Degrees at AUAF:
A degree is not conferred for a mere collection of credits. A well-balanced, unified, and complete program of study is required. The overall program of the student frequently may exceed the minimum requirements as specified for each degree and students should plan carefully so that the can complete their degree within the required timeframe. The majority of students graduate with more than the 120 minimum required credits for the four year degrees. ITCS and LLB both require more than 120 credits to graduate. Students who choose a minor may also require more than the minimum number of degree credits in order to graduate.
Degree Plans (students need to complete the general education requirements before moving on to 300 and 400-level classes):
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - for students who started before 2015 Fall semester
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – for students who started after 2015 Fall semester
Prior AUAF Academic Catalogs (the most-up-to date policies are under the current catalog year):
Prior Academic Catalogs are provided as reference only and to assist students who pursue a graduate degree. The catalogs list descriptions of undergraduate courses.
Master Degrees at AUAF
Master degrees at AUAF are a minimum of two years of academic studies (usually longer) and require a thesis.
Minors at AUAF broaden students’ perspectives in interdisciplinary coursework and bridge together the major with an emphasis on a secondary focus.
Undergraduate students in good standing are eligible for one minor. Undergraduate students may be required or may choose to complete a minor as part of their Bachelor’s degree. Some degree programs may have specific program recommendations as to the minors to pursue.
A minor consists of at least 18 semester hours of, including several upper-level academic work concentrated in one academic discipline and the coursework must not be the same as the student’s major. A student interested in pursuing a minor should talk with their academic advisor about the particular discipline they want to pursue once they have declared a major. The minor declaration form must be submitted at least one semester (fall or spring) before graduation. Students choosing to complete a minor will graduate with more than 120 credit hours.
It is the responsibility of the student to make sure that they satisfy the requirements for the minor. Students should contact their advisor for any questions regarding the completion of the minor.
If a student decides that they no longer wish to pursue a minor, they must contact the Office of the Registrar and follow the process to have it removed from their degree plan.
Credits used to complete the minor cannot duplicate credits used to fulfill major requirements. Not all courses offered in the minor are offered during any given semester. Students should work with their advisor to plan accordingly.
Course requirements for approved minors follow:
Gender Studies Minor (15 credit hours)
3 Credits must be included from the following:
GEN 110 Introduction to Gender Studies
3 Credits must be included from the following:
GEN 210/SOC 210 Sociology of Gender
9 Credits must be included from the following:
GEN 310/POL 499 Gender in Afghanistan
SOC 310 Social Science Research Methods
GEN 410/SOC 410 Marriage and Family
GEN 499 Special Topics in Gender Studies
GEN 300/400 level classes
English Minor (18 credit hours)
ENG 210 World Literature I, ENG 211 World Literature II, ENG 220 Creative Writing, ENG 230 Introductions to the Study of Language, ENG 250 Introduction to Short Story, ENG 240 Survey of American Literature, ENG Literature: Introduction to Poetry, Short Story courses, British Literature courses, Language and Globalization courses, Fiction/Poetry courses, ENG 310 English Translation to Dari/Farsi, ENG 315 Dari/Farsi Translation to English, ENG 322 Introduction to Shakespeare, ENG 325 Classical Persian Literature, Any 200-level or higher Literature and Philosophy courses, Any HUM 300, HUM 400, ENG 300 and/or ENG 400 level courses not listed above.
Check with your advisor to make sure that the English course will work toward the minor.
(Note: the required ENG 110/ENG 115 and composition general education courses do not count towards the Minor)
Law Minor (18 credit hours)
The Law minor would be granted to students from other majors who complete any 18 credits of law not including LGS 110. For those students who matriculated in or after Fall 2013, at least 6 of those credits must be at the LGS 300-level or above. The law minor immediately replaces the law certificate that ended in 2013.
Math Minor (18 credit hours)
Required core courses - A total of 12 credit hours as follows:
9 credit hours which include:
MTH 120 Discrete Mathematics (3 credits)
MTH 130 Calculus I (3 credits)
MTH 145 Calculus II (3 credits)
Plus 3 credit hours (1 course) from one of the following classes:
MTH 135 Linear Algebra (3 credits)
MTH 245 Calculus III (3 credits)
Plus 6 credit hours - Minor Elective courses - Choose any two (2) of the following courses:
MTH 310 Linear Optimization (3 credits)
MTH 320 Differential Equations (3 credits)
MTH 330 Probability (3 credits)
MTH 340 Game Theory (3 credits)
Any MTH 300 or 400 level course not listed above