The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

Social Sciences

About the department

The department of Social Sciences at LAU is one of the leading academic entities in the field in the Middle East. It is an interdisciplinary department with faculty committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction across the social sciences. In addition to the degree programs, the department offers a rich variety of courses in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum and specialized coursework in the area of women’s studies. 

The department also houses the Institute for Migration Studies in LAU’s Beirut campus, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary, research-based, educationally minded, policy-driven and network-oriented work.

Degrees and programs offered

The department offers four Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) programs in political sciencepolitical science/international affairspsychology, and social work; a Master of Arts (M.A.) in international affairs,migration studies, and interdisciplinary gender studies; and six minors in conflict analysis and resolutionlegal studiespolitical science/international affairspsychologysociology, Gender Studies , Social Work and Community Development.


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