Academic Catalog

The Academic Catalog is a comprehensive guide that serves as a record of programs offered, courses, services, amenities, along with academic policies and procedures, here at AUAF. The online Catalog is the official Catalog whereby changes are incorporated at intervals throughout the year. 

2020/2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (revised 28/01/2021)

2020/2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog


2019/2020 Academic Catalog 2016/2017 Academic Catalog 2013/2014 Academic Catalog 2008/2010 Academic Catalog
2018/2019 Academic Catalog 2015/2016 Academic Catalog 2011/2013 Academic Catalog 2007/2008 Academic Catalog
2017/2018 Academic Catalog 2014/2015 Academic Catalog 2010/2011 Academic Catalog 2006/2007 Academic Catalog



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 they 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. The LLB requires 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. 

Students can participate in the graduation ceremony if they can reasonably complete all requirements by the end of the Spring semester. Students who need to take courses in the summer and fall will graduate in the following year.

Degree Plans (students need to complete the general education requirements before moving on to 300 and 400-level classes):

2020/2021 Degree Plans

Bachelor of Arts and Laws

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

2019/2020 Degree Plans 

Bachelor of Arts and Laws

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

AUAF Minor requirements sheet

2018/2019 and Earlier Degree Plans

Bachelor of Business

Before Fall 2015 - Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA): Accounting/Finance/Management – for students who started before 2015 Fall Semester

Fall 2015 through and including Spring 2017 - Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA): Accounting/Finance/Marketing/Operational Management – for students who started in 2015 Fall Semester through and including 2017 Spring

Fall 2017 through and including Spring 2019 - Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) for students starting Fall 2017 through Spring 2019

Information Technology

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - for students who declared their major in 2018 and spring 2019. 

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 to 2017 Spring

Political Science

Before Fall 2019 - Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration


Before Fall 2019 - Bachelor of Arts and Laws (BA-LL.B.)

Master's in Business Administration

Master degrees at AUAF are a minimum of two years of academic studies (usually longer) and require a thesis.

MBA Degree Plan

Prior AUAF Academic Catalogs (the most-up-to-date policies are under the current catalog year):

Prior Academic Catalogs are provided as a reference only and to assist students who pursue a graduate degree. The catalogs list descriptions of undergraduate courses. 



Minors at AUAF broaden students’ perspectives in interdisciplinary coursework and bridge together the major with an emphasis on a secondary focus. AUAF Minor requirements sheet.

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 15 semester hours, including several upper-level academic works 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 academic 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 not listed above

Literary Studies Minor (Previously English Minor) (15 credit hours)
Required Course: ENG 150 Response to Literature (3 credits)

Plus six credits of ENG 200-level courses or higher. Including (but not limited to) the following courses:

  1. ENG 210 World Literature I
  2. ENG 211 World Literature II
  3. ENG 220 Creative Writing
  4. ENG 225 Contemporary Poetry
  5. ENG 230 Introductions to the Study of Language
  6. ENG 240 Survey of American Literature
  7. ENG 250 Introduction to the Short Story
  8. ENG 255 Studies in Children’s Literature
  9. HUM 215 Introduction to Film Studies

Plus six credits of 300-level courses or higher. Including (but not limited to) the following courses:

  1. ENG 310 Pashto-English Translation to Dari/Farsi
  2. ENG 315 Dari/Farsi-English Translation
  3. PHL 320 Studies in Greek Philosophy to English
  4. ENG 322 Introduction to Shakespeare
  5. ENG 325 Classical Persian Literature
  6. ENG 330 Contemporary Philosophy and Literature
  7. ENG 399 Special Topics in English
  8. Any ENG 300 or ENG 400 course not listed above
  9. Any HUM 300 or HUM 400 course not listed above

Check with your advisor to make sure that the English courses you choose will work toward the minor. 

(Note: the required ENG 110/ENG 115 and composition general education courses, such as ENG 215 and ENG 271, do not count towards the Minor)

Law Minor (15 credit hours)

The Law minor would be granted to students from other majors who complete any 15 credits of law. At least 6 of those credits (two courses) must be at the LGS 300-level or above. 

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)

MTH 200-level or higher

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

Data Science Minor (12 credit hours)

The Data Science minor is granted to students from other majors who complete the below 12 credits:

  1. ITC 255 Statistical Data Science
  2. ITC 360 Data Mining
  3. ITC 300 Data Visualization
  4. ITC 250 Introduction to Data Science 


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