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College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of relevant and unique programs in the fields of health, the environment, media, and education, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

CAS is recognized as an institution that fosters academic excellence driven by teaching and research and contributes to the development of the local, regional and international communities.
Our mission is to graduate students with the intellectual, academic, and practical skills needed for coping with the challenges of a rapidly changing world, and to contribute to local and international cultures.

About our College of Arts and Sciences

ADU’s College of Arts and Science (CAS) offers bachelor degrees in Public Health, Environmental Health & Safety and Mass Communication (in both English and Arabic), as well as advanced degrees in specialized areas of education including a Professional Diploma in Teaching (in both English and Arabic), Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Master of Science in Special Education. CAS is the only College in Abu Dhabi to offer a Mass Communications undergraduate degree in both English and Arabic.

ADU is the only university in the UAE where you can study Public Health and Environmental Health & Safety programs at undergraduate level. These unique programs focus on high profile health and safety issues that have a real impact on our communities. Our close relationship with HAAD puts us at the forefront of all public health issues in the UAE and our collaboration includes a joint annual conference on health topics as well as participation in their Public Health Ambassador Program and community outreach.

If you are an education practitioner, our Master of Education in Education Leadership, Master of Science in Special Education or Professional Diploma in Teaching – a program that has graduated more than 3000 students – offer you the opportunity to advance your career in an environment that combines practical experience with the latest research into teaching and learning strategies. 

In addition to your chosen discipline, CAS will equip you with the transferable skills vital in today’s workforce and involve you in the local community in a range of initiatives. We keep our thinking current through a regular suite of guest speakers, all experts in their fields.

Flexible timings will ensure you find a schedule that works for you. Our postgraduate programs provide the option of six different admission points throughout the year. This gives you a flexibility unparalleled in any other institution in the region.

Three Memoranda of Understanding provide extensive opportunities for external collaboration: our MoU with East Carolina University, USA, has paved the way for student and faculty exchanges, research collaboration and program partnerships; the MoU signed with the National Media Council provides educational and training opportunities for ADU students, as well as training for media professionals through ADU; our collaboration with the Emirates Autism Society provides a framework for collaboration on activities related to autism spectrum disorders, as well as training and internship opportunities, the creation of new programs, research, seminars and conferences.

College of Arts and Sciences Downloads

CAS - Undergraduate Brochure
CAS - Academic Advising Manual



Academic Success Center

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