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            The School of Pharmacy, School of Business, School of Arts & Sciences, School of Engineering, and School of Education are the available degrees offered at the Lebanese International University (LIU). Each school has a different academic procedure to fit each school. Also found at LIU is the freshman program.

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The School of Arts & Sciences

Letter from the Dean

Dear All

        It is my pleasure to welcome with enthusiasm all of our students who are exploring this catalogue to plan their program of study, or interested in changing major, and to those who are pursuing these pages to learn more about LIU.

        The school of Arts and Sciences provides its students with an educational background that enhances critical and creative thinking both scholarly and artistically. The pursuit of knowledge, wisdom, intellectual freedom, artistic expression, and enhancement of cultural and spiritual lives of individuals is our first priority. This is done by encouraging analytical and creative thinking, and by providing a friendly environment where students feel at ease following their dreams and communicating with their instructors.

         The school of Arts and Sciences consists of even departments (Biological and Chemical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Computer Science and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Fine Arts and Design, and Communication Arts), with seventeen different majors. There are advisors for each program whose ultimate goal is to make sure to assist students if any help is needed. We are here to help you make the right choices in line with your future plans and ambitions. Our ultimate goal is to make sure that you receive priceless quality education while providing a rich and friendly atmosphere where the relationships you make are unforgettable. We also aim to foster and maintain quality academic programs that keep pace with growing technological advances and educational methods. In the coming years, parts of this catalogue will be updated to stay in touch with our aspiration. New majors might open and other interesting and challenging courses will be offered.

        We will be pleased if you choose to join our university in which education, learning, culture, and knowledge are celebrated.

We hope to see you soon.

Sincerely yours,

Tarek Harb, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Arts and Sciences


            The programs offered by the School of Arts & Sciences at the Lebanese International University enable the students to develop expertise in its major areas of: Fine Arts & Design, Communication Arts, Biological, Physical and Basic Sciences. The faculty offers various courses of study at the undergraduate and graduate level. The programs of study are dynamic in order to keep pace with the rapidly evolving technology. The qualified and experienced school members are dedicated to providing theoretical as well as practical knowledge of high standard in a stimulating atmosphere. Students in this school are encouraged to explore a wide area of academic interests and to acquire varied research abilities.

Programs of Study
            The School of Arts & Sciences includes the following different Majors:

Physical Sciences: Biological Sciences: Diploma in Biomedical Science: Computer Science & IT Food Science: Fine Arts & Design Communication Arts
Mathematics Biology Medical Laboratory Technology Computer Science Nutrition and Dietetics Graphic Design Translation & Interpretation
Physics Biochemistry -

Information Technology

Food Science and Technology Interior Design Radio & TV
Chemistry Biomedical Science - - - - Public Relations
- - - - - - Journalism
- - - - - - Advertising
           

Degrees Offered
            The School of Arts & Sciences offers programs leading to the Bachelor Degrees in all major areas listed above. The School also offers a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology as a Graduate Program.

Admission Requirements

            Applicants must pass the Lebanese Baccalaureate Part II or its equivalence as specified by the Lebanese Ministry of Education. They are required to sit for various placement tests (undergraduate and graduate) in addition to the University English Placement Test or the International TOEFL.
For more details, or for any other inquiries: sas@liu.edu.lb

 

The School of Business

Message from the Dean

        It is with great pleasure that we present you with the School of Business Catalogue. This edition of the catalogue has been re-edited to integrate most of the material that prospective and current students, faculty, or members of the business community may need to know. You will find that our school embraces the core values of teaching, research, and service in all of our endeavors.

        LIU School of Business has eight departments and offers Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration. The School is located in eight campuses spread all over Lebanon to make university education available to the greatest segment of the population. Our enrollment has steadily increased over the last six years, and the School is currently at its highest enrollment since its inception, with approximately 5000 students, across all degree levels. Students participate in the varied University activities available on campus. Our faculty is devoted to high quality instruction in a caring environment and is interested in encouraging and supporting intellectual development, enhancement of wisdom, character, and leadership among our students.

       At LIU School of Business, we are committed to developing values-centered business leaders for contemporary business practice through education that is entrepreneurial in spirit, ethical in focus, and global in orientation. Our focus on leadership, grounded in such core values as integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion, has been an integral part of our growth and guides us today as one of the largest graduate business schools in Lebanon.

