Riffa, Bahrain – The American University of Bahrain (AUBH), Bahrain’s American-style University has expanded its portfolio of academic offerings with the introduction of three new degree programs at the undergraduate level. A Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, A Bachelor of Business Administration in Digital Marketing & Social Media, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources will be offered in September 2021 and enrollment is now open. This announcement follows the recent news that AUBH has officially achieved eligibility to proceed with an Application for Accreditation with the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), one of the highest levels of quality assurance in higher education. Once awarded, AUBH would be among the sole ten universities accredited by WSCUC worldwide.
Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, AUBH Provost commented: “We are very proud of the growth of our academic portfolio and the access it will provide students to a wide range of local and international opportunities. Industries such as civil engineering, digital marketing, and human resources are thriving on a global level and we look forward to creating meaningful collaborations with companies within these sectors, to offer our students a seamless pathway to professional opportunities.”
The AUBH admission process is open for the 2021-2022 academic year and the University has already launched additional admissions services to support AUBH students. Such services cater to those who are based abroad and cannot yet travel to Bahrain, including the ones based in Saudi Arabia who wish to cross the King Fahd Causeway. Thanks to the University’s flexible attendance, based on a dual-modality learning model which the University has been running for the past year, students have the option to attend classes on campus or online through an immersive camera system with multiple views of the classroom. They can see their classmates, the professor, as well as the presentation being shared. In addition to providing a safe and flexible learning environment for students, this setup has also facilitated the transition for international students who began their learning online and plan to join in-person, once they are able to travel to the Kingdom.
Offering a growing base of programs across AUBH’s Colleges from a modern campus in Riffa, AUBH embraces a unique approach to learning, giving students access to real world scenarios and practical, case-based lessons. AUBH is adopting the latest in learning technology, library, labs and sports center facilities, and strives to keep its vibrant campus bustling with academic and extra-curricular life among its multi-cultural student body.
AUBH is the first comprehensive, purpose-built, American-style co-educational university in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Founded by the Elm Al Bahrain Education Fund and supported by Mumtalakat, the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain, AUBH currently includes a College of Business & Management, College of Engineering, and College of Architecture & Design and is situated in an innovative, high-tech campus 75,000 square meter in Riffa, Bahrain.
The University’s mission is to provide the students of Bahrain and the international community opportunities to realize their professional and personal goals through a rigorous and engaging student centric environment that is conducive to learning and fostering creativity in a multicultural setting. American University of Bahrain fosters a community that embraces diversity and is committed to the ideals of intellectual inquiry, ethical behavior and social and civic responsibility. AUBH’s aim is to produce career oriented graduates equipped with the skills and knowledge required to advance the economies and societies within which they operate.
AUBH is proud to be licensed by the Higher Education Council of the Ministry of Education of Bahrain. On June 3rd, 2021, a WSCUC panel reviewed the appropriate Eligibility criteria and determined that the institution is eligible to proceed with an Application for Accreditation. A determination of Eligibility is not a formal status with the WASC Senior College and University Commission, nor does it ensure eventual accreditation. It is a preliminary finding that the institution is potentially accreditable and can proceed within five years of its Eligibility determination to be reviewed for Candidacy or Initial Accreditation status with the Commission.
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