College of Arts & Sciences
Professor Bashar Ibrahim, Dean
Dr. Harun Aydilek, Associate Dean
The College of Arts and Sciences at the Gulf University for Science and Technology is dedicated to
1. providing students with a high-quality education that prepares students for life and careers.
2. promoting students’ capabilities through critical and independent thinking, confident communicating and creative problem-solving.
3. stressing an outstanding learning environment that stimulates personal interactions between faculty and students.
4. fostering community outreach, collaboration, research and creative endeavors.
5. preparing a diverse student body to be leaders and engaged citizens.
The College of Arts and Sciences aspires to be a College of first choice, for prospective students and faculty, through offering renowned programs, fostering inclusive excellence, and cultivating critical and creative thinkers.
Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the academic heart of the Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST). In this college’s vibrant environment, you will find a rich diversity and dynamic intellectual community of faculty, staff, and students where you gain high-quality education which spans the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The CAS is made of the five Departments of Computer Science, English, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mass Communication and Multimedia, and Mathematics and Natural Sciences. We offer internationally recognized and accredited degrees in a total of 6 majors. The Computer Science program is accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The Mass Communication and Media program is accredited by the American Communications Association (ACA). The general education courses in English, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Mathematics and Natural Science are in the process to be accredited by the American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE).
GUST is a highly ranked university in the Arab world and the region and as the largest college within the University, the CAS is a major driver of this excellence. With a network of diverse faculty members spanning the global community, the College derives new strengths through its partnerships – local, regional, national, and international by supporting research and teaching initiatives that engage with issues facing our broader communities.
We leverage our strengths to provide a friendly and productive environment for faculty and students alike. The CAS further ensures that students have equitable access to the opportunities available, so they can prepare for success in their degree. We support researchers in seeking seed funding, and research that enables faculty to build partnerships across disciplines. We uniquely promote undergraduate research activity through faculty/student mentorship and collaboration.
We are grateful for the dedication of our faculty and staff, and for our talented students and alumni who continue to bring meaning to our mission and service to the Kuwaiti community, and beyond.
Finally, I encourage you to explore the college's website to learn about our programs, and to visit our campus and feel the difference.
Bashar Ibrahim, Dean
College of Arts & Sciences offers the following five-degree programs:
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
- Bachelor of Arts in English Education
- Bachelor of Arts in English Linguistics/Translation
- Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
Each program has been identified as essential for meeting specific demands of future Kuwaiti growth and development. In addition to providing solid academic frameworks in their respective disciplines, these programs provide GUST students with in-depth instruction in the integration of Information Technology into their specific fields. Each of these degree programs is designed to prepare students to achieve professional and personal success through their acquisition of lifelong learning skills, enabling them to achieve optimal personal development and to contribute to the development of their community and humanity.