       The course of study is designed to prepare students to serve effectively in the various business domains, and to provide a foundation that will enable them to assume higher levels of responsibility as they gain experience and demonstrate ability. The School of Business prepares students in the fundamentals of business and provides an excellent steppingstone to a specialized business degree program. Earning your Master's or Bachelor's degree at LIU School of Business will challenge you, inspire you, and ultimately enable you to achieve your potential for both personal and professional growth. We invite you to join us as we continue to distinguish ourselves as one of the leading business schools in the region.

Welcome to the School of Business.

Farid Abdallah, Ph.D.

Dean of School of Business

            The course of study in the School of Business is designed to prepare students to serve effectively in management positions, and to provide a foundation that will enable them to assume higher levels of responsibility as they gain experience and demonstrate ability. Because the School of Business trains students on the fundamentals of business, it provides an excellent steppingstone to a specialized Business Degree Program, once a student chooses a professional path. Students are offered an ambitious, yet nurturing environment that prepares them for well-rounded, meaningful lives, as well as long-term success in their careers in the future.

Programs of Study

            The School of Business offers the following licensed different Departments/Majors/Concentrations:
>> Undergraduate
>> Graduate

Degrees Offered

           The School of Business grants Bachelor of Business Administration Degrees in all the programs of studies listed above. In addition, the School of Business grants Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance, Business Management, Accounting Information Systems, Marketing and Management Information Systems.
Student must successfully complete 99 credit hours (3-year program) for the Bachelor's Degree, and additional 39 credits hours (2-year program) for a Master's Degree.

Graduation Requirements

           In the Bachelor of Business Administration programs, students must successfully complete a minimum of 99 credit hours, as indicated below:

  1. A minimum of 24 credit hours of General Education Required courses.
  2. A minimum of 42 credit hours of Core Business Required courses (Minimum 40% of total credit hours requirements) with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  3. A minimum of 33 credit hours of Major Required courses (minimum 25% of total credit hours requirements) with a minimum of 2.00 in both the Major GPA and the Cumulative GPA.

In the Master's Degree of Business Administration programs, students holding a Bachelor degree in Business Administration related majors must successfully complete 39 credit hours (500 or above Business courses) as indicated below:

  1. A minimum of 21 credit hours of Core Required courses
  2. A minimum of 12 credit hours of Major Required courses
  3. A minimum of 6 credit hours of Major Elective courses

For more details, or for any other inquiries: sob@liu.edu.lb

 

 

The School of Education

Message from the Dean

        The School of Education's mission focuses on the improvement of learning and teaching in educational settings. We value the importance of teaching and research within a major research university. Striking such a balance depends on three key ideas: focusing our research squarely on the improvement of educational practice, offering high quality programs of instruction for present and future educational practitioners, and collaborating directly with other educators to improve practice. The idea of this balance is incorporated in our mission.

       To pursue this mission, three goals guide our decisions and actions. These goals call for the School to focus its work on issues of learning and teaching, offer exemplary programs of instruction, apply knowledge to improve educational practice, and increase diversity in staffing and curricula. In discussing each goal, we will first elaborate on the challenges from which it arises and then outline our recent improvements and new developments designed to achieve it.

 

Goal 1: The School of Education will focus its strength on issues of learning and teaching in educational settings.

 

Goal 2: The School of Education will create and maintain programs of instruction that are intellectually powerful, coherently organized, effectively taught, and valued by students.

 

Goal 3: The School of Education will create and apply knowledge to improve professional practice.

Anwar Kawtharani, Ed.D.

Dean of School of Education

            The mission of the School of Education encompasses two principle concerns: teaching and research. First, we prepare and train teachers to work with children, parents and other adults in a range of educational settings and fields. Teachers are trained: to understand children and their needs; in methods and techniques of teaching; and to obtain adequate knowledge of the subject matter. Second, we place particular emphasis on addressing educational problems on the local and national levels. This is in order to contribute in the national educational development process.
            The School of Education programs are informed by the belief that the aim of the educator is to link academic knowledge and professional training with practice. To achieve this purpose, our students undertake supervised practical training experiences during the third and fourth years of their study.

Programs of Study

            The School of Education offers the following majors or programs of study:

Undergraduate Program  
Teacher Education (focuses either on Math & Physics or Chemistry & Biology)
TEFL (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language)
Instructional Technology
Childhood Education  
English Language & Literature  
   

 

Graduate Program  
Teaching Diploma
Master of Education in Curriculum Design
Master of Education in Educational Management
Master of Education in TEFL  
   

Degrees Offered

           The School of Education offers the following degrees: Bachelor's of Education, Teaching Diploma and a Master's of Education. Students must complete a minimum 99 credit hours (a 3-year program) for the bachelor's degree, 24 credit hours (a one year program) for a teaching diploma and 39 credit hours (a two-year program) for a master's degree.

