AUA offers 4-year undergraduate degrees in Business, Computer Science, and English and Communications. In addition, pending WSCUC approval, AUA will launch the BS in Engineering Sciences program in Fall 2017. All programs are offered as part of a liberal arts education to assure that graduates are specialists and well-rounded individuals who can think critically and creatively, learn independently, understand different thought processes, work collaboratively, and communicate effectively with people from different cultures and disciplines. Students have the ability to pursue one track in their chosen major.

BA in Business

The BA in Business aims to provide students with a strong foundation in creative and critical thinking and decision-making skills to address complex real-world business problems. Graduates will be well equipped for positions in fields such as accounting, sales, marketing, economics, finance, and general management. The BA in Business also provides a solid foundation for entrepreneurship, admission to an MBA program, or further specialized studies in marketing, accounting, economics, finance, or other related disciplines.

The program offers a wide range of courses, both required and elective, that enables students to specialize in one of four tracks:

  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • General Business

Find additional information on the curriculum and courses here.

BS in Computer Science

The BS in Computer Science is designed to provide an integrated and interdisciplinary undergraduate degree that applies the theoretical rigor of mathematics and computational methods to real-life problems. Graduates will be well positioned to obtain jobs in industries such as IT, financial analysis, data analytics, or various emerging industries where computational tools are increasingly applicable. They will also be equipped to pursue further studies at AUA or other graduate schools worldwide.

Courses cover a range of topics from pure theory to hands-on applications include mechanics, artificial intelligence, dynamical systems, electromagnetism, cryptography, and computer graphics. Elective courses allow students to pursue one of two tracks or design their own program of specialized study: 

  • Applied Mathematical Modeling
  • Computer Science
  • General

Find detailed information on the curriculum and courses here.

BA in English and Communications

The BA in English and Communications aims to provide students with a strong foundation in English language and literature along with a critical understanding of contemporary media, while developing communication skills that can be applied in a range of contexts. Graduates will be well equipped for positions in public relations, advertising and corporate communications; journalism, publishing, and mass media; translation and interpretation. They will also be well prepared for graduate study in communications, language and literature, public administration, business administration, political science, international relations, law, and education. 

Students in the English and Communications program have the option of pursuing one of three tracks: 

  • Public Relations
  • Writing and Translation
  • General

Find detailed information on the curriculum and courses here

BS in Engineering Sciences* 

The BS in Engineering Sciences is designed to provide a multidisciplinary undergraduate degree that fuses core concepts from several traditional engineering disciplines empowering graduates to address challenges common to complex and integrated technological systems. Graduates may pursue career opportunities in Engineering and Product Design, Technology Management, Robotics and Mechatronics, Technology Startups, Hardware Development, Integrated Systems, Environmental and Resource Management, and Operations Management and Logistics. Graduates may also pursue further studies in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Data Science, Business Administration, and Environmental Engineering. 

Pending WSCUC approval, the BS in Engineering Sciences will launch in Fall 2017. Check back at the end of January 2017 for more detailed information regarding the program.  

General Education

The undergraduate degrees at AUA consist of two components: the major requirements and the General Education requirements. While the major gives students depth, specialization, and career preparation, General Education gives breadth and a foundation of general knowledge, perspectives, and skills for life. Students enrolled in undergraduate degrees at AUA will take general education courses in Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Quantitative Sciences, regardless of their majors. Both components of undergraduate education at AUA are carefully designed to assure that graduates are ready for life-long learning, whether in the classroom, on the job, or on their own.

Faculty

AUA’s faculty brings world-class education, teaching, and professional experience to the classrooms and students of the University. They hold advanced degrees from renowned universities including Cambridge, Columbia, Harvard, McGill, MIT, Moscow State, Stanford, Yerevan State, and others. They represent a range of professional experience including CEOs of leading local companies, entrepreneurs, technology consultants, IT visionaries, media professionals, published authors, government advisors, partners at major global accounting firms, bankers, and more.