The Preparatory program at BAU aims to prepare newly admitted students who need intensive English language preparation and/or science courses before starting their undergraduate study program.
The student may derive many benefits from taking part in the preparatory program. If he comes from cultural backgrounds in which studying and teaching is done in different ways from what he will find at BAU, preparation study methods will lead to a better chance of academic success afterwards.
The preparatory program also allows the student to adapt to university life in Beirut before he starts his major academic studies.
The specific objectives of the program are:
v To improve English Language proficiency and develop the student’s skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening in English for academic purposes.
v To review, reinforce and consolidate the student’s knowledge of mathematics and basic sciences.
v To familiarize the student with the various undergraduate majors available and their requirements of admission, including study skills and discipline.
The duration of the Preparatory Program is one year, divided into two regular semesters along with the freshman program and remedial courses.