Admission Requirements


           Application must pass the Lebanese Baccalaureate II (any strand) or its equivalent as specified by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education. They are also required to sit for an English Placement Exam or the International TOEFL.

Graduation Requirements

           The BA in the School of Education requires students to complete 99 credit hours. These credits are divided as follows: 24 credit hours of General Education Requirements (GER); 42 credit hours of Teaching Area Requirements (TAR); 33 credit hours of Teacher Education Core Requirement.
For more details, or for any other inquiries: sed@liu.edu.lb


The School of Engineering

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Engineering at the Lebanese International University.

The School of Engineering mission is to train and qualify future engineers for successful careers.
All of our faculty, staff and academicians are united by a common desire to make that mission accomplished.

The School of Engineering fosters research and sustains an active faculty body that promotes excellence.
Our graduate students are prepared to pursue higher education in various engineering fields.

In addition to technical and professional development, the School of Engineering integrates ethical education in
all curricula.

Being a current or new student, a parent or an employer, we would like you to be a partner with us in promoting excellence.

Amin Haj-Ali, PhD, MCITPM

Dean of School of Engineering




The link to School of Engineering is: soe.liu.edu.lb


Degrees Offered


          The School of Engineering comprises five departments that provide various programs.

The School includes the departments of  
Computer & Communications Engineering (CCE)
Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE)
Electronics / Emphasis on Biomedical Engineering (BENG)
Industrial Engineering (IENG)
Mechanical (ME)  
Surveying (SURV)  
   


          Degrees are offered at various undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Lebanese International University offers the Preparatory Certificate in Sciences (freshmen). In general, emphasis is placed on training in the fundamental principles that equip engineers to deal competently with the manifold problems they will meet in the practice of their professions.


Schools Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Program


          Application for admission must be made before the end of September each year. Applicants may be assessed and selected at any time of the year based upon their Baccalaureate II, Lebanese System, examination results and/or based on their Grade 12, American System, examination results, and/or their Baccalaureate Technique examination results. The admission to School of Engineering is subjected to the following conditions.

Baccalaureate II, Lebanese System

         A candidate should have earned the Lebanese Baccalaureate with an overall average of at least 50 %, the category of the Lebanese is listed below:
1.    General Science
2.    Natural Science
3.    Social Science
4.    Humanities
5.    Baccalaureate Technique (BT); can only continue in the relevant filed of the baccalaureate technique 

Entrance Examination

         Any candidate who has met the requirement of Clause in 3.1 is required to sit for an Entrance examination and pass the TOFEL with a minimum of 535 and satisfy the University English Requirements, UER. The entrance test(s) include the following subjects:
1.    Mathematics
2.    Physics
3.    Chemistry


Assessments of Entrance Examinations

         Scores a candidate earned from the governmental examination and entrance examination are averaged, that is, the weights of governmental examination and entrance examination are fifty percent respectively. Averaged result of each of the subjects is compared to the following table and the candidate is placed accordingly.

School of engineering Rejection & Placement Criteria (Only Lebanese Baccalaureate or its equivalency)

Subject Score Placement
MATH 0 - 25 Rejected
MATH 26 - 59 MATH 160 (Remedial-Calculus I)
MATH 60 - above Exempted
PHYS 0 - 19 Rejected
PHYS 20 - 59 PHYS 160 (Remedial-College)
PHYS 60  - Above Exempted
CHEM 0 - 19 Rejected
CHEM 20 - 49 CHEM 160 (Remedial)
CHEM 50  - Above Exempted
     

Note: A General Engineering Student can only change major using UMS if and only if his/her Major GPA is 2.0 and above and has twelve credits left from General Engineering.

Classification


         Any candidate who was exempted fully from the aforementioned passing criteria is accepted in General engineering; after one semester in general engineering the student will select one of the aforesaid majors (degrees offered in schools and degrees for engineering). However, the selection of the major is subjected to school's approval and the student might be advised to choose a different major.
Any candidate who is accepted and placed in remedial courses, will be in General Engineering, however, the candidate cannot choose a major unless all remedial courses are passed.

Graduate Program

         A pplications for admission in a master program should be submitted before the end of September and definitely before of the end of the first week of fall semester. However, applicants may be assessed and selected at any time of the year based upon their bachelor's degrees.

