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Freshman Program

The Freshman Year Program is designed for students who hold a high school certificate following a Non-Lebanese Baccalaureate Program based on 12 years of schooling starting with Grade One. Lebanese applicants must submit an official permission from the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education before joining the freshman program. High school diplomas or certificates that are based on less than twelve years of schooling starting with Grade One are not recognized.

Upon successful completion of the Freshman Class, students are required to satisfy the requirements of the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education and of Beirut Arab University to qualify for registration in the academic major of their choice and start in one of our Bachelor degree programs.

Rquirements to apply for the Freshman Program:

  vHigh school certificate based on 12 years of schooling starting with grade one, awarded by a government or private school and recognized by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education

 vSAT 1 minimum score: 1150

 vSAT 1 writing section minimum score: 380 

 vAn official permission from the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education for the Lebanese applicants

Requirements for enrollment of Freshman students in the first year of major study towards a Bachelor Degree at BAU (Sophomore):

 vSuccessfully complete 30 Credits in the Freshman class  

 vTotal of SAT 1 + SAT 2:  minimum score: 2600 for Freshman Arts; 2800 for Freshman Sciences  

 vThe equivalent of the Lebanese Secondary School certificate from the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education

 vPassing the BAU Entrance Exam

Program Specifications

The Freshman Program consists of 30 Credits and is offered as either Freshman Arts or Freshman Sciences. Students are required to confer with their advisors to ensure that the number of Credits and the types of subjects taken during their Freshman year are in compliance with the requirements of the “Equivalence Committee” of the Lebanese Ministry of Education. These requirements are as follows:

Category

Freshman Arts
(Credits)

Freshman Sciences (Credits)

Humanities

12

9

Mathematics

3

6

Natural Sciences

6

9

Social Sciences

3

3

Electives

6

3

Total

30

30

Program Courses

Freshman Sciences

Total

Credits

Course Title

Course No

 

6

3 Cr.

Introduction to Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

MATH 110

Mathematics

3 Cr.

Introduction to Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

MATH 111

9

3 Cr.

Introduction to Physics II

PHYS 120

Natural Sciences

3 Cr.

Introduction to Chemistry I

CHEM 110

3 Cr.

Introduction to Biology

BIOL 120

9

3 Cr.

Introduction to Arabic Literature

ARAB 110

Humanities

3 Cr.

Freshman English I

ENGL 110

3 Cr.

Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 110

3

3 Cr.

History of Modern Lebanon

HIST 110

Social Sciences

3

3 Cr.

 

Electives

30

30

Total

  Freshman Arts

Total

Credits

Course Title

Course No

 

3

3 Cr.

Introduction to Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

MATH 110

Mathematics

6

3 Cr.

Introduction to Physics II

PHYS 120

Natural Sciences

3 Cr.

Introduction to Biology

BIOL 120

12

3 Cr.

Introduction to Arabic Literature

ARAB 110

Humanities

3 Cr.

Freshman English I

ENGL 110

3 Cr.

Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 110

3 Cr.

Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 110

Social Sciences

3

3 Cr.

History of Modern Lebanon

HIST 110

Social Sciences

6

6 Cr.

 

 

Electives

30

30

Total

Study Plan   

Freshman Science

Freshman Arts

1st Semester

 

Course No

Course Title

CR.

Course No

Course Title

CR.

MATH 110

Introduction to Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

3

MATH 110

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

3

PHYS 120

Introduction to Physics II

3

PHYS 120

Introduction to Physics II

3

CHEM 110

Introduction to Chemistry I

3

 

BIOL 120

Introduction to Biology

3

BIOL 120

Introduction to Biology

3

PHIL 110

Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHIL 110

Introduction to Philosophy

3

ENGL 110

Freshman English I

3

ENGL 110

Freshman English I

3

Total

18

15

2nd Semester

MATH 111

Introduction to Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

3

ARAB 110

Introduction to Arabic Literature

3

ARAB 110

Introduction to Arabic Literature

3

Freshman English II or Elective

3

 

Freshman English II or Elective

3

HIST 110

History of Modern Lebanon

3

HIST 110

History of Modern Lebanon

3

PSYC 110

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

 

Elective

3

Total

 

12

 

15

List of Elective Courses 

Course No

Course Title

CR.

MATH 112

INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA

3 Cr.

BIOL 121

GENERAL BIOLOGY

3 Cr.

MGMT 110

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3 Cr.

ENGL 112

FRESHMAN ENGLISH II

3 Cr.

SOCI 110

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY I

3 Cr.

EON 110

FUNDAMENTALS OF ECONOMICS

3 Cr.

FSCS 110

FEASIBILITY STUDY

3 Cr.

MRKT 110

PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

3 Cr.

ARCH 110

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY

3 Cr.

ARCH 111

FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC

3 Cr.

ARCH 112

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING

3 Cr.

FREN 115

FRENCH LANGUAGE

3 Cr.

SOCI 113

FUNDAMENTALS OF COMMUNICATION SKILLS

3 Cr.

PEDI 110

INTRODUCTION TO ORAL AND DENTAL HEALTH

3 Cr.

NURS 110

PRINCIPLES OF FIRST AID

3 Cr.

NUTR 110

FUNDAMENTALS OF NUTRITION

3 Cr.

NUTR 110

INTRODUCTION OF FOOD SAFETY

3 Cr.

BLAW 110

FUNDAMENTALS OF LAW

3 Cr.

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