedical core courses according to field of study (GR Catalogue23-24 pp 555-556)​

Premedical RequirementsAUB CoursesBiology MajorChemistry MajorPhysics MajorOther Majors
English
(6cr)
ENGL 203 (3cr)
ENGL 204 (3cr)
X
XX
X
Humanities + Social Sciences (6cr)Fulfilled by the general education requirements of the University which include 6 credits in the humanities/6 credits in CVSP courses and 6 social sciences creditsX
XXX
Biology
(7cr)
BIOL 101 (3cr) or equivalentX
XX
X
BIOL 201 (4cr)XXXX
Physics
(8cr)
PHYS 101 (4cr) + PHYS 101L (1cr) or equivalentX
XX
X
PHYS 204 (3cr) + PHYS 204L (1cr) or PHYS 205 (3cr) + PHYS 205L (1cr)X
  
X
PHYS 211 (3cr) + PHYS 211L (1cr) X  
PHYS 210 (3cr) + PHYS 210L (1cr)  

X

 
Chemistry
(15cr)
CHEM 101 (3cr) + CHEM 101L (1cr) or equivalentX
XXX
CHEM 201 (3cr)X
XX
X
CHEM 211 (3cr)XXXX
CHEM 212 (3cr)XX
X
X
CHEM 210 (2cr)X X
X
CHEM 225 (4cr) X
  


MCAT. A competitive score in the MCAT, which may be taken twice only, is required. If taken twice, the higher score is considered. The MCAT score must be available at the time the application is submitted. The MCAT has sections on the biological sciences, physical sciences, and social and behavioral sciences. Students are encouraged to review the content of the new MCAT and plan their studies accordingly, e.g., by taking additional courses in biology, chemistry, and physics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology, and the humanities, in consultation with their advisors.

  • Biology 200 is a very general course that does not prepare students well for the MCAT. Biology 201 and 202 provide better preparation, and students are advised to take both courses.
  • ​Premed students applying to the MIS and MAS programs are advised to take CHEM 101 and 101L and those applying to the MLS program are advised to take PHYS 103 or PHYS 101.

Freshman Credits Equivalent to AP

Subject*AUB Equivalent Freshman Courses
AP – BiologyBIOL 101(3cr) or BIOL 105 (4cr) or BIOL 106 (3cr)
AP - Calculus (AB)MATH 101 (3cr)
AP - Calculus (BC)MATH 101 (3cr) & MATH 102 (3cr)
AP – ChemistryCHEM 101 (3cr), CHEM 101L(1cr) & CHEM 102 (3cr), CHEM 102L (1cr)
AP - Economics (Mac)ECON 102 (3cr)
AP - Economics (Mic)ECON 101 (3cr)
AP - English Language & CompositionENGL 203 (3cr)
AP - English Literature & CompositionENGL 203 (3cr)
AP - English Literature & Composition AND English Language & CompositionENGL 203 (3cr) & ENGL 204 (3cr)
AP - Environmental ScienceGEOL 102 (3cr)
AP - History of Art (0319)AHIS 150 (3cr)
AP - Physics 1PHYS 103 (3cr)
AP - Physics BPHYS 103 (3cr)
AP - Physics CPHYS 101 (4cr)
AP – PsychologyPSYC 101 (3cr)
AP - US HistoryHIST 200 (3cr)
AP - World HistoryHIST 101 (3cr)

*Equivalence of AP requires a grade of 4 or 5
A maximum of 15 Freshman credits may be granted for AP subjects

Useful Links

Online AUB Catalogue (AY 2022-23)
FAS website
Freshman Checklists (according to intended major)
Online Petition and Forms System (OPFS)
Forms on the Registrar's office website​​

Useful Centers and Offices

Freshman Program Office

The Freshman Program Office coordinates matters related to the freshman program and assists with general inquiries.

Fisk Hall, 2nd floor, Room 211
Ext: 3089
Email: freshman@aub.edu.lb

FAS Student Services Office

The FAS Student Services Office, part of the FAS Dean's office, provides students with academic guidance as well as career counseling and placement services.

Lee Observatory Building
Ext: 3810
Email: as-stds@aub.edu.lb

Counseling Center

Personal counseling is offered to AUB students to help them identify and address their issues and problems. These may include anxiety, depression, grief, substance abuse, sexual abuse, eating disorders, relationship, and family problems, learning disabilities, or any psychological difficulty students might experience. In fact, there are no restrictions as to what can be discussed in counseling.

West Hall, 2nd floor, Room 210
Tel: +9611374374, ext. 3196
Email: counselingcenter@aub.edu.lb

Accessible Education Office

AUB strives to make learning experiences as accessible as possible. If you anticipate or experience academic barriers due to a disability (including mental health, chronic or temporary medical conditions), you are encouraged to contact the Accessible Education Office in order to help establish reasonable accommodations and facilitate a smooth accommodations process.

West Hall, 3rd floor, Room 314
Ext: 3246
Email: accessibility@aub.edu.lb

​The Writing Center

The Writing Center aims to enrich the culture of writing at AUB by conducting research and by supporting writers and teachers of writing. The center promotes writing as a tool for thinking, a way to demonstrate learning, and a means of expression. It offers free writing consultations to AUB undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff.

Ada Dodge Hall, Room 214 (off the terrace)
Ext: 3157
Email: writingcenter@aub.edu.lb

The Math Clinic

With the help of graduate students, the Math Clinic serves as a tutoring center to students. Students could prepare for their courses through guided tutoring.

Bliss Hall 3rd floor
Ext: 4210
Email: la16@aub.edu.lb​

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