Lebanese International University Students

         Students who have earned their bachelor's degrees at the Lebanese International University are accepted in Master Programs if and only if their major and cumulative GPA is at least 2.0; however, the acceptance is subjected to the followings:

  1. An application must be submitted to the admission office.
  2. Admission office opens a file which must include:
  3. An official transcript. The transcript must prove that the student had been cleared for his/her bachelor degree.
  4. Admission office sends file to the School of Engineering. The file will be studied and returned to the registrar with either acceptance or rejection letter within 72 hours.
  5. School will return the file to registrar officer with the recommendations. The officer will be changing the major, entering all remedial requirements if any. Furthermore, the registrar officer and upon performing all the recommendations will open a file which includes the curriculum along with the acceptance letter. This file will be sent to school immediately.

Non-Lebanese International University Students

         Applicants who have earned their bachelor's degrees from institutions that have licenses from the ministry of higher education and their major GPA is at least 2.25, are welcome to continue their masters at the Lebanese International University. However, the acceptance is subjected to the following conditions:

  1. An application must be submitted to registrar office.
  2. The registrar office opens a file which must include:
  3. An official transcript that is mailed by the institution.
  4. A certified degree, that is, approved from the ministry of higher education
  5. Certified Identification
  6. The registrar office sends the file to the School of Engineering which includes the result of English Examination. A designated registrar officer sends this file to the school. The file will be studied and returned to the registrar with either acceptance or rejection letter within 72.
  7. School will return the file to registrar officer with the recommendations. The officer will be fully responsible for changing the major, entering all remedial requirements if any. Furthermore, the registrar officer and upon performing all the recommendations will open a file which includes the curriculum along with the acceptance letter. This file will be sent to school immediately.

Transfer Students

Undergraduate Students:

         Students who wish to continue their bachelor's degrees at the Lebanese International University are welcomed into the various programs provided that the acceptance is subjected to the followings:

  1. An application must be submitted to the admission office, at least one week prior to starting the semester and at most at the last day of the first week of the semester.
  2. Admission office opens a file which must include:
  3. An official transcript, along with the Lebanese baccalaureate or its equivalence. 
  4. Legal Identification
  5. Admission office sends file to the School of Engineering along with the English Examination result. The file will be studied and returned to the registrar with either acceptance or rejection letter within 72 hours. A designated registrar officer sends this file to the school.
  6. School will return the file to registrar officer with the recommendations. The officer will be fully responsible issuing an ID for the student along with the pertinent curriculum, and entering all transferred courses along with all remedial requirements if any. Furthermore, the registrar officer and upon performing all the recommendations will open a file which includes the curriculum along with the acceptance letter. This file will be sent to school immediately.

Course Transfer Criteria

         Courses taken at universities and institutions accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education can, in principle, be accredited by LIU. Course transfer criteria adapted by the School of Engineering are as follows:

  1. Transfer of undergraduate credits from other institutions to LIU should not exceed 49 % of total required credits, and not more than 50 % of the major courses; the remaining 51 % of credits must be taken at LIU.
  2. Description of courses taken at other universities is needed to determine whether a course is transferable or not. This is necessary because course codes and titles can be misleading.
  3. Transfer of credits can be accepted only by Dean/Chair, provided courses were taken at an accredited university/institution and it is a straightforward transfer, that is, no course can be accepted for another course.
  4. A candidate who earned a Bachelor degree in computer or communication in science can be accepted in an engineering bachelor program. The maximum number of credits that can be transferred is sixty-four.  Furthermore, the same rules apply for candidates holding a degree from Diplôme Universitaire De Technologie DUT.
  5. A candidate who earned a Bachelor degree in engineering and wishes to continue his master but in different field of engineering is subjected to rule d.
  6. A candidate who has earned a degree in science form the Lebanese University LU (Four years) can directly join the master program with some remedial courses if needed.
  7. A candidate who has earned a degree from Institue Universitaire De Technologie IUT can directly join the master program if and only if the candidate wishes to continue in the same domain, otherwise rule d applies.
  8. Transferable courses are subject to passing grades shown in table below:
Name of Institution Minimum Grade BS
American System C & above
French System 60 % & above
Lebanese University /Faculty of Science 50 % & above
Lebanese University/ Faculty of Engineering 60 % & above
Beirut Arab University 70 % & above
Institue universitaire de technologie 60 % & above
Centre universitaire de technologie 70 % & above
   

School Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate Program

         An undergraduate student can only graduate upon the fulfillment of one hundred and eight credits besides having a major and cumulative GPA of two (70 %) and higher.

