FAFS is organized into three departments that offer outstanding undergraduate and many graduate programs in various disciplines. The departments of Agriculture, Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management, and Nutrition and Food Sciences.At FAFS, we promote interdisciplinary educational programs and we encourage students to think holistically outside narrow disciplines and seek collaboration and partnership with other Faculties. This is evident in our interfaculty programs and in the collaborative research we conduct.Researchers and students at the Faculty are involved in international collaborations that span the globe. Much of the region's pioneering work in nutrition and dietetics, landscape, environment and natural resource management, and community and rural development has been conducted by FAFS faculty and students in fields and laboratories
Offering degrees in the humanities, natural sciences, quantitative thought and social sciences, in addition to four PhD programs (in Arabic Language and Literature; Arab and Middle Eastern History; Cell and Molecular Biology; and Theoretical Physics this faculty offers world-respected teaching in arts and science. Building upon its rich tradition, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences is determined to position itself at the heart of free inquiry in the Middle East. Free and critical thinking is central to the faculty’s teaching, its research, its engagements with the wider community, and its commitment to the thoughtful transformation of all of its activities and structures. The faculty’s enhanced undergraduate programs will graduate innovators with a breadth of vision who can be agents of positive change wherever they live and work.
The Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (FEA) is the leading school in the Middle East offering undergraduate and graduate programs contributing to the advancement of the engineering and architecture knowledge through teaching and research, and providing services to the community at large, while addressing the needs of Lebanon and the region. All degrees are accredited by the US-based Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.. ABET is an internationally recognised accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. The accreditation demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing its students with quality education.
Established in 1954, the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) was the first school of public health in the Arab region. It engages in a rich array of relevant interdisciplinary research, community-based public health projects, and policy dialogues in Lebanon and the region. FHS provides students with multiple opportunities for interaction with committed faculty members, who are actively engaged in research, practice, and community service activities. Our professors take an interest in their students; follow their progress; and assist them in academic and professional matters alike. FHS hosts the Graduate Public Health Program (GPHP), which provides advanced training in public health to prepare professionals, both practitioners and academicians, to competently assess, research, and respond to the health needs and public health issues in Lebanon and the region. The program applies multidisciplinary and community-based research as well as community service to improve instruction, to advance knowledge, and to address the public health issues and needs of the population served. The GPHP became accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in 2006 and was reaccredited in 2012 for seven years.
The Rafic Hariri School of Nursing (HSON) aspires to become the leading school of nursing in Lebanon and the region; nationally and internationally recognized for excellence in education, research, and service. The school is committed to offering cutting-edge culturally relevant and internationally recognized graduate and undergraduate education, fostering life-long learning and scholarship, developing the leaders in nursing and health care, and attracting a competent and culturally-diverse student body.The Mission of the HSON s to promote and maintain the highest educational standards of excellence, integrity, and professionalism in nursing, following the American model of nursing education and practice. The School aims to provide learning opportunities that will enable students to develop into competent nurses who respect cultural diversity while coordinating and delivering high quality, compassionate nursing care in Lebanon and the region, guided by ethical principles. The faculty believes education is an interactive process between faculty and students with both taking responsibility for active learning.The undergraduate and master's programs at the HSON are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). HSON is the first school to be accredited by CCNE outside the US territories
The BBA program is for university entrants focused on translating their thinking and interests into career opportunities in business. The program combines business and arts and sciences in a rigorous learning environment to help students gain a holistic understanding of the social, cultural and economic environment in which they operate. The curriculum's liberal arts-based operational focus is deeply grounded in analytics, while emphasizing soft skill areas such as leadership, decision-making and ethical reasoning.After becoming the first business school in Lebanon and the hundredth in the world to be accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – in April 2009, OSB is now internationally recognized as being among the top 5% of business schools worldwide. OSB continues to sharpen its focus on pursuing high quality research, excellence in the design and delivery of academic programs, academic innovation and continuous improvement.
The Faculty of Medicine was established to give properly qualified candidates, particularly from Lebanon and the Near East, the opportunity for sound education in both the art and science of medicine. The Faculty of Medicine offers a Medical Doctor (MD) Program as well as numerous graduate medical programs.