Meaningful learning is at the heart of Habib University’s academic framework. Habib University’s overall curricular framework ensures that you have an intellectually stimulating, interdisciplinary, and flexible learning journey during your undergraduate education. The following diagram will help you understand the intellectual richness and diversity of courses available to you and the possibility of crafting your own unique degree program through different courses

HU offers six Majors in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Social Development and Policy, Communication and Design and Comparative Humanities

The Habib Liberal Core Curriculum

The Habib Liberal Core Curriculum is a set of ten interdisciplinary courses mandatory for all students. It aims to ensure that all students, regardless of their Major, are exposed to a broad range of the existing forms of knowledge. It comprises courses designed by integrating disciplines from the Social Sciences, Humanities and the Naturals Sciences
The Liberal Core fosters a wide-range of thinking including historical and social thinking, philosophical thinking, formal and quantitative reasoning, scientific thinking and creative practice.

Core/Required courses for your Major

HU offers six Majors i.e. Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Social Development and Policy, Communication and Design and Comparative Humanities. You have to select one Major to pursue your choice of degree, however you have the option to switch your Major at any time during your course of study.

Electives from Your Major

Each Major offers different courses as Electives under various themes related to your Major. Students are given the opportunity to select electives according to their interest. These Electives also provide you the opportunity to shape your degree as according to your skills, interests and career aspirations.

Electives from other Majors

These electives allow you to study courses from other Majors in order to make your degree an inter-disciplinary degree. For example, you may have Computer Science as your Major but you can select electives from Social Development and Policy.

Electives from iSciM, Playground and the Centre for South Asian Music

These courses are offered by Integrated Science and Mathematics (iSciM), Centre for transdisciplinary design and innovation (Playground), and the Centre for South Asian Music. Many of these courses are identified as free electives i.e., anybody can enroll in these courses if they fulfill their pre-requisites (if any).
iSciM offers interesting courses in natural sciences including physics, biology, chemistry, environment, energy etc. Playground engages students in courses developed to promote design thinking and various other aspects of design such as speculative design, service design, interaction design etc. Centre for South Asian Music offers various courses that engage students in developing their musical skills and sensibilities around South Asian music.

At Habib University, there is a range of academic minors catering to the needs of students from all backgrounds and disciplines. You may choose a minor from the list below:

  1. Comparative Literature
  2. Philosophy
  3. Religious Studies
  4. History
  5. South Asian Music
  6. Communication & Design
  7. Social Development & Policy
  8. Physics
  9. Mathematics
  10. Computer Science
  11. Electrical and Computer Engineering

Earning Minors with Your Major

Deciding a major is tricky. Many students express interest and have the ability to excel in more than one area of study. In certain cases, students require in-depth understanding of an additional field of study to get closer to their goals and ambitions. In situations similar to these, students opt for a secondary area of depth, normally termed as a minor degree. A minor is a secondary focus for students enrolled in an undergraduate program. These experiences are extremely valuable as they not only contribute to the development of a well-rounded personality but also add key strengths to a student’s profile, enabling them to expand their future options both in academic and non-academic endeavors. (Courtesy: Dr. Anzar Khaliq)
At Habib University, there is a range of academic minors catering to the needs of students from all backgrounds and disciplines. You may choose a minor from the list below:

  1. Comparative Literature
  2. Philosophy
  3. Religious Studies
  4. HistoryStudy
  5. South Asian Music
  6. Communication & Design
  7. Social Development & Policy
  8. Physics
  9. Mathematics
  10. Computer Science
  11. Electrical and Computer Engineering

Your Faculty Adviser and Academic Adviser will help you understand all these course categories and guide you in selecting the right type of courses for you.