Graduate Program

         A graduate student can only graduate upon the fulfillment of fifty two credits besides having a major and cumulative GPA of two (70 %) and higher.
For more details, or for any other inquiries: soe@liu.edu.lb


 


The School of Pharmacy

Letter from the Dean

       The Pharmacy profession has passed through many changes throughout history; from the traditional use of plants and other spiritual remedies to the highly advanced application of biotechnology and gene therapy. This great development in drug investigation and pharmaceutical exploration set new challenges for pharmacists to deal with and to make use of.

       Over the past few years we worked very hard to establish a program which enables our graduates to become a new asset in the healthcare system. The school is staffed with motivated and dedicated instructors who employ their knowledge and experience to facilitate the learning process and to stimulate students' interest and attention toward the program. Classrooms and laboratories are equipped with new and advanced equipments which support and serve the learning procedure.

       And with the fact that our students come from different socioeconomic backgrounds and are highly motivated to pioneer and to serve their societies, this made our school acknowledged by public and private institutions and our graduates are highly recognized by national and international pharmaceutical companies. It is worth to mention as well that our graduates' performance in the national colloquium exam was outstanding with 100% passing rate and with highest scores attained.

Mohamad Rahal, PhD,

Dean of Pharmacy

        The School of Pharmacy, at LIU, is well established and accredited. It accepts students in both Bekaa and Beirut Campuses. The aim of the school is to prepare pharmacists with a high standard knowledge and practical experience in pharmacy practice. Pharmacy students will practice to keep up the knowledge with challenges and inventions encountered in  the  pharmacy  profession, and  practical  experience  that  motivates  pharmacists  to communicate, discuss,  and evaluate drug application in disease management with other healthcare professionals.

        The first and second years broaden the students’ knowledge in basic biological, physical and chemical sciences and general education. The third, fourth and fifth years provide students with pharmaceutical education. Students learn about normal and abnormal physiological systems and drug interactions. They also gain knowledge about the origin of drugs, their physiochemical systems and pharmacological properties, and therapeutically using them in diseases. Students will have the opportunities to practice drug dispensing and patients’ counseling in community and hospital pharmacies as well as in the university pharmacy dispensing lab. Through their clinical clerkships, they will obtain skills which enable them to communicate and discuss, with other healthcare professionals, the selection of the most appropriate medicine for every patient. In the sixth year, students gain more experience in clinical drug application at different divisions of healthcare units at well established, high standard hospitals’ wards.

Program of Study

        The program includes the following courses:

Pharmacy courses  
Introduction to drug information
Pharmacy Practice
History and Ethics
Pharmaceutical Calculations  
Pharmaceutical Analysis  
Medicinal Chemistry  
Pharmacy Practice (patient assessment and drug dispensing)  
Pharmacy Management and Marketing  
Pharmacognosy  
Pharmacology  
Toxicology  
Pharmacokinetics & Biopharmaceutics  
Pharmacy Seminar  
Pharmacogenomics  
Pharmacoeconomics  
Pharmacotherapeutics  
Pharmacy Practice Experience  
Professional Communication  
Non-prescription Drugs  
Pharmacy law  
   
Biology courses  
General biology
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Pathophysiology
Microbiology  
Medical Biochemistry  
   
Chemistry courses  
General chemistry
Basic and Functional Group Organic Chemistry
Quantitative Analysis
   
Other Courses  
Computer
Biostatistics
English
Social Sciences
   

Degrees Offered

        The School of Pharmacy at the Lebanese International University offers two degrees, Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD).
BPharm is a five-year program (179 credits)(undergraduate pharmacy table) allowing graduates to practice the pharmaceutical profession and to register in the Lebanese Order of Pharmacists.

        PharmD is a six-year program (209 credits, one year after the BPharm) (graduate pharmacy table). It provides pharmacists with a good clinical and community experience in patient monitoring and consultation with other healthcare professionals.

Admission Requirements

        Applicants to the School of Pharmacy at LIU, should hold the Lebanese baccalaureate (General  Sciences or  Life  Sciences) or  its equivalent  as  specified  by   the  Lebanese  Ministry  of  Education. They are also required to complete the international TOEFL or the university English Placement Test and to pass the school entrance exams in biology and chemistry.

        For more details, or for any other inquiries, please don’t hesitate to send an email to sop@liu.edu.lb.





           

 

 

   

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