School of Arts & Sciences
Offering three academic programs, as well as the university-wide General Education Program, the School challenges students to explore the range of the Humanities and Social and Natural Sciences, while building their skills and confidence in different languages and scientific and educational methodologies. Majors in other disciplines and colleges inevitably discover that, no matter what college they belong to, a solid foundation in Arts & Sciences is key to success in their own fields and endeavors. Arts & Sciences is the cornerstone of higher education – it is the most important element necessary for the genuine growth and development of humanity. As the largest academic unit in the university, the School of Arts and Sciences provides the heart of AURAK’s academic experience.
Faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences promote a passion for intellectual discovery, a lifelong love of learning, and a respect for self and others. Our faculty are internationally recognized scholars whose publications push the boundaries within their fields and define what it means to be a scholar. Here, the students of Arts & Sciences know that they are receiving cutting-edge instruction from an extraordinarily diverse range of faculty members. The advantage of Arts & Sciences at AURAK is that we provide students with the opportunity to engage with faculty in small, personal communities, directly from the source itself, with immediate access to faculty on an individual level. At other institutions faculty of this caliber are much less accessible to the student body. The learning environment provided by AURAK is rare in the academic world today, and produces graduates who are ahead of their competition in both reputation and their ability to succeed.
Academic Programs and General Education
The School of Arts and Sciences offers the following undergraduate and graduate degree programs:
Undergraduate Degree Programs:
Graduate Degree Program:
The School also administers the General Education Program, which is a requirement for all AURAK students.
Teaching Emphases and Future Prospects
The world is changing, and students today face challenges unheard of only a short time ago. A university education is essential for success in that new world. Arts & Sciences provides strong language and communication skills necessary in a growing global economy, excellent critical and problem solving abilities, and a firm ethical foundation. These skills and values are embedded in the General Education Program, and strengthened by courses in each of our academic programs.
Capitalizing on the university’s economic, industrial, and academic connections spanning the entire United Arab Emirates, our programs require students to complete an internship. This process gives students the hands-on training they need to enable employers to appreciate the quality of training received at AURAK. More importantly, it develops the skills and contacts students need to take the next step within their chosen professions. Again, the internship opportunities provided here are special to the AURAK experience and not a significant requirement at many other institutions of Higher Education, giving our students an advantage when entering their chosen profession.
With experienced teachers and renowned scholars, a wide range of academic possibilities, and a proven track record for steering graduates towards professional success, AURAK’s School of Arts and Sciences offers students the opportunity of a fulfilling university career and truly bright prospects for their futures as graduates.
Dr. Steven J. Zani
Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences