Major and theme
At the end of your first semester, you confirm your choice of major and begin to develop your own individual study plan with the guidance of one of the six themes. These themes examine complex and far-reaching questions in science and society that require the integration of insights from different fields of knowledge.
Electives and other subject areas
At the same time, part of your programme is reserved for freely chosen elective courses, where you are able to explore other interests and broaden your education.
You follow your own individual path through the subject areas towards the centre of the circle, guided by your theme and major, while continuing to take Academic Core courses to refine your academic skills. In your third year you then return to your theme for an advanced course to reflect, along with other students in your major, how your unique course work has shaped your view on the theme.
Finally, you complete your Bachelor programme with the capstone experience. The capstone experience is designed to encompass the knowledge you have gained during your time at AUC and to develop this knowledge into a thesis on a topic of your choice.
Designing your individual programme
You have several options to design your own programme in accordance with your personal interests. Your individual path to the centre of the curriculum circle will also be influenced by a number of factors, including:
- your choice of theme and major (and the requirements of your chosen major)
- Academic Core requirements
- general degree requirements for graduation
- your future ambitions: if you plan to go on to a particular Master programme, you may need to include certain courses in your AUC programme