President’s Message

Dear students and prospective students of the American University of Armenia, 

You are looking at the AUA Catalog of courses that could lead the way to your intellectual enrichment at the American University of Armenia as you explore the options and opportunities for carving your educational and professional career path. The array of courses at AUA reflects the strength and breadth of skills of our dedicated teachers that will support your academic progression. This catalog also offers a comprehensive view of learning opportunities in and out of the classroom, as well as the student support channels that will inspire you to build the knowledge and resilience to succeed. AUA is a milieu where scholars, staff, student advisors and donors value you as a student and support your development to become a successful and valued member of society. 

In this version of the AUA Catalog, you will find the academic programs and offerings for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Catalog provides information about the requirements for degree and certificate programs, course descriptions and a broad range of options that will help you to build a strong educational foundation and will prepare you to become a responsible citizen and a leader that can meet the challenges in your local environment and of a globalized world. 

As a member of the AUA community, you will also enjoy being part of a unique and diverse group of students, faculty, researchers, staff and alumni who are dedicated to our  mission: To have an impact on students and the community as a center of academic excellence, innovation, inquiry, and diversity that contributes to the further development and advancement of Armenia, the region and the world through teaching and scholarship, fostering creativity, integrity and community service. Armenia is an ancient land with a rich culture and a tradition of excellence in education. AUA builds on this foundation by adding the ideals of academic freedom, shared governance, social responsibility, liberal arts education, interdisciplinary studies, and critical thinking. Today, AUA is positioned in a time and place to enable true impact of these values and realize sustainable development through economic, social and ecological integration, transformation and universality. Let the passion for learning and contribution be your guide to an unsurpassed educational experience at AUA.

We are here to answer questions you might have when looking through the Catalog. You are always welcome to visit us on campus or online at


Best  wishes,

Dr. Karin Markides

President of AUA