At least half of the AUC programme is dedicated to taking major courses, and another third to the Academic Core, but this means that there is still plenty of room in the programme for freely chosen courses: the electives.

Broaden and extend your education

You can use your electives to broaden and extend your education in a variety of ways. You may like to try out a range of different subjects and pursue diverse interests, or you might prefer to take your electives in a single subject area to fulfil the requirements for a  ‘minor'.

Your future ambitions could also influence your choice of electives. Perhaps you will decide to use your electives to supplement your major and deepen your knowledge in certain subjects in order to further prepare you for more specific degrees at the Master or PhD levels.

Your tutor will be there to help guide you in making the best use of your electives in your study programme based on your interests and ambitions.

You can select your electives from a wide range of courses, including those offered outside of your major (as long as you fulfil any prerequisites), and courses in the Academic Core that may not necessarily be part of the requirements. There may also be some specially designed elective courses available and/or courses offered in collaboration with other institutions (such as UvA/VU or during your semester abroad).

Published by  Amsterdam University College

3 August 2018