College of Arts and Sciences

Officers of the College:
- Imad Zbib, PhD University President/Acting Dean
- Dima Dabbous, PhD Assistant Dean

The College of Arts and Sciences is the intellectual hub of Phoenicia University (PU), emphasizing liberal arts education and offering academic programs in specific disciplines. Dedicated to excellence in teaching, learning and research, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) aims to contribute to sustainable socioeconomic development in Lebanon and in the region, by graduating effective communicators, lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and innovative, responsible citizens. In addition to its main role, the College plays a dual role by facilitating the delivery of a number of electives and major electives (e.g. English courses, statistics courses, and math courses) for various programs across all colleges.

The College is led by a Dean who oversees four departments: Department of Basic Sciences, Department of Humanities, Department of Mathematics and Informatics and Department of Social Sciences.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) offers a variety of academic programs, as follows:

Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Communication and Social Media

Bachelor of Sciences (BS) degree in Informatics/Computer Science

Post-Bachelor Teaching Diploma (TD) in Secondary Education in:

  • Informatics
  • Social studies

Post-Bachelor Teaching Diploma (TD) in Special Education where the focus is on the education of exceptional learners, specifically students with learning disabilities.
 

Mission

The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences is to offer a solid liberal arts education across the humanities, the social sciences, and natural sciences. The College's goal is to develop students’ critical thinking, communication skills, technical and professional skills, and intercultural and cross-cultural skills, while prompting their ethical conduct as they become active citizens in a complex, and rapidly changing world
 

Objectives

  • Cultivate PU students’ interdisciplinary perspectives and prepare them for a lifetime of critical inquiry and learning by offering courses in humanities, basic and applied sciences, and social sciences
  • Develop students’ generic skills- such as effective oral and written communication, information and communication technology (ICT) skills, collaboration, problem solving, and creativity
  • Equip students with the requisite knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become independent learners, analytical thinkers, and problem solver
  • Enhance students’ intellectual and moral capabilities and their sense of self-confidence, professional and civic responsibility
  • Promote faculty members’ research in various disciplines
  • Partner with the local community through a variety of programs and activities
     

Degrees

CAS offers two degrees: