Core Competency

As one of the five colleges of Ahlia University, the College of Arts and Science strives to provide excellence in teaching and research in a stimulating learning environment conducive to creativity and innovation. The College is committed to producing competent well-rounded graduates in the field of humanities and science who are able to meet new challenges and responsibilities in a technology driven society. ​​​​​​​

It aims to help students to acquire transferable skills needed in their professional life and develop their critical, creative and analytical thinking and problem solving skills. The College offers cutting edge courses in the field of humanities such as journalism, media, public relations and languages. The College aspires to achieve a position of international distinction by offering outstanding quality programmes in the area of humanities and science with excellence in research responsive to the needs of the community. It also aims to enhance the quality of education in those programmes by constantly monitoring teaching/learning effectiveness and periodically reviewing its academic programmes.

Apart from offering degree programmes specific to interior design on one hand and mass communication and public relations on the other, the mission of the College revolves around imparting language skills and widening student’s scope in the realm of humanities and social sciences among all students regardless of their degree programme and area of specialisation. As such, the College shares the impressive success of the University so far in the Quality Assurance evaluation reports.

In addition to the service courses in English language, mathematics, Arabic and general studies as university requirements and other elective courses in foreign languages and humanities which are open to all undergraduates, the College offers the following programs:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design (BSID)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication & Public Relations (BSMCPR)
  • Master’s Degree Mass Communication & Public Relations (MSMCPR)

All three programmes are accredited by the Higher Education Council in Bahrain and are running successfully. The College has a high calibre faculty with a diverse cultural background and teaching experience. The academic faculty consists of 5 Full Professors, 10 Associate Professors, 18 Assistant Professors and 10 Lecturers. The college encourages quality research among faculty and students, and faculty members attend and present papers at regional and international conferences and publish their research in reputable journals.

The College maintains a good relationship with the relevant industries. There are strong ties with the local newspapers and radio and T.V. personnel as well as various interior design organisations. This relationship enhances training and job opportunities for the College graduates.