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The FNAS provides students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a modern and comprehensive education in all fields of natural and applied sciences This education develops both their theoretical knowledge and technical competence within the comprehensive objective of helping them build a rich cultural identity, sound citizenship, irreproachable morality and firm faith, in conformity with the University mission. Our full-time faculty members are predominantly Ph.D. holders who are engaged in research, teaching, curriculum development and academic administration. Curricula are constantly adjusted to meet acknowledged academic standards and to go along with new advances in didactics and research. The FNAS subscribes to a sizable number of scholarly journals to keep up with new scientific, technological, pedagogical and cultural developments. The science laboratories and the computer center are endowed with modern equipment that is regularly upgraded.

Academic Departments and Degree Programs

The FNAS consists of the following departments:
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Department of Physics & Astronomy
  • Department of Sciences

The Undergraduate Program

Each undergraduate program offered at the FNAS is composed of three components:
  • Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC)
  • Core and Major Requirements
  • Free Elective Requirements

Undergraduate Degrees

The Department of Computer Science offers undergraduate programs leading to the degrees of:
  • BS in Business Computing (94 credits);
  • BS in Business Computing (concentration: Management Information Systems) (94 credits);
  • BS in Computer Science (94 credits);
  • BS in Computer Science (concentration: Information Technology) (94 credits);
  • BS in Computer Science (concentration: Computer Graphics & Animation) (94 credits);
  • BS in Geographic Information Systems (91 credits).

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers undergraduate programs leading to the degrees of:
  • BS in Actuarial Science and Insurance (94 credits);
  • BS in Mathematics (94 credits).

The Department of Physics & Astronomy offers an undergraduate program leading to the degree of:
  • BS in Physics (95 credits)

The Department of Sciences offers undergraduate programs leading to the degrees of:
  • BS in Biology (92 credits);
  • BS in Chemistry (92 credits);
  • BS in Environmental Science (92 credits).

The Department of Sciences also offers a Freshman Science program. This program leads to a certificate that is equivalent to the official Lebanese Baccalaureate Part II (Scientific Strands).


As of the academic year 2008 - 2009, the FNAS launched five minors in:
  • Actuarial Sciences - Department of Mathematics & Statistics
  • Applied Statistics - Department of Mathematics & Statistics
  • Mathematics - Department of Mathematics & Statistics
  • Biology - Department of Sciences
  • Geographic Information Science - Department of Computer Science
  • Physics - Department of Physics & Astronomy

Graduate Programs and Degrees

The FNAS offers graduate programs that lead to the degrees of:
  • MS in Astrophysics (Joint degree with USJ)
  • MS in Biology
  • MS in Computer Science
  • MS in Financial Mathematics
  • MS in Mathematics

FNAS Degree Programs at a Glance

The following table encapsulates, in alphabetical order, all programs of study offered by the FNAS along with the corresponding total number of credits required:
Programs of study Degrees, Minors & Certificates Credits
Actuarial Sciences BS 94
Actuarial Sciences
Actuarial Sciences
Actuarial Sciences
Minor 18
Astrophysics MS 36
Biology BS 92
Business Computing
BS 94
Business Computing (MIS)
BS 94
Chemistry BS 92
Computer Science
Computer Science
Computer Science (IT)
BS 94
Computer Science (CGA)
BS 94
Environmental Science
BS 92
Freshman Science
Certificate Min. of 30
Financial Mathematics
MS 33
Geographic Information Systems
BS 91
Geographic Information Systems
Minor 15
Mathematics  BS 90
MS 33
Physics  BS 95
Physics Minor 16
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