Many of the most important issues facing society today are too complex or wide-ranging to be dealt with using the knowledge and methodology of a single subject area. The AUC academic programme therefore places a great deal of emphasis on teaching you how to integrate insights from different perspectives, and to work across the traditional boundaries between subjects and fields. This is most strongly reflected in AUC's six themes, of which you choose one as a background to your studies.
However, you also need depth of knowledge in order to integrate these insights successfully. In the AUC programme you therefore choose a major as a focus for your studies, and explore your favourite subject areas in more depth.