Freshman Class Program

FRESHMAN PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The Freshman Class Program functions under the supervision of the Office of the Academic Dean. Students who apply for the Freshman Program are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits during the course of one academic year. The program includes subjects in Arabic (unless officially exempted), English, Humanities, Math, Natural Science, and Social Science and Religion.

For Lebanese students in particular, all courses and the number of credits taken during the freshman year must be in compliance with the specifications set by the equivalence committee of the Lebanese Ministry of Education. Upon successful completion of the program and all requirements, students receive the Lebanese Baccalaureate equivalence from the Lebanese government. All requirements for the Freshman Class Program must be completed before students can advance to the sophomore level. The credits earned in the Freshman Class Program may not be used towards the equalization of the undergraduate degree program earned at the University.

All Lebanese students who wish to enroll in the Freshman Class Program, whether in the arts track or in the science track, must note the following requirements:

Arts Track Requirements

The arts track courses for students majoring in Business Administration, Education, English, Graphic Design and Digital Media, Religion, and Theology are:

Arts Track Cr
3 credits from:
CLST210 History of the Ancient World 3
CLST220 Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations 3
CLST232 Western Civilization II 3
CLST231 Western Civilization I 3
CLST240 History and Culture of the Arabs 3
6 credits from:
ARAB211 Arabic Language Skills 3
ENLG212 English Composition II 3
ARAB140 General Studies in Arabic 3
ENLG211 English Composition I 3
ENLG110 Introduction to Academic English 3
3 credits from:
ENLG268 World Literature in English 3
ENLG280 Drama 3
ENLG310 Creative Writing 3
ENLG250 Literary Genres 3
PHIL210 Introduction to Philosophy 3
ENLG267 Literature for Children and Adolescents 3
3 credits from:
RLGN212 Jesus in His Time and Ours 3
RLGN274 God and Human Life 3
PHIL241 Ethics in Modern Society 3
RLGN213 Old Testament Survey 3
RLGN282 Introduction to World Religions 3
RLGN214 New Testament Survey 3
6 credits from:
HLED110 Principles of Healthful Living 2
BIOL112 Survey of Biology 4
CHEM112 Survey of Chemistry 4
BIOL111 Survey of Biology 3
CHEM111 Survey of Chemistry 3
3 credits from:
PSYC201 General Psychology 3
SOCI210 General Sociology 3
3 credits from:
CPTR208 Foundations of Information Technology 2
CPTR210 Foundations of Information Technology 3
SOCI101 Learning for Life 1
MATH115 Calculus I 3

Science Track Requirements

The science track courses for students majoring in Computer Science and Information Systems are:

Science Track Cr
3 credits from:
CLST240 History and Culture of the Arabs 3
CLST232 Western Civilization II 3
CLST210 History of the Ancient World 3
CLST231 Western Civilization I 3
CLST220 Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations 3
6 credits from:
ENLG211 English Composition I 3
ARAB140 General Studies in Arabic 3
ARAB211 Arabic Language Skills 3
ENLG212 English Composition II 3
ENLG110 Introduction to Academic English 3
3 credits from:
RLGN213 Old Testament Survey 3
RLGN282 Introduction to World Religions 3
RLGN274 God and Human Life 3
RLGN214 New Testament Survey 3
RLGN212 Jesus in His Time and Ours 3
PHIL241 Ethics in Modern Society 3
6 credits from:
BIOL111 Survey of Biology 3
CHEM111 Survey of Chemistry 3
PHYS103 Survey of Physics 3
HLED110 Principles of Healthful Living 2
BIOL112 Survey of Biology 4
CHEM112 Survey of Chemistry 4
3 credits from:
PSYC201 General Psychology 3
SOCI210 General Sociology 3
3 credits from:
CPTR210 Foundations of Information Technology 3
CPTR208 Foundations of Information Technology 2
SOCI101 Learning for Life 1