Armenian academic institution established in Lebanon in 1955 by the Union of Evangelical Armenian Churches and the Armenian Mission Delegation.
Haigazian is a liberal arts college catering mostly to the needs of the Armenian community in Lebanon. Arabic, English, and Armenian literature are taught, as well as political science, economics, sociology, psychology, computer science, and business administration. There are also professors who teach chemistry, physics, and religious studies.
In 1975, Haigazian College had an enrollment of 650 students; by the mid-1990s there were 312 students and 50 faculty. All courses are taught in English and students are required to take a course on religion. Most of Haigazian's faculty also teach at the American University of Beirut and Beirut University College.
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